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16 July 2014 - 16:41

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Hi guys hope everyone is ok! ,how does everyone look at life living with this condition i mean regards too wat gives u motivation from day to day?wat keeps u going wen your ocd is tormenting u?thanks Dave(u can pm if u like )

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17 July 2014 - 20:27

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The heat does tend to drain me ,but i drink more water and dont go in the sun too long .
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17 July 2014 - 22:15

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Yes, the weather certainly doesn't help. It's been about 29°C here today and set to be more than 32°C tomorrow and humid with it. I'm sat here melting

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grams88 said:  I have an unusal hobby I tend to practice most days learning different facts or knowledge so it sticks in my mind. At the time being I'm focusing on the order of the commonwealth games by remembering what year and what city each of the games were hosted.

Graeme, you would be my first choice as a partner in a pub quiz team!   I'm glad you've found something that gives you an incentive to keep going. Have you thought of teaching yourself a foreign language? If I had more time I would set myself the goal of becoming fluent in French so that I could chat with French people and listen to French radio programmes. Or maybe learn Welsh or Latin. And if I had access to a computer at home I would like to do some online study with the Open University. They have set up a website called FutureLearn. All the courses are free and you can take an exam for some of them. Courses last from 2 to 6 weeks and only require 2 to 5 hours study per week. It would give me something to aim at and a sense of achievement to get to the end of a course.  https://www.futurelearn.com/

18 July 2014 - 10:35

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Thanks Goofy (I hope I don't let the team down)

Actually I have been thinking about improving my spanish even though it's been a while since I tried it. There are some great ways to go about learning a foreign language and the one thing we must do is what you were saying is give ourselves the time to learn. Oh diffinitely something I have been thinking about doing for a long time.

I've been practicing last night learning more information sort of like your general knowledge that tends to pop up in quizies, When you start this kind of hobby you begin to notice many areas that interest you such as for myself I really like geography and science but then I have to suffer the the subjects I'm not too keen on such as (1960s rock music) We usually have certain subjects we would just show no interest in what so ever but with this type of hobby it challenges that and makes you tackle these subjects.

I'll have a look at the (Future Learn) website sounds interesting and a good way to learn many subjects and it's free cool. 

20 July 2014 - 15:29

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Maybe we could have our own quiz!
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20 July 2014 - 19:48

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Love the idea of a quiz!

I have done several degrees with the open university, largely to occupy my mind and try and block out the ocd. In a roundabout way ocd helped me get my degrees by making me determine to ignore it and not let it ruin something i enjoy. Can recommend the OU, i haven't done any of there free courses, but the support for my degrees was excellent

21 July 2014 - 15:25

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Well done mate !but im no quiz master so some1 else will have to arrange it
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