Discussion in 'Ages 25-29' started by Wise Hermit, Oct 19, 2019.
Here we go.
Hi there Wise Hermit,
Welcome to the forums. Battling a (porn) addiction is something everybody does on his or her own terms. I hope you find tools for your solutions, and as one of the tools that has been shared here many times I suggest you pick up a copy of the Easypeasy hackbook - it has helped me greatly to smoothen out of the negatives of an addiction.
Take care and if you need any help, there's always good people on these forums.
12 days in. Keeping going
It's amazing to see you're trying to cripple both your smoking and fapping. If you have a fal back in either of them... don't sweat it!
Having a setback is part of the game. Day by day you're increasing that confidence. Like you said: You're not impressed anymore, but later on it'll dawn upon you that you're feeling incredible for no significant reason. That's the power of nofap!
Enjoy your ride!
27 days, good progress
33 Days was a good streak. But I failed. Let's start again
Day 15/ Day 0
Keep on moving
Day 5 / Day 0
Let's start over, shall we
Day 11 / Day 0
I need to start getting more serious about it again
Day zero again. Well
Difficult but I keep pushing
If you'd like to have some insights on stopping smoking I could recommend you Allen Carr - Stop smoking now. His techniques have been transformed into many ways to stop 'using' cigarettes, drugs, food, alcohol. He's a legend.
How is the quitting going? Maybe.. .maybe take one vice after another. I've stopped drinking alcohol for nearly a year now and I feel truly amazing. Still, porn is an issues. But I now have confidence. I KNOW I am no longer relying in crutches.
I agree with this. I read "the easy way to stop smoking" in 2008 after smoking for 10 years and haven't smoked since.
Getting motivated again
Good! That's about 6 weeks no cigarettes, well done mate.
Alcohol is a huge cravings catalyst, for pretty much anything - cigarettes, food, drugs, more alcohol, sex, gambling. It creates more craving and numbs many positives. Primarily because of the latter I stopped drinking. I got depressed for a few days after drinking alcohol. I think because it crushed the last bit of self-love I still had.
Now, things have been going well. I have been going to regular SLAA meetings and the benefits have been amazing. The meetings are weekly and perhaps more effective for me than seeing my addiction therapist.
Day 7/ Day 0
I keep pushing
I think alcohol is a more accepted phenomenon but has equally negative effects, in a different way. I truly believe drinking alcohol holds no intrinsic value except for the ones we attach to it - forgetting about our problems and getting into a different energy to enjoy new stories socially.
Again, the 'bonding' aspect of alcohol are not about the individuals that inhibit alcohol but about the Egos that meet up and leave for a different vibration.
I think it's worse because drunk people have a higher negative impact than 'porned up'people. I haven't read the first article about porn and driving, with casualties.
Yea, so Day 6, Day 0
Need to stay mindful
I highly recommend meditation/mindfulness. It'll make you more self-aware which is critical to recovery. Experiment and find what works for you.
Trying out meditation
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