I start CBT next week to sort out my anxiety and OCD issues. I’m glad I am finally getting help – I have put it off for far too long now, but this does not change the fact that I am scared. It will be hard work trying to overcome years of irrational fears about germs and dirt, and even harder to learn new ways to stay calm and not let my mind spiral or ruminate, which it so often does. I hope that I am strong enough to get though it.