Obsession it is a recurring unpleasant thought. Compulsion it is a recurring unpleasant action. Obsessive thoughts and actions can be described as repeatable, stereotypical, irrational, causing anxiety. These thoughts or actions are there to protect an individual from some kind of danger, false or improbable. One can wash hands with soap till he gets chemical burn of the skin, just clean hands is not enough. When it comes to cleaning a house, everything should be sterilized and in a perfect order. Another example, when a person goes outdoors, he will check if locks are closed ten times. The examples are numerous.
Obsessions can be very annoying to say the least, putting a person out of action, reducing efficiency. When you try to resist obsessions the anxiety increases. This disorder is very hard to live with. People find all kinds of ways of dealing with it. Sometimes they even go to a therapist. This is not a bad choice. I would say it i one of the best. There are known examples when people used this trait of character, to it put mildly, to run a business. Sometime ago there were news that a Japanese woman with strong tendency to obsession became very successful in a cleaning business.
Psychotherapy is recommended to cure OCD. You can achieve good results, working with a psychotherapist. Your symptoms may go away or significantly reduce. As a bonus you will understand yourself deeper, know more about your needs and how to fulfill them. The level of self-awareness will increase. There will be more colors in your life, not only bright ones, different. Meaning that you will learn to live your life in a more complete fashion. I am ready to work with you. It just may be that that it is not necessary for you to suffer from obsessions.