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Discussion in 'Ages 40+' started by jeffmotley, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. jeffmotley

    jeffmotley Member

    Well, it's a leap year, and today is leap day, Feb. 29. Happy birthday to motivational speaker Tony Robbins

    Some Tony quotes for this #motivationMonday

    “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” – Tony Robbins

    “If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.” – Tony Robbins

    “Commit to CANI! – Constant And Never-ending Improvement.” – Tony Robbins

    “Where focus goes, energy flows.” – Tony Robbins
  2. Newman8888

    Newman8888 The wound is the place where the Light enters you

    Great quotes from Tony Robbins. Thanks JeffMotley.
  3. mikey23

    mikey23 New Member

    Love Tony Robbins thanks for the quotes Jeff
  4. jeffmotley

    jeffmotley Member

    The urges and the cravings to pmo come and go with each passing day. Right around day 7 or 8, I will feel an inexplicable wave of depression, a dark cloud, flat line. Sometimes, when I reach that point, I will go back to pmo, other times I will not.

    But that feeling of depression is worse for me than the specific feeling of craving for pmo. I think my brain is depressed and subconsciously itching for something to make it feel good, again... My brain is like the plant in Little Shop of Horrors, crying "Feed me, Seymore! FEED ME!"

    Sometimes I have feelings that are comparable to going through the stages of a relationship breakup -- except the one I'm breaking up with isn't a real person. They're just images on a screen. Nevertheless, without it, in these early days of letting it go...Feelings of confusion, feelings of sadness and loneliness. Those feelings are real.

    I admire and am amazed by the success stories that I read on these journals. I totally understand that it's a process with lots of ups and downs. It takes time and a lot of patience.

    I found this "Urge Surfing" session online. Thought I'd share it. Found it to be very calming and relaxing.

    It was a link from an online article: How Mindfulness Makes the Brain Immune to Temptation
  5. jeffmotley

    jeffmotley Member

    Looking forward to daylight saving time this weekend. We will turn our clocks ahead one hour at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 13. Yet another sign of the coming of the spring season and then the summer. My job in a windowless office is a bummer in the winter months due to the limited time we get to see natural light. I am looking forward to the extra hours of sun.

    Urges to pmo have been strong lately. I injured my achilles tendon skiing in January which has limited my ability to exercise. Shifting focus to other interests while I'm recovering. I'm heading to physical therapy this week in the hopes of speeding up the healing process a bit so that I can get back to cycling and long nature walks with my dog in the spring and summer months.
  6. mikey23

    mikey23 New Member

    Hey Jeff, excited for day light savings too. Used to hate it as a kid because you always had to wake up an hour earlier for school but now I love it.

    I hope your physical therapy goes well I think cycling and walks will help. Hope you're staying strong.
  7. sonofJack

    sonofJack I deserve self-respect

    The achilles is a bitch JM. Mine have caused me undue suffering over the years. Be good to them. Baby them. There is nothing worse than being laid up by injury, so it's good to hear that you're seeking out alternative ways to get your exercise. My wife rehabbed me when I tore up my knee a couple of years back, but getting me out walking. Walking! I was really against it at first, but it worked. Three weeks later, I was back running easy, and pain-free.

    Whatever you do, keep moving!
  8. Unkel G-Man

    Unkel G-Man New Member

    Rock on fellas. This is all good info. I especially like.the part.about not being hard on yourself. I think perhaps this is one of my biggest hurdles in recovery. Goes hand in hand with the idea of loving ones-self. I still have a ways to go. Namaste'
  9. sonofJack

    sonofJack I deserve self-respect

    We all have a long road ahead of us UKG. At least, that is the hope!

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