The OCD thought regarding my car is very strong today, like a chokehold. I find that my sensory connections are skewed today, even using my toolbox. As I write this, I can feel myself getting more insight into the obsessive thinking, and regain my resiliency. It is those moments where I sort of feel in an OCD vortex and need to get out. There is always a positive alternative, no matter the OCD circumstance.
Though family and friends have been supportive, I have come to learn that they cannot empathize with my dealings with mental illness, and sympathy is nice, but resiliency and self-motivation keep me going.
Using mindfulness is a part of my daily life. There's no right or wrong way to incorporate it into everyday life. Sometimes, it helps to use during an acute episode (like meditation) and other times I let it flow throughout the day, in its many forms.
There is no right or wrong way in coping with OCD, but realizing you have your toolbox in tow, including your support system can bring you back to some semblance of peace.