I'm trying to make a lot of life changes to help with this.

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by HatingThis9999, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. HatingThis9999

    HatingThis9999 Fapstronaut

    I spent way too much time watching porn and masturbating. I knew it for a long time, but it's very difficult to break the habits I fell into. To try to help distract and to try to help grow better as a person I started trying to do a lot of other physical and social activities.

    I think it's been going well. Most days after work there's some activity that I'm able to do, which I'm thankful for. The problem is the days that I'm home alone. My mind keeps jumping to the idea that "I'm doing so well, so why not reward myself or cut myself some slack". Those thoughts caused me to slip quite a bit, and I've been feeling them a bit today (It's been exactly 7 days since I last PMO'd). The past week I got into the habit of doing jumping jacks/push ups/sit ups whenever I felt the desire to fall back into those old habits. I found that's worked so far.

    I'd for sure to recommend taking part in other activities to anyone who's able to. This can be anything like sports, different classes, going to the gym, spending time with nice people, going rock climbing, or really anything else that's social and out side of the home. If you're ever home alone consider calling people to talk to, or doing some exercise at home. It could help quite a bit.

    I'd love to hear what other people do too.

    In any case, hang in there!
  2. Futurebillionaire88

    Futurebillionaire88 Fapstronaut

    I’ve got those urges too brotha you’re not alone. For me I always realize that if I relapse I throw away all my hard work. I realize that if i succumb I’m allowing a device and digital material to rule my life and god/(whatever you believe in) definitely made you stronger than that.
    Then diet exercise reading and meditation all important factor into subduing the urge
    You can do this bro stay strong
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  3. HatingThis9999

    HatingThis9999 Fapstronaut

    The past two days were tricky for me, but I'm proud to say that I made it past them! This is the longest I've gone in a while. My all-time record was about 30 days, and I've very driven to beat that.

    Thanks for the support!
    Hang in there!
  4. Marik757

    Marik757 Fapstronaut

    I been making and experimenting with small changes in my life. The key is staying on top of it and making it an positive routine. Example I used to wake up and look up social media stuff about my friends and other people. I started realizing that it wasnt something I should do first thing as I would start my day comparing my life to people.

    Now I look up motivational videos or play audio books, and have it playing in the background as i do my morning routine.

    Small changes such as that focuses my mind in an positive direction. The less time i have to spend on thoughts that would set me back or 'how to deal with urges' the better my day is.
  5. HatingThis9999

    HatingThis9999 Fapstronaut

    I often go on my phone first thing in the morning too. That's something I've been wanting to stop because I sometimes spend a little too much time on there.

    I'm glad to hear that's working for you! Thanks for sharing!

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