Oh wait...not really because OCD throws all rationality out the window. Doesn't it? Whether it is making a decision, contemplating thoughts or, dang, going to the grocery store... I tend to go with my first instinct. This is good and bad. I have always heard, "Trust your instincts." But in OCD is this a reliable statement? Isn't jumping to conclusions what we do? Or is that something most people do? But we, with OCD, just seem to examine things over and over in our minds, thinking "Is this normal?"
How do I turn off my feelings? This is not a task I have managed to learn very well. You feel what you feel... right? People's own circumstances and life experiences shape their feelings and views on life. Don't they? I really do try to understand this. I try to understand that though something may not make me feel a certain way, someone else feels a certain way because of their life experiences. And they have the right to feel that way. It is just human nature. Isn't it?
Feelings are very important to me. I guard mine with huge walls...I guard my heart. I can't take pain. It is too much for me. Rational-smashtional....
Do you deal with this? Is this normal human emotion or OCD?