Day 141 (no po, no mo), monk mode.
17 wet dreams.
It’s clear now that leaving porn behind won’t put an end to all your problems. You still have to put in the work and create some good habits that will put you on the road to success not only in this battle against porn but in life in general.
Why am I saying this? Don’t get me wrong, getting rid of this addiction is a hell of a start to being the best version of yourself, but it’s not enough. Cuz your brain will still look for that dopamine fix from somewhere else. If your brain is convinced that you won’t watch porn anymore, it will go in another direction that’s least resistant and won’t take the hard path that will make your dreams in life come true.
Our brains can be stupid sometimes, or maybe that dopamine chase that was keeping you on your toes for so long is the one to blame for this stupid behavior.
Yesterday I went to a coffee shop to study for my upcoming final semester exams, and as soon as I grabbed my phone, I lost track of time as I was sucked into youtube and kept scrolling and watching meaningless videos and shorts for 2 hours straight without studying a damn thing which was the goal in mind. Man, I hate this so much.
I tried the digital detox challenge so many times by implementing some apps to limit my screen time, but I can always get around their defenses and break free whenever my brain feels like it. I feel that this (phone, internet, tech) addiction is way stronger than porn addiction, cuz we are on our phones probably for the whole day. And you see other people doing it as well so you say to yourself it’s okay as long as other people do it. Even though you are not doing a meaningful thing that will develop your career or your studies.
Phones are 2 sides edged swords, it really depends on the user and his willpower and getting his priorities in order. If you don’t have these two checked then you are the product in this scenario, not your phone, and the big tech giants are the ones using you through your phone and the apps that are on it.
I’m still searching for some strong digital detox apps, or phone addiction forums like the one we got here for porn addiction. If there’s a forum like this it’s even better, that way you can share your experience and learn from other people’s experiences.
If anyone has any suggestions about this phone addiction and how to battle it and get rid of it, I would really appreciate it.
I was just wondering if Einstein, DaVinci, and Newton had their phones would they still be able to produce and achieve what they achieved??