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      Hi everyone. I find that Christmas time exacerbates everything about OCD… Sort of  ‘hopes and fears of all the years’ kind of thing. And the pandemic situation has really isolated people. And on top of all that, everyone on tv is happy… or seems to be so. None of us feel happy all of the time, and seeing others doing so can really drag us down. None of us is ever really alone, we all have ourselves for company… And we have the forum. Sometimes it is nice to just not do anything at all… just breathe. Listen to some favourite music, check out your favourite groups on youtube.  There are some really good cbt books available on amazon. But for right how, be good to yourself, treat yourself to something you really enjoy… In my case, a nice cup of coffee, and hopefully,  a biscuit or two!


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