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    I have OCD, anxiety and possibly depression. I find it really hard to things I used to love, I find myself avoiding hobbies, procrastinating and can't decide what to do, I can't decide on just one thing and I end up not doing anything or much which makes me feel worse. Does anyone have any advice on how to get round this? I think I'd probably feel a bit better if I could do things again but it's so difficult to just get going and keep things up. And how can I stop being in my head so much? Thank you
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I have OCD, anxiety and possibly depression. I find it really hard to things I used to love, I find myself avoiding hobbies, procrastinating and can't decide what to do, I can't decide on just one thing and I end up not doing anything or much which makes me feel worse. Does anyone have any advice on how to get round this? I think I'd probably feel a bit better if I could do things again but it's so difficult to just get going and keep things up. And how can I stop being in my head so much? Thank you
    It's worth seeing your GP to see if they can help. They could refer to another service, or give you medication if appropriate.

    Have you tried doing on of your activities with a friend? It might be a little easier if it's all planned out. When I was in this situation, I found it helped to make it a bit harder to back out of. If I was going with a friend, or someone was expecting to see me, then it wasn't as simple as just not turning up and that sometimes gave me the push to do things. If that's not for you though, don't sweat it. You might find things more difficult with the added pressure, and that's fine too. Rather than trying to take everything on in one go, try and bring back one thing at a time. Say, if you liked playing a sport, and you were also really into art and playing an instrument as well, you could just try one of them to begin with. It's less to do then, and doesn't feel like such a mountain to climb
 
 
 
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