I think I’m turning O.C.D., I really think so.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I have to count my steps or turn a light off and on and off and on and off, or anything like that. But it’s a whole host if small things.
Like making sure a light switch is fully in the off position. Or having to make sure all drawers and closet/cabinet doors are closed completely. Or like double-checking that my mouthpiece is still in my horn case, even when I know it is.
I’ve also noticed lately that my “clutter threshold” is getting lower. Not so much with my desk at work (because that’s always a mess), but in my condo. I can’t just leave a bottle of windex or a plant watering cup on the counter, even if I’ll use them later. I have to put them away.
In the evenings before bed I find myself wandering through my place picking up things and putting them away. Like I have to reach a certain level of tidiness before I crawl into bed.
This isn’t to say my place had no clutter; there are still areas (dirty clothes, cat hair, dishes) where messiness seems to be tolerated. It’s just that I can’t have dirty clothes on the bathroom floor– they have to be on my bedroom floor.
Or dirty dishes have to be in the sink, not on a counter or on the coffee table.
Anyone else suffer from something similar? Has it gotten worse with age?