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Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by 2525, Oct 2, 2017.
Failed today. Resetting the counter to 0 again
Day 0 again.
hope to start day #1 here 1/30
-started on 10-10-2020
-ending on 10-11-2020
Day one of 30
Day 22 done
Nicely done! Congratulations on the 30/30 and the 54 days - it's very motivating to see.
Taking this 30 days challenge, let's see if I can....
Day 1/30, any veteran members, can share a few tips/advice on how to overcome urges?
Back at Day 0. I keep relapsing!
I'm never relapsing again.
on Nov 10th I will be at 30 days
Day two of 30
Let's stand up and try again.
My day 1 was on Friday Oct 9. So today is my day 4. Hopes are high that it'll also pass.
Day 28 done
I've been here since June so I'm not really a veteran yet, but it's been enough time to learn a couple of lessons. For overcoming urges, what's been most effective for me has been to stop indulging sexual thoughts and try to cut them off as soon as possible. It's not just the desire to pmo, but any thought that's seeking out or pursuing that sexual jolt of pleasure. That's where the addiction lies for me and that's where the battle has had to take place. I'm not always successful in cutting them off but I've learned that if I don't it can, eventually, lead to a relapse. And when I do cut off the thoughts, it's been helpful to stop for a moment and become aware of what I'm feeling at the moment, usually some type of discomfort or unease that I'm trying to escape from using the feelings of pleasure. Learning just to let those unpleasant feelings be and pass on their own has been important for me.
A couple of other things that have been helpful:
reading the journals of people on this site who have been here for a long time. They've been inspiring and comforting when I've needed it
joining challenges like these
coming back and re-starting a challenge as soon as possible after a relapse. The worst thing I did after a relapse was decide to wait a week until re-starting - it became a week of just indulging in pmo whenever I could and letting my mind run wild with it.
If you scout around you can find lots of other comments about what other people have found helpful. Congrats for coming here and getting started on it, and I wish you the best on your journey!
Day 23 done