Lesson learned about stress

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by NotAfraid, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. NotAfraid

    NotAfraid Fapstronaut

    Whadup, people.

    Today I learned something about myself and the emotions I am escaping through this addiction.

    I opened my mailbox today. There was bunch of letters in there. After reading them I was so anxious. I felt like society was trying to make my life the hardest possible. I felt distressed and stressed. Urges started to intensify. I was ready to relapse in a second, but then I got it. I snapped my finger and thought "this is it, this is the kind of shit that makes me want to fap".

    Then I embraced the lousy feeling of stress I had. I was just breathing there for a good couple of minutes and I was receptive to the bad feelings. Urges started to fade away and I started to see, that things ain't as bad as they first seemed.

    Now I feel okay again. I beat the urge. I feel like a winner.

    So my advice: when you want to fap, don't do it. Then watch the emotions arise and you will know what you were running away from.
  2. Grandadinrecovery

    Grandadinrecovery Fapstronaut

    Hi not afraid, I can identify with the stress thing. I have worked in stressed related jobs all my life and when I got home I couldn't wait to Pmo. I have escaped into that shit all my life but no more. This my 2nt day of 90 days without Pmo.
  3. Dan-

    Dan- Fapstronaut

    I think a lot of us can relate to this. The main reasons why I PMO'd over the past years were boredom and Stress. But now we know how it works, how not to fall into temptation.
    And I would like to share a quote with you all. (I'm sure NotAfraid will appreciate that)

    "Cause sometimes you just feel tired, feel weak;
    And when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up...
    But you got to search within you, and try to find that inner strength
    And just pull that shit out of you
    And get that motivation to not give up, and not be a quitter
    No matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face, and collapse."
    Eminem, Till I collapse.

    Peace :)
  4. IWantABetterLife22

    IWantABetterLife22 NoFap Moderator

    Great post NotAfraid! Someone told me that if you can't deal with the small shit in life (failing a test, bills piling up, etc) then how can you deal with the big shit in life? I used to blame stress for fapping, but then someone told me I was constantly making up excuses. Yes, stress can lead to fapping, but it's your choice of whether or not you do fap, like you said.

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