Motivation to beat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Doing behavioral therapies like Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are tough. And to be successful at those you need to do a lot of other tough things like eat well and exercise and communicate better. Taking care of your mental and physical health takes a lot of work and, unfortunately, there’s this very persistent myth that in order to do lots of hard work, you have to be “motivated”. But chasing motivation and waiting for motivation just becomes a barrier for many people. So here’s a video all about the secrets of motivation (and unicorns):

8 comments On Motivation to beat Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Your books and videos are really good. They have helped me a lot more than visits to a psychologist to overcome my OCD. Thank you Mark!

    • Thanks! I’m happy they’ve helped. If you have any questions or things you’d like me to make in the future that might be useful, definitely me know. Keep pushing on your journey!

  • hi mark can you tell that can ocd be really removed through this tough therapies like ERP etc
    mark plz let me know because iam living with ocd since 15yrs.
    help me out.

    • Asking for reassurance is a common OCD compulsion. OCD is all about trying to get rid of uncertainty. So I won’t answer questions like that. Instead of focusing on trying to get rid of OCD, I always recommend to focus on trying to bring healthy activities into your life that align with your goals.

  • thand very much

  • Am confused am I supposed to try not to think or go on thinking of about the things that bother me or am I supposed to try think about them so they go

    • I’m not sure I would try for any of those options. Instead, I’d put my time and energy into actions I value, that will make me healthy and happy, and help me reach my goals in life.

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