2. Remembering to Remember
Another common symptom is when you switch off your stove after preparing a meal. At that moment you are aware that you have switched it off but yet your mind will reset to keep checking. Eventually, you will obsess about whether or not it was switched off.
When you think about it being left on, your mind will run to many places where you will start to think the worse and eventually, panic. You may think that if you left it on, the food may burn or you could mess up the wiring. In some cases, the anxiety gets worse and you will be having thoughts of the house burning down.
For some people, this anxiety gets so bad that they rather not leave their home so that they can continuously check the stove to make sure that it is switched off after each time they cook. It is almost as if the mind doesn’t register what you have done.