Is it a possible strategy—
Prescribing a specific number of repetitions
—In order to combat Just Right OCD?
I’m not talking about things which only need to be done once,
But things like applying roll-on deodorant;
It’s funny because this works,
Funny because at other times OCD prescribes exactly this counting in nonsensical scenarios,
Prescribes symmetry where it is not needed,
But in this case counting and symmetry avoid the worse fate of falling into infinity;
As it happens five’s a good number for me,
Because of this kind of spatial symmetry:
Long-term it’s not ideal and I’d like to get back to this not being an issue,
But as a mitigation measure in my current stressful/emergency scenario,
It’s something which works even though it sounds insane 😆.