OCD of rewinding when watching recorded TV shows

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    aimlessdrifter Well-Known Member

    I take 4 hours to watch a 40 minute TV show. I can't control myself. If I don't rewind I go nuts. I don't rewind because I don't understand. I understand but I keep on hitting the rewind button. My mind will bug me to watch again and again until it's satisfied. It wants to watch each and every frame of the video. Because of this I'm unable to enjoy what I'm watching and my sleep time is getting cut short and time is getting wasted. I try to avoid rewinding but my mind will not let me move forward it will bug me until it's satisfied. This problem is getting out of hands. I've no power over my mind. My mind is so overwhelming. I did not use to do this before. I think this problem has started about one or one and a half years go and it is only getting worse every day. Every day I firmly decide not to do this but I end up obeying my mind. It is so difficult. I've become a slave to my mind. As for the live TV shows, my mind makes me watch them twice through repeat telecast.And when I'm watching, I don't feel like I'm watching, I feel like I'm concentrating. My mind won't let me watch freely it wants me to concentrate on each and every detail. Suppose if someone rings the door bell(or some other distraction happens) while I'm in the middle of watching, my mind makes me watch from the beginning again.My other ocd habits are - ordering and arranging(http://www.ocdtypes.com/order-ocd.php), compulsive checking(http://www.ocdtypes.com/checking-ocd.php), repeating(http://www.ocdtypes.com/repeating-ocd.php), staring rituals. I don't mind my other ocd habits but I don't want to rewind TV shows. I want to be able to watch and enjoy TV shows like normal people. Can somebody please tell how to stop this obsessive habit. Please don't suggest a therapist or medication that is not an option. Is there any brainwave entrainment program that will help to get rid of my ocd or Is there any other way other than therapy and medication. Please help. I feel so helpless. I don't want to struggle.
     
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