I’m tempted right now to watch porn. I’m saying no but I can just as easily say yes. It’s more of a struggle to say no actually. Any support or advice out there? I really don’t want to mess this up again.
You got this! Stay strong.
Make a list of the top 5 reasons why you want to leave PMO behind, and the top 5 benefits you will experience with freedom. Read this list every morning and evening. And whenever lustful thoughts of any kind come to you, remove them immediately.
Remind yourself why you’re on this journey and what it means to you to be free. Paint a clear picture in your mind of your life of freedom. Write a short, 3 sentence paragraph filled with emotive language on what this vision looks like. Memorize it. When the urges come, it will take 15-20 seconds to recite, and urges will disappear with the clarity of your vision, GOD willing.
Think about it logically. We are on this app, this forum because each and every time we have gone to PMO, we have been left unsatisfied. We felt pleasure for a few seconds, then deep shame and regret. That addiction brought many of us to tears, gave us social anxiety, depression, problems in our studies and careers, our relationships with family, friends, wives and girlfriends, physical damage, mental health issues and so on. It has never been worth it to return. But our brain is very short sighted and only sees the pleasure of climax, or worse, extended climax through edging. We have to remind it of the pain PMO caused us, and the true pleasure we will experience with being free.
Stay strong brother.
Very true bro. I’ll try this thank God I got through it. I felt strong. I felt it was a decision and I decided no. Praise God. Thanks again brother! God bless you!
Thanks bro for your words of encouragement. They mean a lot in a time like this! Much love.
That’s great news that you decided to say no brother! Stay strong and vigilant. May GOD be with you.
You could also have a couple of emergency strategies in place. For example: 3 min extremely cold shower or calling your AP via phone or go for a walk. The difficulty is also sticking to those strategies, make sure your AP knows about those so you can hold yourself accountable.
Good tips. I hated cold showers when I did them but if it gets me to that 90 days id do it. I have no AP but it’s fine I have y’all.