Regular exercise can reduce OCD. A simple 30-minute walk can reduce the level of anxiety in a patient. Exercise also produces endorphins, known as the happy hormones, which help in keeping stress at bay and also reduce obsession and compulsion.
Mindful meditation can help you avoid and control triggers. Spend 30 minutes every day meditating alone. If you are new to meditation, there are guided meditations available online that will take you through the process. Meditation calms the mind and reduces anxiety to a large extent.
3. Music therapy
Many studies have suggested the effect of music on depression and anxiety. Through music people with OCD get something else to focus on instead of their compulsive thoughts. It also helps them to redirect their thoughts entirely and reduce stress.