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    I am not a slave to my thoughts

    Two days down. Feeling pretty good so far.
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    I am not a slave to my thoughts

    Hi everyone, I kind of lost motivation after a few relapses in rapid succession. But I've recently learnt a couple of new things that I hope will make it easier for me to get a week-long and then a month-long streak. 1. Some recent success in my professional life has given me firsthand...
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    I am not a slave to my thoughts

    Day 2. I commit to not watch pornographic material for the next 24 hours.
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    Taking Back Control

    Hey man, glad to see you doing so well. And I think having a book to absorb my attention has often stopped urges completely for me. I think PMO is something I do almost automatically when my mind and body lack stimulation. Books, work, walking and lifting weights help a lot with that. Best of...
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    I am not a slave to my thoughts

    Posted my update on someone else's journal by mistake :p So adding it to my own journal: Day 1 complete. Gotten through today. Was feeling some chaser effect from the relapse and ended up searching for porn. But didn't end up watching it. I am going to call that a win today. Of course in the...
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    I am new to this and this is my Day 1

    Gotten through today. Was feeling some chaser effect from the relapse and ended up searching for porn. But didn't end up watching it. I am going to call that a win today. Of course in the future I want to do better.
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    To Infinity and Beyond (M, 25)

    Hey man, hang in there. As for the pain in your testicles you might want to go see a doctor about it. And I think it's ok to find women at the gym attractive as long as it's not something you obsess over. Same with celebrities online. It's ok to note to yourself that someone is attractive. Just...
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    I am not a slave to my thoughts

    Ended up relapsing after three days! I was doing so well. No PMO thoughts at all. Just living life. Then I binge watched a Netflix show, ended up screwing up my sleep schedule and sure enough relapsed the following day. This was a big relapse because I ended up back at camgirls instead of just...
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    I am not a slave to my thoughts

    Two days in now. After interacting with Blondie on a different post I've decided to go for a week long streak just to prove to myself that I can do it. I will of course continue the reboot far beyond that. But for now having a fixed short goal might be helpful.
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    I am not a slave to my thoughts

    This is potentially very helpful. I think ultimately that is the goal, right? To have improved so much that we don't even think about porn. This is like a fake-it-till-you-make-it strategy.
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    I am new to this and this is my Day 1

    Best of luck on your quest Want2ChangeTruly. I think focusing on one week at a time is a good idea to get started. I might adopt it. I was initially hesitant about it because I've heard that having a specific target in mind might make it likely you'll relapse once you've reached the target and...
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    Road to freedom

    That's awesome man! Glad to know you are doing so well!
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    I am not a slave to my thoughts

    Ended up relapsing again. The stress finally got to me. But I am keeping with my commitment to cleanse and offer prayers after the relapse to prevent a binge. It seems like progress requires taking a few steps forward followed by fewer steps backward! I have a question for the more experienced...
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    I am not a slave to my thoughts

    I use cold turkey on my laptop. It has an option of blocking a large number of porn sites automatically and is quite difficult to disable. I can describe how to use it in more detail if needed. I also have safe search turned on in my browser and restricted mode turn on in my iPhone. Altogether...
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    I am not a slave to my thoughts

    Had a pretty stressful day when nothing really went my way. Had some urges in the evening but managed to remind myself that I am not a slave to my thoughts and looked at myself from the outside as someone trying to find an easy way to forget stress. Day 1 done. I commit to not engaging in PMO...
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