Having known myself for many years now, I've come to the conclusion that I have a mild case of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder for those who absolutely have to have it spelled out for you). It can be rather random and attack at anytime, and there's not often a rhyme or reason for it. Part of it could be boredom, or another, darker, element could be that my inner voice instead of my common sense is controlling me. The devil is winning.
For some people, you might have to count steps as you walk up and down them everyday. Others, it might be you have to put your left sock on before your right sock. Mine is a bit more random than that. For example, somehow I got it in my head, that I just have to watch all 7 seasons of "Gilmore Girls" in a row. Now I've seen parts of the show from time to time, but I don't think I ever sat down and watched a complete episode from start to finish. And just where did I get this idea? From watching an episode of "Supernatural" where Sam and Dean are touring a movie studio and they pass by the set of "Gilmore Girls" (Sam was a character on GG). So all of a sudden I got that strange thought that whispered "you should watch this". No, I said to myself. Really, no. "Watch this". Uh uh. You can't make me. "Just Netflix it. So easy". So dammit, I did. All 42 DVDs. I should get the first one today.
Another one of my things is a food or beverage I can't get enough of until, well, I get totally sick of it from overindulgence. Right now, being summer and all, I'm on my McD's vanilla iced coffee kick. Love 'em. I've had as many as 3 in one day, and if I'm really feeling desperate, I'll buy 2 at once and put one in the fridge. Pathetic, really. I don't even try fighting it anymore. And it doesn't help that there are 3 McD's within about a 3-mile radius of me. If one ran out of the mix (which happened to me on Friday night), then another will inevitably have it. I'm completely doomed.
Do you have any compulsions?
Any hope for a cure?