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Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by stephanD, May 25, 2016.
always a danger time for me, anyone else?
Posting here to be accountable.
YES! I currently am a stay at home dad/online business owner and its REALLY hard for me to concentrate on my work because of the urges. Alone time is always terrible for me. How do you deal with it?
One thing that has worked well for me is to use a timer and work in short bursts, I do 30mins, and get up after after that and do something else for a few minutes. I find it helps if you have a physical timer that you can put across the room so that you have to leave your computer to reset the timer. If 30 minutes seems too much of a reach just do 10 minutes of focused work to start with.
I'm retired and mornings are rough for me. So i logon here w/ you guys so i feel connected. Can provide & get support. Like now.
I work online 2 or 3 days a week. The timer's a good idea. Anything that help to remind me of my goal. My addictive mind is always trying to trick me into using to get a dopamine injection. It feels good... but just a little wile. Can you find something else you like. Sometimes that feel good.
What if u kept this site up on your computer?
Hang in there... 1 min, hour, day at a time.
I'm noticing, the longer I'm clean, the urge dicipates faster... "this to will pass."
Definitely going to experiment with this! Gotta go buy a physical timer and NOT use my phone. Thank you for suggesting this.
I always have to remind myself that! Thank you
I used to work remotely. You could invite other work from home people in the area around so that you have connection with other people, as well as accountability. (Maybe even charge a few bucks?)
I used to go to coffee shops to work, use the wifi there.
I work from home and have for about a year. It is too easy to just change browser windows to some porn, this I know. Lately, I've been trying to shift my focus to what I used to do when I was at a physical office with other workers to stave off my ridiculous libido - turn the energy into something professional. Read a book for a few minutes on a break, read a tab I've had open for awhile and had been meaning to look at, take a walk, anything but switching to that browser window with all the porn. Discipline is hard, but I know that I have it in me. What really helps kick this off is taking a deep breath and taking a mindful look at what I'm thinking. Usually just the detached look at my libidinous lust helps diffuse it and separate the desire from the follow through.
i know what you are going through as a freelancer programmer i have been there but I've been going to a cafe near my home by the sea it's busy but quiet the last couple of days and staying there for most of the day so this has worked for me ..