Finding/Lacking Joy

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by MichaelGuadalupe, May 7, 2021.

  1. MichaelGuadalupe

    MichaelGuadalupe Fapstronaut

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    Now that I’ve been off porn for some time, I’m realizing how unhappy I am. Porn was covering up my lack of joy. It seems a key to staying sober is finding joy again.

    -MG
     
  2. Shin Iu

    Shin Iu Fapstronaut

    Found something to face every day, like job, school, girlfriend. so that you find realistic goal instead imaginary pleasure. Be patient about urges and life challenges. Dont let emotion and lust drives your mind. Be a righteous person and make decisions with fairness and justice
     
  3. TheLastFortress

    TheLastFortress Fapstronaut

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    Picking up old hobbies, I neglected in my extreme addiction phase, was key for me.

    Note:
    It was not a quick fix. At the beginning I felt so stupid compared to the past when I was much more into the topic.
    I learned to handle this feeling and appreciated my small successes more, that came with endurance and not giving up to learn the old hobby again.

    To be honest it took me about 1-2 month until I first time felt this really good feelings of being successful in a hobby, the same way I used to do before my addiction.
    Until then I had to learn to handle the feelings about being a failure.
     

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