Procrastination Due to Porn/Excess Dopamine?

Discussion in 'Pornography Addiction' started by Suture Up Your Future, May 9, 2021.

  1. Lifelong procrastinator here. I trust/keep my fingers crossed that my procrastination tendencies will disappear when I quit porn. Anybody know if that’s the case? I’m assuming having too much reward chemical in my brain contributes to my slowness in getting around to taking care of business, yeah?
     
  2. Wolf333

    Wolf333 Member

    Procastination is a management ability that let's you focus on what you define and leave other stuff for later. I don't think it's related I just think you need to use it in your favor.
     
  3. Doper

    Doper Well-Known Member

    Dopamine causes one to seek rewards, that's its primary evolutionary reason for being (as I understand). If one's brain perceives an easy reward without working for it (drugs, pmo, video games etc.), your brain will tell you - "we know where to get an easy reward, keep doing that at the expense of doing hard things to get a reward". So instead of stepping to women, one will watch porn. Instead of doing schoolwork, one will play an addictive video game with perceived "level-up" rewards. Instead of getting a high from exercise, you can just drink some scotch.....etc.

    I wouldn't go about hoping quitting porn is gonna cure you of that though. You might want to try to read up on how to actively change this trait. Just remember that not making a decision is still making a decision.
     
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  4. MindPoison

    MindPoison Active Member

    Well, procrastination happens when you keep putting off an activity that you know you should do, but subconsciously you decide not to since it's too intimidating for some reason, so you put it off for another time constantly. Time management helps a lot with this, like making a daily schedule. Quitting porn doesn't really get rid of this problem, but it can at the very least help with building the motivation to do something about it since excessive dopamine usage does kill the drive to take action.
     

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