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Please any opinions on this ?

Postby sttillthinking94 » Tue Mar 26, 2019 4:21 pm

your answers will really save me... so 2017 was really a bad year for me , and my issue is that :

==> If i find that a product was made during that time (2017) i dont take it , or if a video was created in that time i dont watch it , literally anything thats has to do with that year i dont do it

==> BECAUSE : in the back of my mind i say " if i get this phone that was created in 2017 , then it will be thanks to that depressing year that im gonna meet new friends, (because thanks to that phone , i will chat with new people etc)

As if thanks to that depressing year (year the phone was made) that im gonna make new huge changes in my life etc

i already regained my old happy self , 2018/2019 were good , i understood what made me feel during that bad year etc ...

PS : 2017 was really a depressing year for me , thats why it impacted me this way , i have no anxiety at all , i just feel depressed when i think about using things that were created in 2017

PLEASE any different APPROACH , or logical way of thinking ? to accept everything that was created in that year ?

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Postby Justddrown » Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:28 am

No real opinion other than somewhat relating. I’m suspicious of everything post 2009 and many things I said at the time are easily triggered some things I choose to love anyways and a lot of my actions and things that I’d like to be funny or light hearted might as well be taken as a literal translation or innuendo. Just thinking of 09 has like its own emotion attached to it. I hope it’s just exclusive to 2017 for you and that it doesn’t happen to another year for you.
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Postby RottenFish » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:02 pm

What worked for me was to accept everything bad that has happened to me in a certain year. For example, the year 2013 was a bad year for me.

Instead of avoiding everything that was created in 2013, I had to logically accept that 2013 was a bad year for me, and always will be a bad year. I had to change the way I thought about the events of 2013. I had to accept that I cannot change the events of 2013. Instead of seeing it as a depressing year, I see it as the year where I learned things had to change for the better.

Try accepting that just because something was created in 2017 does not mean that these object/things in 2017 can hurt you. Sometimes our brains associate bad things with numbers, but this is just our brains making a connection, not necessarily meaning that this object/thing in 2017 can hurt us. Some of us with OCD believe that if we "touch" something that has a certain number on it, we will die or get poisoned, but this is just our OCD playing tricks on us, nothing more. :mrgreen:
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