Hi, so I'm doing Project, and the days got fewer and fewer but we haven't done and understand important core things, so i have my stress, my Project partner friends have some stress too. And that evening eventually leads to relapse, which i was basically lost in the thoughts and anxiety and pretty much everything. So i'm off for like 3 days (to read for information and write it down in my planner to carry it with me every day), and here's what i find (it's gonna be quick, cause i still have works waiting for me when i'm done with this mindset setting). After i relapse, i search and find: 1/ Stress is the top reason leads to relapse and Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention : (keywords on Google: M relapse because of stress) (the M in PMO) Must-read to raise some awareness): link (please click) : (L) Studies Link Stress and Addiction – Your Brain On Porn link: The food choosing test: (L) How stress can tweak the brain to sabotage self-control (2015) – Your Brain On Porn link (contains more articles about Stress and Relapse on Yourbrainonporn) : Stress and Addiction – Your Brain On Porn link: Top 5 Triggers of Relapse and How to Avoid Them (Stress is the top trigger) (*) link: Warning Signs of an Alcohol or Drug Relapse (This is important) (*) link: Stress and Relapse: The Role of Stress in Addiction Relapse | Banyan Treatment Center link: Preventing Relapse Through Stress Management How to Respond to a Relapse Positively: link: Relapse to an Addiction, Substance or Behavior link: How to Stay Positive After a Relapse (a good mindset, really) Mindfulness aid Relapse Prevention and Healing: As well as help you "take a step back from your thoughts, becoming observant and attentive", can help for Stress too, to help you slow down, soothing, slowly find the right direction. link: Mindfulness Therapy as an Addiction Treatment (*) link: Take a Step Back from Your thoughts and Emotions to Reduce Stress - dummies (**) link: Take a Step Back from your Thoughts 2/ Productivity Topic: How to deal with stress and burnout link: Dealing with Burnout Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms & Strategies (*) link: Stress at Work - HelpGuide.org (*) link: The TEAM Framework of Productivity: Time, Energy, Attention & Motivation (*) There're some more about stress and how to deal with stress but the ideas are basically the same with the ones above, so i don't list it out. Distraction: link: How Distractions At Work Take Up More Time Than You Think (**) link: It Takes 23 Minutes to Focus After a Distraction | The Muse And a few more great productivity articles that give more insights and mindset, good in general: link: The meaningful work guide: How to craft a fulfilling career - RescueTime (or this) link: Finding the Right Career - HelpGuide.org link (mentioned comfort zone): Why you're not finding Flow at work (and what to do about it) link (about focusing on one thing too much): The surprising power of "microbreaks" (and how to take more of them) link (pretty sufficient articles): Time management tips & strategies: 25 powerful ways to be more efficient There're articles I colored orange, are the ones i wrote down the whole ones (*) or just details and ideas (**) in my planner. It takes me 2 days, 20 pages to wrote them all @@ Here are the first pages of mine about the articles, in this order: Dealing with Burnout Syndrome: Signs, Symptoms & Strategies https://ibb.co/b5vzRKg Stress at Work - HelpGuide.org https://ibb.co/L0XjxsQ The TEAM Framework of Productivity: Time, Energy, Attention & Motivation https://ibb.co/xKkf0Qt Warning Signs of an Alcohol or Drug Relapse https://ibb.co/cxyrHK8 Top 5 Triggers of Relapse and How to Avoid Them https://ibb.co/ZN7yBkb Mindfulness Therapy as an Addiction Treatment https://ibb.co/zHf6Hmk Of course I shorten those articles and get the most ideas from them (my right hand constantly scribbled , it worked hard), but basically it's the same, i just shorten those ideas that not suitable for me in real life, like drugs and alcohols changed to PMO, and some repeated ideas.. It's the way to always carry the idea without forgetting them. And the reading and writing idea was done, but the most important thing is, how to actually bring them to real life and work. That requires, too. So yeah, I'll say bye to you and back to my life (for Pomodoro The most important thing is to identify the "signs of relapse", be in mindfulness state first, then resolve to find the source of your feelings and stressors behind. Remember, relapse is not a sign that your recovery failed. You're navigating e new and unfamiliar path. You'll work to recognize when the relapse process started, how you could have read the signs better, what coping skills you were missing and what you could have done differently the you'll develop specific skills an strategies to prevent the same thing from happening again.