Day eleven...feeling great

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by msa2388, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. msa2388

    msa2388 Fapstronaut

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    It's weird. I slept most of the day yesterday because I had worked (physically) the entire night before which is a-typical. I'm still a little tired today.

    So far though...I've had no urges. Usually a bad thought or two wanders into my mind by this point in the day...fantasies I PMOd to and such. Today nothing at all!! It's strange, I don't even want to think about those things...I'm slightly disgusted by the thought of even thinking about them. Hopefully this continues but I'm ready if it doesn't.
     
  2. Pixelated Victory

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    Day 11 as well mate! As for the thoughts, don't fuss about them. Allow them to pass through your mind like a cloud passes along the sky above you. You can't control your thoughts, but you can control how you react to them. Don't react and they will go away!
     
  3. Hero One

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    @msa2388

    Good job! The first couple of weeks are always a rollercoaster as your brain gets used to all the different levels of chemicals and hormones and adjusts to the changes.

    For me, the tiredness and emotional lows I was hit with was always the hardest part of overcoming PMO. Waking up, wide awake in the middle of the night. Then feeling really lethargic at random points in the day and craving sleep. Coupled with irrational depression and anxiety. It will pass, even if its hard to feel that.

    It's fantastic that you're getting to the stage where you're relishing the challenge. Almost waiting for the wave of temptation to come so you can conquer it and get that buzz from knowing you didn't cave. That's the way you're really going to kick this - by learning to enjoy the journey.

    A word of caution though - while you feel great now, I'm fairly confident that you'll go through another low (and probably more periods of that as time goes on). Just make sure you're prepared for it - stay strong and ride it out, and remember what how you're feeling now.

    After time, the lows will get fewer and farer between, and you'll really start to feel in control. Nothing beats that feeling!

    Well done mate - your progress is inspiring! Keep it up - we're here for you!
     
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  4. msa2388

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    Thanks man. It is about conquering something. It's like I'm at war with the old me.

    I know I'll have some tough times a head especially in the next few weeks but I'm so determined to get through it that I'm confident this time is going to stick. The only thing on my mind right now is how much I don't want to lose any progress. That's what really got me through a couple days ago. When you only have a day or two under your belt it isn't that big of a deal. When you're looking at over a week...you really don't want to give in.
     
  5. Hero One

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    I'm feeling very confident in your mindset to this. You're thinking about it in the right way, acknowledging that you're not just going to 'switch it off' but preparing how to deal with the temptation when it arises.

    It helped me to spend time on these forums - just reading peoples stories and struggles and realising that I wasn't the only one. Surround yourself with positive influences when you're feeling tempted, and that will help give you the drive not to lose that progress you've built up.

    You're doing great. Keep looking at your progress - see how far you've come, and how far you'd have to go if you started over. Remind yourself that the intense temptation is just a wave you have to ride - it will pass, and you'll feel better for it.
     
  6. msa2388

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    Thanks. I remember coming here a few months ago on my regular home computer. I would complain about how I couldn't stop and whine. And five minutes later I'd PMO. Really now I'm here to alleviate some boredom and talk to people in the same boat. I'd caution anyone about being on here too much if they're on the computer they use for PMO...I got rid of mine and just use my phone to come here now.
     

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