Quarantine is making it hard to get rid of PMO.

Discussion in 'Porn Addiction' started by JasonMamoa, Mar 27, 2020 at 12:50 AM.

  1. JasonMamoa

    JasonMamoa Fapstronaut

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    I don't know about you guys but I have started edging since this quarantine(due to COVID-19). I may have to reset my counter. All the discipline i had seem to drain when you have to sit at home all day. All the triggers come back and the system i made for myself seems to be falling apart. What are you guys doing to stay on track?
     
  2. Built_to_Endure

    Built_to_Endure Fapstronaut

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    I’m right there with you brother..I must Confess, I fell hard into relapse, so much time on my hands with my phone so convenient has destroyed my discipline..I am filled with regrets, and I am hopefuls you will succeed where I did Not
     
  3. seaguy44

    seaguy44 Moderator Assistant Staff Member Moderator Assistant

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    I know how you feel. It's triggering my intense desire to PMO. INTENSE desire.
     
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  4. jeffmbaptist

    jeffmbaptist Fapstronaut

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    Yeah... It's tough. Especially being a rainy spring. No gym. No job. No spouse to help me with my urges.

    Just re-watched Iron Man 3. Not tired at all.

    One day at a time.
     
  5. aricking

    aricking New Fapstronaut

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    today i have a so heavy urge but i saw a kissing video on youtube,but later i think that kissing video is from porn,i didn"t masturbate i just saw that kissing video ,i have no urge now ,did it call a relapse or i am safe?
     
  6. Baowistop

    Baowistop Fapstronaut

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    trying to keep in shape, a lot of netflix of course, and most helpful is engaging in threads and much pressing on the panic button:oops:
    I realized that if will break my streak during the quartantine, I'll be never able to recover.
     
  7. Fenix Rising

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    Hi, I found very good article on the topic from Dee Caffari who has sailed the World solo (6 months) on how to deal with isolation. I'll copy/paste it here, maybe it can be of some help:

    Tips for dealing with isolation are:

    • Keep communicating – this is reassuring for everyone. If you are the one self-isolating, it is moral boosting to know people care but it is equally important for your friends and family to know that you are OK. Stay in touch and ask for help if you need it. A five-minute chat once a day could really lift someone’s spirits and be something they look forward to.
    • Spending 24/7 alone is alien to many of us and will be a challenge for people that thrive on the company of others. Extroverts get their energy from others so a lack of stimulation may lead to a drop in mood. For most of us, going to work, school or the gym is part of daily routine and now we have to fill that time. Having and sticking to a routine of some sort will help as it provides a focus and a reason to get going for the day. Having something to do will also make the time pass more quickly.
    • Focus only on what you can control and don’t waste energy worrying about things that are outside your control. We are bombarded with information via the media and we do need to take news onboard. However, if you find that listening or reading the news is increasing your anxiety or stress levels then limit your exposure to it. Many of us will be seriously impacted financially through job losses or lack of work. You are not alone, millions of us will be in the same position. Make a manageable plan and seek help if you are feeling overwhelmed.
    • Be grateful for the things in your life that you have or can do. Focussing on the good will have a positive effect on your mental health. When you are having a tough day and finding it hard to cope, focus on getting through the next day or even the next few hours rather than weeks or months. The sun will continue to rise and set. This situation will pass.
    • Look for the opportunities and be creative. In a world of instant contact, demanding work lives and intrusive technology the current situation will allow many of us to step back from that for a period of time. Is there a project that you have wanted to take on but never had the time? Is there a bestseller in your head just waiting to be written? Is there work that you could do on a temporary basis? Necessity is the mother of invention, so perhaps now is the time to embark on something new.
    • Accept that we must adapt to the new environment we are living in. As a round the world sailor, I am used to my environment changing very quickly and having to adapt to forces that are outside of my control. In the coming weeks and months, restrictions on our lives and the effects of this virus will no doubt make us feel angry, upset, worried and scared. These are natural emotions but will use mental energy. Accepting a situation allows you to think more clearly and calmly.
    • The future will be different. That is the reality and we may as well embrace it. Mother nature has flicked the reset button. We have an opportunity to reevaluate and change our behaviour for the better.
     
  8. turtle13kitten13

    turtle13kitten13 Fapstronaut

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    I have the same problem I can't go for a walk in quarantine.
     
  9. JasonMamoa

    JasonMamoa Fapstronaut

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    Very informative. I think we all have to re-evaluate our strategy. We can do this.
     
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  10. Master Chips

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    Thank you for this. I am in the same challenge, alone, lonely in a quarantine . It is a challenge of more than a factor.
     
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  11. Superman#

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    I ended my best streak this week and I can feel you, staying 24/24 at home is something I wasn't ready for tbh.
     
  12. Strongbutweak

    Strongbutweak New Fapstronaut

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    This quarantine together with feeling hopeless about the state of things does not amount to anything good. Really need to connect to some good brothers out there who are willing to chat and breath hope where there isn't much...
     
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  13. widdendreampenguin

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    I relapsed during this quarantine. I have many things to do and to keep me busy but I don't feel like doing anything most of the times. Of course this is caused by not being able to spend time outside. I already know from experience that staying home all day makes me feel depressed but these days there's nothing I can do about that. I still try to force myself to socialize during the day, and it helps. But naturally I end up spending a lot of time alone, which leads to relapsing.
    Thanks for sharing guys
     
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