I had kept watching porn during the Chinese New year week, when I had injured legs and tried to keep myself from moving out of my room, so they could recover faster.
Was feeling like crap watching to much, and I had less energy.
I restarted on Friday last week, 2018 Feb 16, and have not done O since.
I’m now at 1 day 14 hours.
I previously had a 43-day streak of no P and O in 2016 but failed and could not get back to a long streak after.
I did M without P or O on Monday, 2 days ago in my timezone (2018 Feb 19), but then I stumbled on the NoFap® website and its getting started PDF guide, which mentioned the 4 levels (difficulties) of abstinence:
No P. No PM. No PMO (no sex allowed), or custom level.
From this guide, it suddenly made sense to me that I was tracking the wrong thing (I abstained from O, but not so much M) and that I could be tackling more important triggers (hot material, rather than porn material).
So even though I didn’t reset my counter on Monday by my standards, I want to reset my counter in the end, because there is more strict and safer standard to hold myself by.
I now realize I can (and will) track if I relapse, even to M. It’s hard, but I want to monitor my viewing of (merely) sexy / hot material as well.
Hoping for the best!