Alright guys this might sound wierd to most you all but gaming has helped me a lot in keeping urges away. I understood that the reason I relapsed often was that I was jobless and you know what they say, an idol mind is a devils workshop. I tried to do a lot of things to keep mindd busy but failed most of the time.i tried reading, but the very fact that you are alone and reading is not good. Alone is never good. So I switched to things I could do with friends. It’s obvious that I can’t do much with friends coz of corona, but I decided to play online games during my free time with friends to keep me occupied. Now I won’t jack off with friends listening to me now😂. I’ll try and lay down how my day goes just to show how gaming really helped me out ok.
I wake up at 7 and chill out with fam, watch news in the morning before I get ready. My online classes start at 9:30 and it gets over at 12:00. I work out from 5-8:30pm. So 12-5 is a long gap that I must cover. Reading was never gonna cut it, so gaming it was. I play Albion online with my friends and we are constantly talking to each other on discord. We play till I leave to work out. And I work the fuck out. After the work out session id be really tired and after dinner and prayer, I listen to some podcast and fall asleep. The reason why I recommend listening to a podcast, is coz most of us get urges when we try to sleep but actually don’t. It happened to me almost all the time I relapsed. So I make sure that I’m not thinking about anything else before I fall asleep. NEED TO KEEP YOUR MIND BUSY. The podcasts I listen to are by Ben Shapiro, Steven Crowder, Michael Knowles or Charlie Kirk. I listen, think about what they say and gradually fall asleep. Then the same routine repeats.
The very reason gaming withy bros has helped me a lot was coz I could keep my mind occupied while having fun with friends. Keep talking to them till I got something else to do. I play Albion online coz it’s not addictive yet it’s a lot of fun to play with friends. now if you choose to do this, you don’t have to play the same game but something that is not addictive is recommended. Love to hear all of your thoughts on this. Much respect for all you trying to be better. Peace.