How do I releive stress in me life, got rid of me BF. LOL. But seriously I was diagnosed with OCD 6 years ago. But I tended to be more on the side of obsessive thinking, I worried and obsessed about everything. I had at the minuim of 5 lists daily and I would not be able to sleep until I got everything on the list done. I was exhausting myself. I tried medications but they just made me numb and not myself. It has taken me years to get it under control. For me going to therapy and realizing what was causing all the obsessive thinking helped me better able to cope. One could say I grew up in nightmarish childhood and many times I had no control of my situation. My obsessive thinking and lists were my way of controling my enviroment as an adult. For me it was many things that helped therapy ,exercise, and affirmations. I know it sounds silly but affirmations worked really well for me. I had to change my internal dialog. Some of the examples of what I would repeat to myself were. I would tell myself that I can't control everything that it was up to the universe, fate, or god(what ever you believe in). I would tell myself that I was strong and able to handle anything bad or good. I kept telling myself these things throughout the day and had a special time right before sleep that I would repeat them. It was sort of like I was talking the talk and eventually if I said it enough I would walk the walk. I know it sounds silly but changing my internal dialog has really helped with my stress. I am glad that you are taking this seriously and seeing a therapist. I truly believe stress is a killer and can have serious consquences on you physically and by starting to deal with it you can improve not just your mental health but your physical health.
Mom of Lilly and Oscar