The last couple weeks or so have been challenging. I went from working full time and doing two online grad classes to it all ending at the same time. I had a week off for family to come visit and it extended into two weeks. My routines got all mixed up, and when there was down time which seemed like too much, I felt depression creeping in. On top of that, my patience level went down, irritability went up, seemed like I had too many triggers, and you get the idea. It was very challenging and I upped my sessions with my therapist. She said due to my OCD, I don’t do well with too much down time, a lack of routine or schedule, and because it budges my emotions. Sigh. I tried to stay as busy as possible but sometimes I would run out of things to do. TV doesn’t count, I can only stand about an hour , maybe two a day. It just isn’t stimulating enough. Some people can sit in front of a TV all day and that amazes me, because I feel like there is no stimulation to it generally.
Other than trying to stay busy, I exercised and doubled up my exercise due to new external stimuli. That helped in many ways and I tried to recruit my guests to do it but they were not as gun-ho as I. I find my OCD has a new obsession, it is the question of wondering when the boredom will return and feeling anxiety over that. My therapist says I will be much better once I get back to work, because I will be kept busy all day. Of course, if I were rich, I would have the money to keep myself busy all day everyday, and there would be no problem.
Anyone else run into this?