Praying, taking time to be still and do nothing, focusing on the present moment, listening to my favourite music, watching my favourite movies and TV shows, reading good books, going for a walk, speaking to friends and family, journaling.
Stress is never decreased by a relapse. In fact we gain added stress due to all of the negative consequences of watching pornography and masturbating. On top of our previous stress, we feel regret, shame and guilt.
There are no benefits to relapsing - the only thing which could even be seen as one is temporary relief from strong urges. But even then, we can get permanent relief by continuing on our journey. If we continue to relapse, we’ll never get there and experience a fuller, more beautiful life.
You can break free of this, brother. You are stronger than every urge you’ve ever had. No matter what happens in life or what negative emotions arise in the moment, relapsing is not the answer.