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06-06-2012 #1Junior Member
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Obsession with time?
Does anybody else have an obsession with time? I would be absolutely lost without it. I love to count minutes and measure out the day and acivities, if im late or somebody else is late i start to feel sick with worry as my timings will be totally messed up. Then theres the hair and th skin picking, if im overly worried or stressed then my physical appearence gets it! I feel i have to be perfect and in doing so just mess up my face- ironic hey! Generally I love being in control through eating and time-keeping etc. Can anybody relate? Or does anybody have any advice to get out of the need to control? Im so fed up of trying to win a losing battle!
I wouldn't consider myself OCD, but I do have a thing about time. I seriously freak out if I'm going to be late, and I'm always at least twenty minutes early for everything, if I don't have those spare twenty minutes, I consider myself late and panic. I work things out in chunks of time, always allowing far too much. And if people are late, I get really irritated. If I've planned a meal for five, then it's ready just before five so if other people appear at five past five or later, it takes a lot of control not to get cross with them.
Hubby always laughs at my obsession with time. I've been known to sit in the car in the carpark at my kids' school for over an hour just so I don't risk coming back late.And if I waste time, I get really angry with myself.
Bulimia wastes my time (and my money) so I get cross about that as well as all the other horrible things.
And woe betide anything that messes up my routine. If I didn't have a watch I don't think I could cope.
And when I was at school and uni, I used to draw clocks on pieces of paper and colour the minutes in in five minute chunks. I'd almost forgotten I used to do that.
Last edited by Warrior; 06-07-2012 at 11:15 AM.
I am totally the same way, people say i have no time concept (ironic huh?) but i am always like, well i gota b here at x time so i need to get ready 3 hours before (when it takes me much less time). I have like no time concept but i do, which sounds stupid, but im always worried about time, to the point im way off in my concept of it. hahah thats really fucked.It's not your fault I'm a bitch, I'm a monster
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This is totally me haha. I'm also obsessed with looking at the time and it either says 11: or :11 or adds up to 11 OBSESSED with it.Are you an astronaut? Cos your vagina is a black hole.
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I'm always conscience of time passing and if I'm supposed to be somewhere x time I'll be there 15/20mins early or else I panic. If someone else is late to meet or is making me late I get really irritably and anxious. It drives my friends crazy cause I cant help getting pissed if they're not ready on time!
Hm I'm not sure if it's what you mean but when I'm restricting I live by the clock. Almost like I'm willing the hours by until I'm next allowed food. Everything must be done at a certain time. I can rule out a social meeting in a day that could last only an hour on the fact that I have some timing issue. I won't be back in time to eat, and I can't eat THERE etc. Then the whole day is ruined. It's like "sorry best mate but I can't meet you at 2 despite the fact you work tons and have a child and a family and have to fit in where you can because me singleton with NO responsibilities has a food timeable and i have to eat at 3, you dont reliase you live 30 minutes away and i MUST eat at 3 but i cant with you" <<< i've never said that because it's insane. heigh-ho