Teens battling with OCD might have it for a long time before Parents or the doctors realize it. Many times the kid himself realizes that his thoughts and actions don’t make any sense. They may feel the need to stop, but OCD makes this almost impossible to do.
The cycle of pessimism, gloom, sadness, anger, anxiety, worry, jealousy, fear, and regret continues in our life. Amidst all this, there is a forgotten school of philosophy called Stoicism.
Just as we enter teenage it feels like somebody just unplugged the wires and you are thrown out in the ‘real’ world. Everything around us changes right from the physical appearance to the constant deliberation of self-analysis. Lack of self-esteem is a serious issue in teenagers which is very often ignored by the society in general.
As a kid, I always thought these OCD thoughts were the reflection of who I am. I always thought why can’t I be as care-free and random as all of my friends.
Self-care isn’t a selfish act. It is not only about considering your needs. It is knowing what we need to do to take care of ourselves, and of others.