How to control our urge when we feel lonely,stressed and depressed?

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by Deleted Account, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. I'm 21 years old now and have been trying to stop masturbating and viewing porn. But the best I could restrain from it was 21 days only. I have been trying from past 4 years. What I have observed during this time is, whenever I'm happy I'm able to restrain from porn and masturbation but when I'm alone at home or streased about something or feeling sad I used to automatically watch porn as an escapefrom loneliness and stress. Those are the time where I really can't control my urges. Especially during the times of my exams.
    If you have any suggestions please post.
    All kinds of suggestions would be helpful.
     
  2. shyBoy

    shyBoy New Fapstronaut

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    Hello,I also have this problem.I became depressed after serveral years of masturbation.I have known about the bad effects of masturbation since 2014.But I dont quit from it until now.
     
  3. shyBoy

    shyBoy New Fapstronaut

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    The situation would be worse if my motion become sad or depressed.
     
  4. Gvn2Fly

    Gvn2Fly Fapstronaut

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    That's how it used to be for me, eventually it can become the strong urge to look at it all the time whether you are stressed or not. Basically what you are doing is "self medicating" with porn whenever you feel a certain way. It allows the viewer to zone out and feel good like a drug would. Porn is a bad habit to do that with because it is so hard to quit and is easy to become dependent on.

    What you can try to do is recognize your triggers - when you are feeling stressed, sad, upset - that make you want to view porn and when you start to experience those feelings do something else to make you feel better. Go take a walk, listen to music, watch TV, play an instrument, exercise, watch a movie. Try to get new habits for dealing with your stress - maybe staying away from the computer when you're home alone as well.
     

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