I’m Turning O.C.D.

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?

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10 Responses to I’m Turning O.C.D.

  1. truthspew says:

    Nah – not me. I’ve got a pretty high tolerance for stuff too.

  2. Adam says:

    Seriously? That’s hilarious cause I’m exactly the same way. Maybe it’s this house that does it to you; gasses coming up from the crawl space perhaps?

  3. I think it’s cyclical but mostly it may be because of all the stress and traveling. It’s a way of saving time – do it now while you think of it and so you don’t have to deal with it late. Just be careful, it
    s very easy to become OCD thinking about being OCD.

  4. JimA says:

    I hate to tell you but it gets worse. For me it does anyway…

  5. Dustin says:

    Everyone has some degree of OCD. Usually at periods of stress is when it manifests itself the most, at least for me. Or when your in a big transition of some kind. Are you stressed about something?

  6. Gii says:

    I am a kitchen and bath freak. No dirty dishes, nothing in the sink or I cannot go to bed. The bathroom counter has to be cleared and cleaned and I cannot ever re-use a bath towel. I shower, dry off and that towel goes in the laundry hamper in the laundry room.

  7. Chip says:

    Has your psychiatrist adjusted any of your meds lately? ;-/

  8. Howard says:

    Jesus, people! It’s CDO! Now the letters are in their proper alphabetical order.

  9. RG says:

    I have my one OCD moment of the day – when I’m getting ready for bed. I always check my alarm clock to see that it’s set for the correct time to go off. WHY?!!!!! I get up at the same time everyday, M-F. I haven’t changed the time on my alarm clock in over a year! There should be no reason for me to check the alarm clock – yet I do. Sigh…

  10. Rob says:

    I make sure the light switch for the kitchen in the hall is up(on) or down (off) while the other switch by the door to the garage doesn’t matter. I also keep my silverware, glasses, and plates rotated. Otherwise, I let things go on their own. I guess I’m semi-OCD.

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