I have a compulsion that I’m going to reveal. It’s something that naturally happens in my mind. It doesn’t stress me out, particularly. I do it in seconds. I do it every day, all day long. It doesn’t interfere with my life, as I see it, mainly because I can do it so quickly and as of now, I don’t search out the formula just so I can do it. However, when the formula arrives it is definitely going to happen in my mind.
A common place I do it this is in traffic or if I have to stand in lines, wait in a doctor’s office, doing it with the magazine from the waiting room, my phone, anywhere that the formula exists to allow the compulsion, it will happen.
I’ll use a license plate as a simple example:
3 + 6 = 9 + 9 = 18
1 + 8 = 9
Single Reduction: 9
Every day, anytime I encounter number series I immediately, within seconds, reduce them to a single number. There is never a time I will not do it. I don’t fight the urge to do it. I suppose the answer would be of what reaction would I have if I tried not to do it. Why frustrate myself, in my opinion. Reduce and move on.
You’re one step further into my brain.
Do you have quiet compulsions? Are you comfortable sharing them?
3 thoughts on “Quiet Compulsions”
I always have to drive in puddles. Weird, I know, but growing up in Seattle my dad would always swerve over to splash the puddles on the side of the road and I do the same.
How do you feel if you miss a puddle?
I do things five minutes at a time…read for five minutes, listen to music for five minutes, then work for five minutes or watch something for five minutes then repeat the cycle again.