So I know a lot of people already know about Neko Atsume, but I wanted to talk about this app in correlation to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Neko Atsume is an app that you collect cats on, it’s kind of like a cat zen garden. In the app you leave stuff out for the cats then close it and check on it later. Part of my ocd is checking, and I check things that are unhealthy. Usually I check on people online because of this fear they are saying bad things about me, it stresses me out and a lot of times I end up stressing out about if they are vague posting about me and stuff. I’ve tried replacing it with a different activity but they always seem to fail. However, since Neko Atsume is a game you check in on, it’s been working really well for replacing my harmful/unhealthy checking! I just check on my cats instead! And the music is calming too! Just thought I would share with others!

Oh my god I never thought about this

another thing that makes neko atsume really helpful for me is like

you’re not actually responsible for these cats? they are not your cats? you are providing them a funtime service and some snacks to chill with, you are not responsible for their daily care and feeding. if you forget to check or are prevented from checking, and the food runs out, the cats are fine. the cats just went back to their own houses and ate their own food. i get incredibly high levels of pointless anxiety over digital pets who get sad if you neglect them but that is not a problem in neko atsume


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