Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – OCD and Always Washing Your Car

Mary N

Do you feel like you have to wash your car all the time?

Do you have a fear that if you don’t wash your car that people will think less of you. Do you do it to the point where it makes you miserable but you do it anyway? If you do, you have OCD my friend.

There is no need to worry though. Here’s why. It’s great to have a clean car. After you have cleaned the car, tell yourself out loud, “I have cleaned my car and I am not going to do it again for a week!”

This may be really hard for you, since I know how it is because I used to wash my car almost every day.

I want to be the first to say that there is no shame in wanting a beautiful car, I know I do. But when it comes to the point where it is interrupting your daily functioning in life or to the point where you are doing it out of fear because you think that something bad could happen, then this is OCD and you need to stop or limit yourself.

The best thing for you to do is get it done by someone else only once a week and find a passion that you can focus on. Remember that anything in excess in nature is bad and washing your car too often will wear out the paint and waste a lot of your time.

Take action: The next time that you feel like you have to do your car when you know it’s clean, ignore the impulse and tell yourself that you don’t want to damage the paint or waste your time.

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