Anxiety and OCD

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by awakenow, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. awakenow

    awakenow Fapstronaut

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    I just started nofap. Day 2 is almost over. Not too many issues yet. But what I've been wanting to ask is if any of you have anxiety or OCD issues. I have had anxiety and OCD that has struck a huge blow to my life in high school but I have since recovered from that rock-bottom phase 4 years ago. Now it is just an annoyance. I have obsessive thoughts, usually they revolve around fear. They can sometimes lead my mind down a path in which I feel anxious for an entire day. I know that I need to find something productive and happy to dedicate my energy to instead but I don't really know what that is yet! Do any of you have anxiety and are also on this Nofap path? And if so, how do you handle it?
     
  2. I don't generally struggle with a lot of anxiety, but I've discovered that a lot of my porn issues are related to stress and anxiety. Most of my failed moments come when I feel too anxious and stressed, but I'm also too tired to really enjoy any of my regular hobbies.

    As far as advice... I'm not sure I have any at this point, aside from, as you said, finding a hobby you enjoy, or seeking professional counseling if your anxiety is effecting your life strongly in a negative way.

    Not sure I have any more advice on this yet, because I struggle with it too, but I wanted to let you know that you're definitely not alone in that. If I come across any solutions or have any more thoughts on the matter, I'll keep you in mind.
     
  3. awakenow

    awakenow Fapstronaut

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    Hey I appreciate your thoughts. I do feel that there is a correlation between my masturbation addiction and stress. I usually do feel more tired and not willing to do much about things and just kind of trudge throughout my day.

    I have sought professional help in the past which I found provided some tools to deal with these issues. Otherwise I feel I can handle it through other means. Letting go of masturbation I feel is one of those means. Finding real meaning in my life is another. And I appreciate it your time man.
     
  4. Yeah, absolutely. Well, I've always found my meaning and purpose in Jesus, if that helps any. But there's something out there for everyone, and I'm sure you'll find what it is for you.
     
  5. redclover

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    I have had anxiety for years, in fact is one of the main reasons to start NoFap and take it seriously. By doing it, I expect to become a more calmer and confident person (as I think most of my anxiety and stress comes from the insecurities in dealing with..well..life). I also want to give it a try to meditation, which I heard does wonders in dealing with anxiety, and also try to reduce my caffeine intake.
     
  6. programer

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    I have Sufferd from that curse for over 3 years. It was also accompanied by Fear, guilt and worry. I knew it was Caused by M and sex Fantasies. I quitted this Shit of PMO for long now. My guilt is almost over.
     
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  7. awakenow

    awakenow Fapstronaut

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    I see what you're saying. Its one of the reasons why I started doing it too. I practice meditation and I would say that it does in deed do wonders. The issue with me is that I go through these periods of just doing one or two things to improve, when in reality there is a good amount of things I can do. Meditation does help a lot, but I feel like I need to combine it with things like nofap and diet to improve.
     
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  8. awakenow

    awakenow Fapstronaut

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    Would you say that it helped with your anxiety?
     

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