Everyone has some amount of obsessive-compulsive behaviour. For instance, maybe you keep straightening your favourite picture on the wall. There are certain things in each person’s life that need to be a certain way and when that does not happen, anxiety takes over. However, when the obsessions and compulsions start to take over your life, affect you negatively and interfere with day-to-day activities, it becomes OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). It is not healthy when certain behaviours take control of your life. People who struggle with OCD should try to step back and try to see what parts of the mental illness can be changed or redirected. By taking the time to pick apart the behaviours that tend to control daily activities, redirection can become somewhat clearer. By working with a therapist problematic behaviours can be seen and hence stopped. ┬áIt is important to focus on redirection and positivity to bring about change.