Hello again! As we talked about before this is perfectly normal and you cannot harm any body part by looking at your feet or bending over. This is just your anxiety.
hello I know I just need to tell myself that by looking up from after looking down at my feet is ok
Yes that is correct.
Try to keep focused on other tasks which should help.
Did you get my advice last night on the other page?
So there is no need to constantly keep checking the feet? Yes thank you I did
That is correct. There is no need to constantly check your feet. This is part of the disroder and not normal.
What would be your best advice if I find myself staring at my feet looking down should I immediately look up and move away from standing in one place?
This is what I would suggest. If you are moving you will not be lifting your feet or bending over to look at them. Your mind will be focused on walking and where you are going instead of focusing on the feet.
I will do that thank you so much
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I was able to stop hyperfocusing however now I am trying to resist the urge to keep looking down at times when I am standing or sitting to look down briefly at my feet four times in a row. Also my phobia of walking by the microwave and looking at the clock then moving away makes me think something will go wrong with my heart is that just false anxiety again?
Thank you so much so even the final glance before I walk down the stairs away from the microwave clock is safe as well?
I am worried the blood pressure cuff from the automatic blood pressure machine affected my pulse or heart rhythm negatively. Can the cuff harm the heart at all or is it just anxiety?
Hello I went for a walk a little while ago. As I was walking I noticed a post of some kind with a square top next to a picnic bench. Unfortunately I started to stare at it and to break the stare I started to move away but I kept turning my head to the right to see it until it went out of my view. My heart was beating fast from the walking up the hill but did the anxiety of looking at that post and it going out of my view harm the heart at all?
Hello again Kevin! Looking at the post did not change your heart in any negative way. This is just anxiety related to your OCD. Your heart rate may have been slightly increased from walking but this is normal and healthy. You cannot harm your heart by staring at an object. Just like we talked about before there is no connection between an object you look at and your heart function.
thank you so much so even if your heart is beating fast and you are still staring and moving away from the object like the post at the same time that is safe for the heart as well?
Today I went for a walk with my friend on a different trail. Only time I kept looking at a white rock in a distance on a water bank. My friend snapped my rubber band on my wrist and I only looked back once. So basically the vision no matter how long or short we see something in view or out of view it has no correlation to the heart function as we discussed?
thank you so much and that goes for staring and moving away as well?
I made a mistake by staring at an actor on a tv program I was watching on dvd he was wearing a headband and I started to fixate on it. I felt anxious like pausing the dvd but I just let it play out. Again no correlation to heart by looking and then not seeing the headband and the anxious was just a little anxiety talking?