Are there sources for someone who constantly has anxiety about regretting his mitzvot? To better explain this, one who keeps doing mitzvot but has an anxiety that he regrets the mitzvot when he actually doesn’t?

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    I mean this with all due respect, and I don't know if you're talking about yourself or in general, but this sounds like a general OCD (more obsessive than compulsive) issue. Rav Asher Weiss in Minchas Asher has a teshuva about OCD, but that's more with respect to halacha (like was a person yotzi or not and they keep redoing the mitzvah just in case etc.). This seems less halacha related... – robev Nov 9 '18 at 18:19
  • That sounds like intrusive thoughts; they're unpleasant, but common and harmless. – Leopold says Reinstate Monica Nov 10 '18 at 10:05
  • I didn't get it, besides anxiety does he regret doing Mitzvas or not? And what part your "he actually doesn't" apply to? – Al Berko Nov 10 '18 at 17:41
  • See Tania chapter 31 – kouty Nov 11 '18 at 4:28
  • @alberko I absolutely do not regret any mitzvot. Thoughts keep on coming in my head saying “I regret the mitzvot.” And these thoughts are making me extremely anxious, making me think that I’m gonna loose my reward for the mitzvot. – Daniel Nov 11 '18 at 5:37

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