I think it is ok to allow yourself to make mistakes. Making them often helps teach us what is right. Trying to be perfect leads to perfectionism which most people agree is not healthy. Leading a narrow existence also leaves our experience of life emptier then if we were to experiment and broaden our horizons. Also when we are not trying to be perfect we don’t have overly high expectations in others and we become more tolerant and accepting of others. We can’t know everything and we should be somewhat curious about what we don’t know, at least for the sake of our mental health. We also learn forgiveness in the process and also might find out just how wrong we were all along.
What if it’s OCD?
If OCD is in the picture, seeking help early on is crucial. The sooner you do that, the better you may feel. Most adults with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder are characterized by their fetish for washing hands, keeping checks on the locked doors, negative thoughts, and having clothes stacked in the right angle in the closet. While these are common, the symptoms of OCD can vary. The condition occurs when the stress inside you builds up to a thought, resulting in a behavior. The first step towards the treatment of OCD could be terrifying. It can be hard to put yourself out there when you are anxious and confused – but the journey back to well-being can only begin with proper diagnosis. I know how it feels because I had to start that journey myself.