Cutting out compulsions is an effective approach to recovering from a variety of mental illnesses. And it’s helpful for building better mental health and fitness in general. But sometimes it can be difficult to spot the compulsions. The approach to identifying obsessions and compulsions explained in this video is especially useful for identifying compulsions in areas of your life that might not cause too much anxiety. Those are great compulsions to start cutting out first because they’ll be easier to change than the ones causing you the most distress.