Ever thought how an OCD person travel with anxiety of disrupting all the OCD routines? I sometimes feel encumbered with packing my suitcase since I have been obsessive about organising stuffs within reach. Having been diagnosed with OCD, Kim Dixon Perez, a freelancer from Southern California, suggests us to live free and travel light. She believes that the lighter she travels the more liberated she feels, as long as her Chapstick and water bottle are within reach.
As an OCD person, Perez is a checker in her daily life, but when talking about travel, she has adopted a new obsession over these years: travel gear. To be free from compulsive organising as well as enjoy an efficient travel, she started to travel as light as possible. It is definitely a challenge but it is fun too.
I would like to share her blog with you as it not only concerns the demands of OCD people but covers amazing ideas about a fresh lifestyle.
[Photo taken by me]
The world is fantastic from this angle, isn’t it?
As you can see from these photos, I am obsessive about organising things and sensitive in space order. You could say it is one of my OCD symptoms, but I am more willing to say it as creating beauties. I record my life with my phone and I see the world through my lens.
I just can’t help to be organised.
I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and I have known it several years ago. If you search online, you are very likely to find there has been much written about OCD and its symptoms. If you think OCD is just something about washing hands, then maybe you can take a look at this. Here is my version of OCD.
1. Change the file names into a same format whenever I download files.
2. Straighten all the square things including books, papers and tissue boxes when they lay on the table.
3. Check several times after I add a new note on my schedule.
4. Adjust volume levels until I get certain numbers displayed on screen.
5. Spend one hour doing PowerPoint and a half hour unifying the format of all the slides.
6. Correct all the punctuation marks that are misused when I repost others’ post on Weibo.
7. Keep all the hand-outs in chronological order in my binder.
8. Never leave ‘unread’ emails in the inbox.
9. Never dog-ear pages of my books.
10. Do not trust ‘I love you’ through SMS. Love is a face-to-face thing, isn’t it?
Happy Valentine’s Day.
[Pics via internet]