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Use traditional techniques to ease porn addiction

"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self."
― Aristotle

For thousands of years, humans have had to wrestle with the challenge of maintaining brain balance without drugs. One of the most powerful means is friendly interaction with others. However, other practices have also proven useful. Below we list activities that recovering porn users have found helpful. Also see Rebooting Advice & Observations for the top suggestions by the men who have succesfully rebooted. 

Meditation & Relaxation

Exercise

Hormesis

Suggested Books

YouTube channels: succesful rebooters

Supplements, Diet, Drugs

Therapies

Relapse Prevention

Strengthening the Mind-Body

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Today marks one month without PMO. I thought I'd share a few things that are missing from this list that really helped me -

1. Brainbuddy. This app is amazing. It keeps me motivated and has a lot of exercises that have helped the few times I have felt tempted. GET IT.

2. Use openDNS. Don't bother blocking individual websites, it's useless. OpenDNS has a massive blacklist of porn sites and it has made it virtually impossible for me to find porn, even if I wanted to.

3. Read Gary's new ebook. I found it on amazon and it just helps everything make sense. When you know your enemy you know yourself. Worth a read!

  1. It is best to not worry.
  2. If you are worrying about something that you can't control, then it does you no good to worry about it.
  3. If you are worrying about something you can control, you best ought focus all your energy on doing your best with it instead of worrying.
  4. If you are worrying about something you aren't sure you can control, it is best to seek counsel or counseling to see whether or not you can control  it, then check back to 2 or 3.
  5. If it is more of a feeling of anxiety than a mental thought type of anxiety, then you are are far better off attributing it to wanting to do something good  instead of bad, or else you set yourself up to condition a feeling that can come at almost anytime with something negative when it doesn't have to  be.

When dealing with a feeling of anxiety that isn't wholly linked to something, like if your stomach growls you can be certain that your stomach is ready for food, you  have the freedom to tie it to something positive.

When I feel "horny" I condition myself to think that I want to do something productive and complete it (completion being analogous to reaching a climax). permalink