Age 18 - Feel happier, More optimistic confident & motivated. Greater energy. Much better grades
I've finally reached 90 days! The thing that really helped me this time was the no arousal method. I definitely feel happier, more optimistic, confident and motivated now. I have an abundance of energy too, and I find myself waking up a lot earlier in the morning, which is a huge benefit since the day is longer.
A lot of things seem much clearer now as well. Looking back, I only think "what on earth was I thinking when I wasted countless hours and energy in this bad habit and addiction?" Fortunately, I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel, and I'm on the long road to recovery now. For that I am truly thankful.
I'm glad that I decided to quit PMO, and life has been much better ever since, to be honest. Looking back, I'm clearly able to connect the dots and see how nearly all of my psychological problems were related to this addiction and habit, which is why, since I quit my depression and anxiety, including social anxiety, has virtually diminished. I am also much more relaxed and nearly always in a calm state of mind.
As a result of all of this, my grades have drastically improved as well, I went from being a C's, D's and sometimes even an F student, to someone who currently tops the class with mostly B's, A's and A*'s. I managed to get my driving license as when whilst abstaining. I propose this is because of the mental clarity I got from abstaining. At the same time, I'm working on my life purpose and deciding on a career after high school as well.
My skin is clearer as well, especially my acne has disappeared. It did, however, take about 1.5-2 years of relapsing to get here. But like I mentioned, the thing that worked this time is the no arousal method.
Of course, since quitting, I've incorporated new, healthy habits into my life as well. Such as drinking three liters of water daily, going for a daily walk, and reading. I watched a lot of motivational videos as well. There's this psychologist on YouTube called "Ralph Smart" and he too has a few videos on this addiction. His YouTube channel is infinite waters. It really helped me, and I watch his videos consistently, on a daily basis. It truly does add value to one's life, and so do some of the personal coaches, whose books I've read, namely Jack Canfield, Napoleon Hill and Tony Robbins.
LINK - 90 days of no PMO.