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Group Beyond Blue: Bulletin Boards

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I learned one more technique to deal obsessions from Group Beyond Blue member Belleo, who started a discussion called “Bulletin Board” at Group Beyond Blue (which you can get to by clicking here) at Beliefnet Community. Here’s what she said:

I haven’t used it in a while, but a bulletin board did serve a good purpose . On a day when it is difficult to talk about feelings you write a note with a little drawing that explains your state of mind. This way I don’t have to bother the ones I love with my baggage or agenda whatever one wants to call it . 

So today I wrote, “I am sinking.” And I pasted a little boat to the note. It didn’t actually get rave reviews but did get across to family members that I am feeling low.

What would you write on your bulletin board today?

I think this idea is brilliant, really, in terms of family dynamics. By posting our moods on the family bulletin board, we wouldn’t have to do all the detective work regarding what’s going on inside the other. We wouldn’t have to obsess about everyone else’s feelings.

What other ideas do you have to conquer obsession and to communicate effectively?

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    Post-it notes.
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    I have been dealing with OCD for years. I have a bunch of examples, but one in particular was obsessive door locking. Once I locked the door, I stuck a post-it note on it. When I wanted to lock the door again, I would draw a smiley face on the post-it note. Then, when I would wake up in the middle of the night and want to obsessively lock the door, I would see the smiley post-it. (This took months…)
    the other is training my dog to recognize my physical repetitive stress symptoms (tapping). He lays his head on my lap if he catches me doing it, which makes me aware that I need to take a moment to focus on my surroundings, reassess my anxiety levels.

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    Well I start thinking about things that really bother me and it used to continue all day. What has worked for me is to say outloud that I’ve had enough. And I limit my time thinking about these things over and over again. I simply say to myself during the day to stop it! It does help…

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