I promised myself that I would make a post when I reached 90 days, so here I go.
For some background, I started PMOing over two and a half years ago, and have been trying to overcome my addiction for over two years. When I first found out that PMOing had serious negative consequences and can act like a drug over two years ago, I was PMOing multiple times a day and the addiction was consuming all my free time. After first stumbling across feedtherightwolf.org, I started to realize the negative consequences of pornography and was taken back by shock. The addiction cycle that they described on the site exactly fit what I was going through at the time, so I seriously considered looking up the negative effects of porn and porn addiction online.
For the next year, I spent my time trying to fight the addiction and look up the negative effects of porn, and was able to reduce my PMO frequency from multiple times a day to once or twice a week. This progress was nice, but I was still heavily bound by the chains of addiction and needed extra help. This was around the time when I joined nofap and singed up for a free porn addiction recovery course called the Fortify Program from fightthenewdrug.org. I got an amazing accountability partner through nofap and together with the Fortify program, I was on my way to freedom. I continued to research the negative effects of porn, but I also focused on starting to improve my life.
Going through the Fortify Program, I realized that a large part of what was setting me up for this addiction was my lifestyle. I was clearly unhappy with the way I lived and wasted excessive amounts of free time in the internet, in addition to lacking any clear goals for my life besides overcoming this addiction. I decided to focus some of my energies on self improvement by exercising, working on getting rid of my procrastination, focusing on doing better in school, eating healthier, and learning how to overcome my shyness that was plaguing my social life. Overtime, as I added more positive habits and constructive uses of my time, along with continuing to try to overcome my PMO addiction, the weight of my addiction decreases.
For the past nine months or so, I’ve been really tampering off this addiction, and have been living life with more passion, meaning, and purpose than ever before. I’ve been able to overcome so many of the fears and the negative habits that have been holding me back, and have been able to see life from a new perspective. By this point, I was PMOing once every two months or so, until early last January. After PMOing one night, I looked at my life and all the progress that I had made, and I went downstairs and looked at my mom and felt sick. This was not how I wanted to continue living my life. I fed up with cheating my family, myself, and my life. I decided to go for 90 days and used my 16th birthday as extra motivation for achieving my goal. I’m so thankful and grateful that I was finally able to achieve my 90 day goal after over two years of struggling.
Looking back, my success clearly wouldn’t have been possible without all the help and resources I had received. From countless websites including feedtherightwolf.org and fightthenewdrug.org, I have been able to learn how my PMOing habit was contributing to the laziness, depression, and social anxiety I was experiencing in my life. The Fortify Program allowed me to pinpoint the areas of my life that were setting me up for this addiction, in addition to providing strategies to overcome the addiction. Various YouTube channels such as Noah Hammond, Infinite Waters, and NoFap Academy provided me with valuable knowledge to really improve the quality of my life. In addition, NoFap has been a very supportive community and has helped me through the hard times of my addiction. Finally, my accountability partner has been extremely encouraging and helpful, and without him it’s tough to say that I would be where I am today.
I hope my story has been helpful or encouraging, and I wish the best to all of you who are trying to overcome this terrible addiction. Freedom is possible, and if I can work to overcome this addiction and better my life, than it’s possible that you can do the same. Remember to never give up, know exactly why you want to overcome this addiction, research how to overcome it, and find ways to make your life more awesome and enjoyable. Also keep in mind that you’re not alone, as there are so many other people trying to overcome this addiction in NoFap and beyond. Don’t hesitate to seek for help, because outside resources can really help you overcome this addiction. If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask me and I’ll be more than happy to answer them.
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BY – ulaangom09,