Dam I have just realised a trick that your brain plays on you

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by kamado86, Jun 11, 2015.

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    kamado86 Fapstronaut

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    So if I am starting a streak off, say the first week, I have noticed my brain basically makes me feel terrible. It will give me self doubts, anxiety about the future, It feels like it is just craving for that chemical feel good and the only way I can do it is MO or gambling. Everything else is the end of the world! I don't know why this is But it's funny how our brains work
     
  2. Yes it is. And it's incredible how you can lose track of everything else when your brain takes over. I'll say the primitive brain because I believe the brain is also where you overcome urges, reinforce positive ideas, and let yourself know that you can survive discomfort.

    I once was having strong urges to numb the terrible feelings you describe with porn or anything else. Instead I told myself that I was going to sit through this discomfort until it passed. So I sat at my kitchen table, I didn't move, I didn't read, watch, or do anything else but sit. And breathe. Then it passed. And I had a clarity in my mind that I hadn't felt in a long time. It was a remarkable experience.
     
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    kamado86 Fapstronaut

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    Wow that's incredible.
     

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