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Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Jodo Kus, May 5, 2017.
I am aiming for a 7-day streak right now. I want to do this!
Have a good Saturday and stay strong
I'm on day 7 in total. Had strong urges earlier in the week, but they've diminished now and I'm not finding it a problem. Hope this continues. Good luck to everyone.
1 hour away from finishing day 5 - urges are high at the moment but just trying to think about the smile on my face when I complete this challenge.
I'm in.....i have not PMO for a few days(check Counter) but i will take up the 10 day challenge and try to go more.
About 30 mins ago I was as well. Came so close to failing but I managed to stay strong - watched a couple videos on the nofap benefits and now I'm determined again.
Despite me saying a few hours ago that my urges had 'diminished', I just went for a long walk (healthy, right?) and found my mind occupied with the stuff that gets me aroused. Ended up with a semi that stuck around for ages and pants full of pre-cum. Quite uncomfortable and slightly embarrassing, but no harm done and I can laugh about it now. At least those thoughts were just in my head and didn't get any further.
This is my third day, god it feels long. My top time was 7 days. I have some urges from time to time, but I think it's better to stay away of any trigger. And keep the mind focus by doing stuff. Beign alone in your room can be hard as fuck
Oh! Just saw this and I happen to be on my first 10th day in a row since I started trying to quit. The official challenge may have started on the 8th so not everyone is there yet, but I know it's possible! I spent 18 years addicted to porn and tried countless times to beat it, you can break the 7 or even 10 day mark. You just have to have a real, tangible reason to quit in your mind. Sometimes the idea and promise of your life getting better isn't quite enough. It can literally be anything, I think mine is kind of dumb. I missed an opportunity to be intimate with a really amazing woman because I was shy, afraid, and most importantly lacked real sexual motivation. I found out later she liked me and had I made a move it would have gone over splendidly. I wear a bracelet she gave, which has become a lot of things to me, including a reminder of why I know I need to quit porn. It's dumb, but it's gotten me through more consecutive days of recovery than I've managed to pull off before, so I'm not going to discount it's impact.
Just find any real reason you can, and try and get some physical reminder of it that you can use to pull you back to a grounded state of mind whenever you feel like it's not worth it, or you're too weak, or worst of all that YOU'RE not worth it. We can do it!
I failed :-( still proud of 5 days but now I'm on another forum aiming for 15. I'll still stay in this one to hit the 10 day mark.
Feel like I never want to watch porn again. When you can think about it subjectively it's absolutely revolting. Crazy how different your brain works when it's after that instant gratification/dopamine rush.
That's true. This time you'll be stronger!
Yesterday evening I focused on not relapsing. So it was a difficult evening. Not proactive not productive but clean.
Today it's much better
My relapses always happen when I'm home alone. When my girlfriend is here or I'm not in my apartment, I have no problems.
This is day 2. I won't have a problem making it until tomorrow morning. But there's a window of time between waking up and going to work tomorrow where I have to be vigilant.
Thanks mate - good luck!
Day 3 . I will complete this challenge All the best everyone !
Yes it's crazy how when our brain percieves instant gratification, you enter like in a zombie mode and can't think clearly you only want it. At that point it's ultra difficult to not relapse. I think the key it's not to be even close to those things that arouse you and when you see something that does it. Run away and to other stuff to distract you. I used to lie myself doing things like "oh i will see just one picture to see if nothings happens" thats just a trap your brain sets! Run away!!
And we all relapse sometime, what it matters it's to get back on track!
Beign alone is a great trigger to relapse. But it's when you have to be the strongest! Do something else, go for a walk, do push ups when you urge. The urges will pass if you do not follow them. We have to overcome them. Good luck!
I relapsed. Urrgh. I really want to beat this, but I don't think I'm taking it seriously enough... Willpower alone isn't helping me once I reach the 5+ day mark. I always seem to fail on the weekends. How can I beat this addiction? I'm only 14, but it's already had a deep psychological effect.
Yes that's exactly what I did. Let myself look at one picture and then it was 2 hours of fighting the urge until I got to the point of justifying failing no PMO.
Thanks a lot mate - never going to give up!
Things go on. Feeling proud of the effort until now. The urge went down, thankfully. Also, I'm noticing that my stored testosterone is helping me to increse my muscles size. Incredibly, I'm feeling kind uninterested in sexual materials; though I see more attractive and kind to my GF.
Let's see tomorrow how things will display. Relaxed saturday and may be hang out in the night to think other things. I'l check it out.
I'm in. Day 3 for me