OCD right here.

April 18, 2012

Does anyone else suffer from severe OCD??
I mean, severe.
Like you fix the pillows on the couch 2 seconds after the person who was sitting there gets up?
Told you it was severe.

Well, I've been learning.
Learning to let things go.
I'm the kind of person who won't take help from anyone else because I have a way to do:

laundry
dishes
bed making
couch fixing
pillow fluffing
bathroom cleaning
vacuuming
dusting
mopping
dog feeding
Just to name a few.

But I had an epiphany.
I need to stop with the OCD shenanigans because I'm stressing out like CRAZY.
So badly, I'm surprised I don't have grey hair yet.

So this last week-- you'll all be so proud...
I let Andrew help me with dishes.
I let Andrew to wipe the kicthen counter [he didn't go in the direction I do with the Clorox wipes but I still let him do it!!] :)
I let Andrew hang up laundry.
I let Andrew help bake Friendship Bread.

I mean, really.
I've taken some HUGE strides this last week.
I'm sort of excited about it.
'Cause Lord knows when babies come along, my hair will be grey in a week from all the clutter and chaos. But I'll live.

So I'm starting to learn how now.

9 comments

  1. I think sometimes we get into these rituals and think that that's the only way to do things. Don't worry too much! Your life won't stop because of some dishes :)

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  2. i know, it's so aggravating and causes much more stress than it's worth! ridic!

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  3. After reading this post I think it's safe to say I also have severe OCD! :)

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  4. i won't say i'm ocd by any means! but i do like to do things MY WAY! haha. i think we all like things done our way. it's all about letting it go and being okay that it's not perfect. it's hard to do, but you are so right, when kids come around you won't be able to control everything. this makes me nervous too. congrats on giving up some control and letting andrew help :)

    anica

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  5. I'm the same way! My husband's only chores for our house are to vacuum and to put the clothes in the laundry. Everything else, I do. Not because he isn't willing but because it has to be done "the right way". lol And like you, I get stressed and overwhelmed and feel like I have to do it all but it's really my own fault! lol

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  6. I have specific ways I do things, too and don't like when they are out of order, BUT I have let go a lot for the simple fact that doing them by myself all the time was stressing me out. Maybe under our blonde locks we do have grey hairs...they're just hiding ;)

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  7. I def hav OCD w particular things. So annoying!

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  8. I know that a lot of women, including me, have a hard time letting go of control. It's a vicious cycle over here with my boyfriend & me. I don't want him to do anything, because he doesn't do it "right", like loading the dishwasher. But then when I'm the only one doing chores, you can bet I feel like a martyr. It's so silly, so I'm trying to get better, too!

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  9. I definitely have many OCD's...I'm totally like you and like to do things myself because I like the way I do them =)

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    xo
    Courtney

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