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Discussion in 'Ages 30-39' started by Rudolf Geyse, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Rudolf Geyse

    Rudolf Geyse Member

    Another counter reset after 16 days. I had come too close to MO a couple of times before that so I'm happy to report this and have a clean break. Bummed that I would still do that after all this time & with all these great Reasons. More than bummed. But I will overcome this in this season. Now is the time. Let's go again.
     
  2. Rudolf Geyse

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    Continuing 100 Reasons Not to PMO:

    Reason #16) There's income at stake. Time spent on PMO instead of working (or sleeping) is time I could be spending making bank... which I need right now.

    New list: Practical ways or "Handles" to overcome the addiction. I'm no expert - look at my counter - but I'll be writing down steps which I believe will work - not "maybe", these will work if you stick to 'em.

    Handle #1) An urge is a warning light at best, or an alarm bell at worst. Acknowledge the urge and implement a course of action to deal with it, 'cos if you leave it, it's like ignoring an engine warning light while driving - you're headed for trouble.
     
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  3. Rudolf Geyse

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    Reason #17) Because PIED is real. You think it won't happen to you?

    Handle #2) It's going to take some resolve, man. You have to intentionally, even aggressively, decide what you will and won't do today, or in the next half an hour. Resolve by itself is not enough, but without it, it's over.
     
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  4. Rudolf Geyse

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    Reason #18) Because when I talk to God I don't want to say "sorry, I blew it," over and over and over again - especially not in the same way, over and over. Sorry means you're sorry.

    Handle #3) Create an environment in which it's not easy to PMO.
     
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  5. Rudolf Geyse

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    Reason #19) It takes time away from sleeping, which is detrimental to health, productivity, relationships... not worth it.

    Handle #4) Pray. It's amazing how many ex-addicts will tell you this is the only way. Ex-drug users whose lives were in the toilet and now have a beautiful family and livelihood. They will tell you prayer is the only way to get out.
     
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  6. Rudolf Geyse

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    Reason #20) Because it won't be "just one time". That's a lie. It always leads to more cravings and further time wasted on PMO.

    Handle #5) When the craving hits, do something constructive. There are so many things you can do. Here's one: Pursue legitimate satisfaction in real human relationships.
     
  7. Rudolf Geyse

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    Reason #21) Because I don't want P or P subs to be my master. When I sacrifice work or family or sleep to PMO it shows that PMO is my master. Unacceptable.

    To say it another way: I don't want PMO to be what I value above these other things. PMO is not my prize. I have a better prize, a better master, Someone far more worthy than PMO.

    PMO is a poor master because it takes, takes, takes. It does give too, promising that what it gives is the ultimate. But it's not. What it gives is shallow, petty, fleeting, destructive and degrading. Not. Worth. It. I will serve PMO no longer.

    Handle #6) Journal the right way, ie. expose the lies of PMO over and over. You can't keep reminding yourself of these things and still be ok with PMO. It brings a change to your thinking in that moment of weakness.
     
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  8. BoughtWithBlood

    BoughtWithBlood Active Member

    Great post Rudolf Geyse!
    PMO truly is a poor master, well written out.
     
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  9. Rudolf Geyse

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    Reason #22) Because of the stress. Knowing that I have been shirking work to PMO - stressful. Constantly and meticulously removing the evidence of PMO for fear of being found out... Always wondering, "Have I left some evidence somewhere? Is this going to pop out and do harm?" To my relationships or employment situation. Too much constant stress, man. Not worth it. (And PMO promises a release from stress - this is another lie.)
     
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