What do you do when urges hit you?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Let Peace Prevail, Oct 3, 2019.

Do you succeed in controlling your urges?

Poll closed Oct 10, 2019.
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  2. No

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  1. Let Peace Prevail

    Let Peace Prevail Fapstronaut

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  2. lone_sword02

    lone_sword02 Fapstronaut

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    Also interested in other people's opinions on this. Here's what I do, I try to figure out what is causing my urge and move away from it if possible. Then I also try to isolate myself from access to P (no phone in hand, no computer) and try to do something else that is a short task like folding laundry or cleaning if I'm at home. At work (I know, but that's why we're here) I grab my notebook and see if I can complete a task that's not done for the day.
     
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  3. fredisthebes

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    There's a panic button on this site, but tbh I think I might be better off just walking away from the laptop, maybe going outside for a bit. I'm not so addicted as to expose myself in public... ;)
     
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  4. lone_sword02

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    Yeah, not sure how I got there, but masturbating in an office bathroom stall was where I ended up. Thankfully, I've managed to curb that one for a few months now!
     
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  5. youraverageguy

    youraverageguy Fapstronaut

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    I watch a horror video or a scary movie to get my mind off of it lol
     
  6. nukeideas

    nukeideas New Fapstronaut

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    Although, I've just started the process, I can categorize my attempts falling into 2 parts, Rationalizing and Emotional Support.

    1) Rationalizing: Having a full day planned in terms of atleast 3 targets that I wish to achieve. Whenever, I get the urge, I refer back to the list and see how I can lose time if I start fapping away. This way I've rationalized how PMO can affect my workflow and productivity.

    Moreover, I read researches here and there and watch TedX videos on Porn Addiction to understand how horrific it could get.

    Moreover, I try to find out the reasons why I end up PMO-ing and I take action on it immediately. If I'm alone now, I'll either engage myself or call my friend. If I'm seeing myself touching my penis, I make conscious efforts not to for that's how it all begins.

    2) Emotional Support: The way our brain functions, hijacking is a common phenomenon where our emotional brain could easily overpower the Rational brain. To deal with that, I have an Accountability Partner, he's this amazing person with whom I can literally talk to hours even when we are both in a different time zone.

    Then, to gain motivation, I read NoFap's subreddit to see how people have fared out and how they feel.

    That's that. I'll keep adding to the list as time passes. I've been addicted to porn for over a decade and I'm just fed up now. Looking forward to other answers too!
     
  7. Let Peace Prevail

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    I see how conscious you are regarding your addiction. By the way, I have been addicted to PMO for the past 14 years! I will take some points from the measures you are taking in order to tackle your addiction and implement in my journey. It's my 9th day and previous 8 days were absolutely free from any urge.
     
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