For OCD: transform your “stuck” into a “series of steps” complete with inner coach yelling at you “TIME’S UP! MOVE ON!”
OCD: I suspect I have it. Getting “stuck” on a single thing? It happens.
I imagine it is a feedback look. When well managed, the stuck can be transformed into a “Series of Steps”, and there needs to be an internal referee yelling, “IT’S GOOD ENOUGH! STOP!”
“No, it’s not enough!”, you reply.
“YES IT IS. TIME IS UP FOR YOU. MOVE ON. We’ll take care of the rest.”
“But what if you don’t”
“DOESN’T MATTER. YOUR TIME IS UP. MOVE ON TO STEP 476″.
Something like that. Transferring stuck things into steps has helped me cope. I have some very elaborate series’ of steps, each with branching possibilities that I could *probably* write down into a long instruction manual anybody could follow to do anything it is that I might possibly do, think or feel.
But I’m too lazy for all that just yet. Actually, that’s not true. Inner coach/mentor is yelling TIME’S UP, so I’m finishing this message
“GO! DROP IT! NOWWWW!” – my internal ref yells, as I start rereading the message I just wrote for errors.
“KEN, YOU KNOW BETTER.”
“ok ok, its good enough I know”
So no, you’re not crazy. We all have multiple internal characters for internal dialogue. It’s just something that we’re -NOT supposed to talk about socially. But I care less and less about that side of things. Crazy? Let ‘em think that if that’s their thing. Makes ‘em feel better about themselves. [ok ok, I’m moving on to the next message – sheesh, I’ll stop writing now, gosh]