Now, to be clear, when Good Housekeeping declared readers should ‘be a little OCD’, they didn’t mean that they should be plagued by obsessive thoughts, feel constantly on edge and filled with fear, or be unable to break out of rituals that affect their quality of life.Nope, to ‘be a little OCD’ means to ‘use a paper towel to open the lavatory door on an airplane to avoid picking up viruses and bacteria’.I'd lie on the floor and rock for between a few minutes up to 6 hours or more.
edition of Good Housekeeping published a feature on staying healthy while travelling.
This stereotype tells us that you can spot a person with OCD if their desk is tidy, their kitchens are always sparkling clean, and they have a fear of germs.
That stereotype isn’t just annoying, it’s dangerous.
Repetitive behaviors, aimed at reducing the anxiety, are characteristic of the disorder and can become very time-consuming and demanding.
The day-to-day functioning of those with OCD can be severely impacted as a result.