I’m Kinda, Sorta OCD
I’m pretty sure I don’t have OCD, but sometimes I really convince myself that I do. And by “sometimes” I mean “every time I watch Obsessed on A&E.” Although my habits don’t come nearly as close to those of the people on that show who have to touch the fridge 46 times before they can get some milk, I do have some quirks that make me go hmm…
I know a lot of people have weird things with numbers, but my thing with numbers is just wacky. For example, when I’m on the treadmill planning on going for a run, I make sure I walk for exactly half a mile before. The treadmill must say exactly .50 before I can start running. .49 is not okay, and, to be honest, I’m not sure what I would do if it went to .51 and I wasn’t running yet, but I guess I don’t have to worry about that because I won’t let that happen.
Now, is that just routine or a blatant obsession?
Also, when I play tennis, sometimes I’ll flip the racket in the air and catch it. And once I do it once, I make myself do it 3 times in a row before I can keep playing. If I don’t catch it, I have to start over. WTF?
I don’t know how or why I developed these odd OCD tendencies. I know they aren’t dangerous or cause me social problems (unless I meet someone who can’t handle my racket-flipping), but it’s just….weird. Why do I have to shower in the same order (face, body, hair, conditioner) every morning, or set my alarm clock to a time that ends in 3? And why aren’t I obsessed with something useful like cleanliness or staying organized? Or avoiding cake/chocolate/all things fried?
And am I the only one with a mild case of OCD? What sort of weird OCD habits do you have? Share ‘em here so we can all feel a bit better about ours!