How you think about anxiety matters

OCD gets at least 50% of its power from the fact that we don’t like anxiety. We naturally want to push anxiety away, and every time we do a compulsion to get some anxiety relief, we give OCD a little bit more power.

But what if we stopped trying to get away from anxiety? What if we changed the way we thought about it? What if instead of seeing anxiety as the enemy we recognized it as a tool we could use to tame OCD?

Read “The Best TED Talks for People with OCD: Part 3” to learn how you can shift your relationship with anxiety to turn the tables on OCD so you can reclaim your life.

To learn more about how I stole OCD’s power by embracing anxiety (so that you can do the same!), see Chapter 13 in Is Fred in the Refrigerator? Taming OCD and Reclaiming My Life. Click here to purchase your copy.