Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – OCD and Excessive Walking Or Running

I know what this is like because I used to do it.

When you feel like you have to walk or something bad will happen to you or in relation to your OCD, then you have OCD of the kind of walking excessively or running excessively.

There are sometimes people who deal with their OCD by walking or running and just basically trying to walk or run their way away from the symptoms. This happens way before they actually turn to drugs. If you turn to drugs, make sure it’s prescription drugs that were prescribed to you by a professional.

This one is more difficult because if walking and running help you which they should because those activities release calming chemicals in the brain, it’s important to note that if it gets in the way of doing normal activities like work, family, school, church, etc. That this is OCD and you need to stop or limit it to a certain time.

If you find that when you try to limit it, you get back into being obsessive about it to the point that if you feel like if you don’t do it, something bad will happen, it would be a good idea to stop for a while. Or go with a jogging or walking buddy and have them stop you when they deem appropriate.

Take action: In order to deal with this type of OCD of walking excessively or running excessively is that you need to limit yourself. In nature, anything in excess is bad. Part of becoming OCD is realizing that a balance has to be achieved in your life.