Category: OCD

As for everything else that you want to complete in life, there’s gonna be some motivation involved – not necessary much but it got to be there. Motivation can be taught, scientist claims – but by what factor – motivation?? Yes! but not alone, there are other significant elements that develop motivation. You should see motivation as a part of you, grounded deep in within you, but affectet and effected by you psycological state of mind, what cognitive level your at, social background and how you behavior has evolved.

So why motivation?

Well first off – if you as a person, maybe with a mental disorder, and want to make some improvement about a subject, which has reached a standstill. So far everything has been easy and motivation hasn’t been a key factor for success, because the evolution of the subject has been organic (no effort in reality to get to the standstill). Now to move a head, you got to keep a maintaining focus on all that is basic.  This is not hard on the motivation let alone, but your main focus is now the small details – only the details can keep you moving forward towards what ever goal you might have!

Lets use a case – The second best rowing team in the world cant keep up with the best as it is right now. Up until now they have become the second best team by only organic evolution and basic training. But to beat the best team, they have to start focus on not only streching and contracting their arm muscles during training – but also have focus on the grib, the twist in the wrist and a enhanced team plan for communication – all these plus more should the main focus every single minutes this team is out on the water practising. Here the motivation kicks in!

So natural talent can get you far, but if you want to reach full potential, you gotta have motivation!…

Life changing decisions require motivation, without it, forget all about it!..and this is especially the reality for people with mental disorders – why? well a so big change in habits and doings takes time, and a constant focus on not falling back to old procedures is exhausting. But motivation in the right form will help to minimize both physical and psycological pain in this process and give a feeling of success and pleasure when goals are reached.

So motivation is important, yet motivation is very individual and there is no rigth or overall helpfull solution to how you boost the will(motivation) for change. It is however possible to find alot of guides and how to on the web. Joining seminars and seek coaching is a way of learning aswell, but often cost money, therefore be sceptical and use networking to find the best courses and classes….

This is only the first part on motivation….more will come.

Remember, im not teaching about motivation – im merely motivating!

Have a good one 🙂

Im just asking…

Obsessiv compulsive disorder!… Yes a insanely complex disorder yet somewhat simple. I got a good friend of mine, she is a psychologist, not a therapist of OCD  – just a very good friend, she asked me this: For people with OCD, wouldn’t it be better if it was said CDO for the systematic reason within you brain and reactions towards the diagnosis you got?

Personally i am not freaked out about how the order of the letters are – but lets think about how this would help us not to be misunderstood. For instance im very open about my OCD, often 10-15 minuttes after people meet me the first time i’ve told them about me having my dayli problem. But when you say: I got OCD ( remember im Danish) people often looks very suspicious at me like they heard wrong or missed a word. Im just babbling along and suddenly I tell about the fear of germs and it like they finally understood what it is all about. Reason for this – OECD ( the organisation for econimic co-operation and development) – many people initial thoughts was: What did he get from OECD? some statistics, reports or some lawstuff, why is he babbling about germs?

If there is a crowd, it takes one person to like ask, what do mean – germs? OECD? I go – OH no! no! no! – Im like washing my hands insanely and checking my apartment like 10 times before I leave it – every time!

So CDO would probably help with my minor problem about OCD being spelled OCD. But CDO doesn’t do anything else for my fear of germs and my apartment will probably burn down anyway if i dont do my standarized checking procedure. So from my point of view CDO would not safe my world – but on the other hand – CDO sounds like at organisation that is prepared to take over the world at any time. I got CDO – I do my part. Maybe with a twist – I got CDO with OCD !! Now thats kinda freaky! 😀

If you got OCD or relatives who suffer from OCD or just curious about OCD please feel free to post