1. Having OCD doesn't just mean you always get a deep satisfaction out of organising. In fact, your disorder might tell you you've never ordered something enough.
2. For some, OCD means quite the opposite: You're inexplicably messy.
3. OCD fills you with irrational fears, often about those you love.
4. It makes you believe you're crazy.
5. Intrusive thoughts will strike at the most inconvenient times.
6. Having OCD makes it incredibly difficult to perform well at school or work.
7. Socialising isn't exactly easy either.
8. Sometimes you'll start the day with the best intentions but your OCD will win.
9. Sleeping is incredibly difficult when your mind is racing.
10. Even though you know you're too tired to complete a routine, you're also too afraid of what will happen if you don't.
11. Being out in public when a new intrusive thought hits is incredibly upsetting.
12. A part of you wants to be out in the world, doing "normal" things, but another part of you wants to stay isolated and free to give into your compulsions at any point.
13. And lastly, just when you've overcome one trigger, there might be a new one.
As with all mental illness, OCD is deeply personal, and although these doodles represent only one experience, we hope you find some solace in knowing others might be going through what you are.