I realised what I was doing though, had trouble stopping so I counted to 10 and closed the browser. After this I stopped, did some slow breaths and re-focused myself. The urge felt quite persistent i'll be honest but it did pass.
It is Day 7 today which means I have, at long last, FINALLY made it one week PMO free!
Some may read this and dismiss it as a mere week but for me this means I have disrupted a cycle I have been stuck in for at least most (if not all) of this year. If I can do this again for the coming week, I will have broken it further. Rinse & repeat!
Definitely! Take the win, you deserve it..! When I first came [back] to Reboot Nation, a win for me was getting past 8 days! That was my pattern or cycle at that time, every 8 days- if I was somewhat trying- I'd give in... So, it was ironic that I set up a bunch of mini-goals, 15 sets of 8-day goals which of course equaled 120 days.
Congrats on addressing and breaking up this cylce! It means greater and greater victories are just ahead!
ORBITER - THREE 'CIRCLES' OF BEHAVIOUR
Meditating in the morning - Exercising Regularly - Playing Guitar & Making Music - Cooking & Eating Healthy - Spending Time with Friends - Quick Emotional Re-balancing - Sets Realistic Goals - Progress Not Perfection - Manages Conflicts & practices acceptance towards what I cannot change
Emotional Over-reacting - Drinking at home alone - Excessive Fantasising (sexual, romantic, pornography, prostitutes etc) - Dwelling on past & future conflicts - Not respecting own personal boundaries - Catastrophising - Procrastinating - Ruminating - Staring at people, peeking at passing windows - Aimless laptop use for hours
Watching Porn - PMO - Edging - Compulsive Masturbation