I am suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). It started when I was planning to take control of my study style, I fear that I will miss out on lectures and books. This is tiring and time consuming. I want everything to be organized but it is not possible as too many sudden things can happen. I cannot sit still and study as my mind was overwhelmed by the tasks I have planned to do. Even though I have planned my things and written down the tasks, I will constantly recheck my schedule to make sure I wrote them down in correct sequence. The reason for my OCD is probably due to insecurity in the university lifestyle, as I am currently still new to this new lifestyle, I want to take control of it, and this generates much worries.
Now I have thought of some tips to deal with this.
- After you jot down your things, just leave it.
- Don’t write multiple copies of the same stuff.
- Focus and leave things behind when you need to study.
- Relax and play games/ sport/ movie/ read books once in a while.