Luane, 25 I’m on my 10th day and still going strong regardless of the tentations
Hey @luluane just a thought came to my mind, have you looked into positive affirmations? E.g. reading a new positive quote daily that truly drives/motivate you.
It can help consistently keeping strong mentality.
It can help sometimes but not always
That is true. But it certainly helps. I mean it has affect on those who never tried it before.
Maybe it’s not the most efficient way for me
Yesterday, I read 100p, life without porn or social media is great!
Wow. 100 pages is very good actually.
It’s the weekend here so I had the time for it
Stay strong am 27 and I been dealing with this addiction for many years, and I find it funny how poeple say masturbating is not a bad thing, well they wrong. But at the same time, it can be good thing if you are in control, say you are clean and u mastrubate once a week or so, and ur able to skip a week or 2 than I guess it can be good, but most of us here did it daily, multiple times over a long period of time, that’s when it’s not healthy and totally the opposite. Right now am only 25 days, and I been going to the gym consistently as well and I can tell you that I feel a big difference in all areas, mentally, physically, spiritually, I just feel good. Stay strong continue the fight, remember this isn’t a race, it’s a marathon so take it a day at time.
Well I’m addicted to porn since the end of 2014, and masturbation since 2015. During my first 2years it was almost daily, everytime I had an occasion I did it, but now it’s once a week and I have a hard time getting aroused and coming due to my resistance. I still want to get rid of it because being so dependant on something that now is doing more harm than anything really sucks
Yeah I get you, I seen Many people say 90 is what to takes to be cleaned, well maybe for some, but for us that been doing this for years, 90 days I don’t think it’s enough time to re wire your brain, your habits, we been wiring our Brain to this addiction for many years and that’s why we have such frequent and intense urges, it’s our brain asking for what it needs. So in order to rewire our brain and change our habit from the root, it’s gonna take a long time, I highly doubt that after 90 days I will be cleaned, and be able to do it here and there and be able not feel the need to sink myself in the hole again, I think it’ll take a very long time of being clean to actually feel clean, if I had to set a goal for this I’d say maybe 9 months, whole year?! Idk, so am just gonna try and hold out for as long as I can, and of course I have smaller goals, we need goals and a sense of accomplishment to give us confidence, my goal rn is 90 days and if course once I hit it, I will continue for 150 and so on.
12th day, apparently I’m a free woman, but not free from urges
Keep pushing …
speaking of myself ,it’s around 23 ish days you start to normalise and don’t have that constant Nick…
Having a goal helps big time …
I’m avoiding triggers and fill my schedule with the maximum of things
God help me this is going to be a very long day
14th day feeling great today!!!
I was in this addiction for about 7 years… and it took me 5 streaks to reach 90 days. And boy I must say, you start to feel clean in about 50 days. I thought maybe it would take many years to get out of this addiction but I was wrong.
It’s not in the number of days , it’s in our thought process. When you are in hardmode, try not to take even a single peek ,just completely remove PMO from your life and you will see the difference. You might as well feel rebooted within the first two week. It just takes a lot of commitment at the start. All the best @XxJaviixX
You’re doing great @luluane
Thank u very much Spidey
Hopefully, am about to hit 30 days in couple hours here and I know am far from feeling cleaned, I feel as if I fail right now ill go back to that hole again, am not trynna do that all, but I just don’t think 50 days are gonna cut if for me, we all different I guess.