Do you ever self-diagnose some disease or disorder? I’m sure mostly everyone does it, considering that technology plays such a significant role in our lives. I mean, one can just go on WebMD and click on a model of the human body to select one’s symptoms. It’s creating a generation of hypochondriacs!
I’m not immune to it. (He-He, see what I did there?!) I’ve noticed most recently that I’ve become excessively obsessive about things. Not everything, just certain things. For instance, at work, I sit at a desk. But it isn’t my desk. Someone else uses the desk prior to me. Each day when my shift starts, I set up everything to my liking. My folder goes to the right of me, my pen case goes to the left, my papers that I accrue throughout the night go into the folder, and my radio is set up directly in front. I also have to do my tasks in the same order each day or it puts me off my game.
My quirks just continue at home. Approximately two years ago, I discovered Microsoft’s Excel. I fell in love with it! What a fantastic program for a number and data lover such as myself! I’m constantly coming up with a new spreadsheet idea. Seriously. I have spreadsheets for gas mileage, spending, weight loss, etc. I just love the fact that I can input some formula into a cell and it will do the calculating for me. The program never fails to amaze me.
I don’t really have OCD, it’s a serious disorder for people who legitimately suffer from it. I just don’t know when I became so anal! I don’t remember growing up like this. It seems to have developed as I’ve gotten older. I now notice certain patterns throughout my day.
For instance, my whole day is a pattern. I don’t like to break the pattern or it screws me up. I get up, eat breakfast, watch TV, take a nap, go to work, work, go home, and finally, go online before going to bed at 3:00. Perhaps it’s being a Virgo that has affected me. We are known to be orderly perfectionists. Whatever it is, I have to admit, it has given me some purpose in life.
Do you ever self-diagnose?