OCD affects everybody differently. What might be a molehill for one person can be a mountain for another. But for everybody, getting better is about challenging yourself and winning small precious achievements against the OCD bully.

So what have you been able to do today? . . . Have you been able to get out for the first time in ages or managed to do your CBT task or cut down on a ritual?

What ever your success please share it with us all. Feel proud and inspire us all.

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    Truddles on 28th June 2014
    Tuesday at the hospital I managed to get undressed and walk on the floor barefoot without worrying about possible contamination. My feet were already filthy from wearing sandals which surprisingly doesn't worry me.
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    Wombat140 on 26th June 2014
    Answered the door (to take in parcels) twice this morning without twitching or doing anything visibly odd (that I know of), and even chatted a bit to the delivery people.  Feels good.
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    Truddles on 20th June 2014
    Yesterday I wore a skirt for the first time in more than five years. I was dubious exposing my legs because of my contamination OCD and the oedema but it went well and I felt good. I've even worn it again today.
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    Wombat140 on 11th June 2014
    When I go for a walk I nearly always get caught up in a train of thought and, for some reason, then unthinkingly break into a flat run - it's exhausting.  But for the last three days I haven't done that.
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    grams88 on 10th June 2014
    I went to use the public toilet while doing the volunteering and felt dirty as I thought my trousers touched the floor in the cubicle but I'm still wearing the same trousers today without putting them in the washing machine.