Tuesday, January 21, 2014

One Word for the Year in Dealing with my OCD: Practice

Practice Makes Progress

I assume I suck at practice.  Actually, I have amazing practice skills ~ practicing old rituals and patterns. I am going to a Mindfulness Meditation group, using the book Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Finding Peace in a Frantic World by Mark Williams and Danny Penman.  The defining word is "practice."  Practicing being present.  Practicing being with my body sensations and all the attendant thoughts.

It's been a hard few months, with medical tests and uncertainty, with one problem receding and another advancing, and all the old health anxiety stuff surging up.  I knew I needed to do something to help take care of myself.

Check out the free mindfulness meditations on the Mindfulness site.

What would be your one word for the year, in dealing with your OCD?  A word that inspires you to make progress.


  1. I'm sorry you're dealing with health challenges. I hope the meditation group helps. It sounds great! I've read about and practiced mindfulness on my own, with a CD by Jon Kabat-Zinn. It helps me a lot.

    My word for the year is "adventure." It surprised me when it came to me. I feel like the word is guiding me in doing things that OCD once prevented me from doing.

    1. Tina,
      Adventure is an awesome word for the year! There is such liberation in doing things that were once forbidden by the OCD. I have a CD from Kabat-Zinn's The Mindful Way Through Depression, and it was really helpful.