Hello Mya - Be kinder to yourself!:Retro smile: I share your heightened sensitivity to smells, for me it's part of my ME. If something smells unpleasant it's only natural to want to remove it, so you do, and this is a perfectly understandable reaction. How long do you think someone with a less sensitive nose would leave something smelling unpleasant to them hanging around? They wouldn't. The only difference being that you remove it sooner than those that would remove it later because they are less aware of it. What you describe as 'daily rituals' may be better described as 'daily routines'. Most sufferers have experienced massive changes in their previous 'rituals' (routines) like work, social life, education etc. These things, plus many others, formed the 'structure' for our lives and replacing them with an alternative structure/routine, albeit very different is, in my opinion, a natural progression. Just because it's a different structure doesn't make it any less valid or important to you as an individual. Speak to your doctor about the anxiety. You may have to try various treatment options before you discover what is best for you.