So this is kind of a continuance to my previous post Overcoming OCD Compulsions which you really need to read first for this one to make sense.
I thought of one very good ‘Overcoming thought’ so to speak, which I still use daily.
When I feel compelled to do a compulsion because of something I don’t want to happen e.g some I know will get sick/die/be hurt/I’ll do something bad, whatever it may be then I think to myself
‘If I do this action more then once, surely the thought (whatever it may be) will be more likely to happen’.
By doing the action only once, the thought becomes insignificant and if you can be strong and stick with it, your mind just disregards it as a passing thought and not something relevant which it has to cling onto.
Sounds so simple I know, but try it, it works.