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joepanic:
Hey friends     This is a continuation of my post in  porn addiction  as this is more my journal and the other post was sort of mislabeled   So  from now on I will be continuing my journal from here

     as of midnight tonight I will be 14 days free  and I'm feeling pretty good   no real side effects yet   I've been spending my time doing as much reading as I can on the topic and  slowly working on other things round the house to keep busy  I am off work till March so tend to have a lot of free time   The wife and kids are back to school and work this coming Monday when the real test will begin.   Trying to take some time  to find ways to get out of the house and do something meaningful.  I think most of us understand how much we have missed things and forgotten even how to act and live in certain situations   ie  interacting with the public and our friends and family   basically our confidence  to achieve certain level of results is diminished   I believe this could be the hard part in this  so that is where I'm gong to put some of my energies    Will keep you all posted as to how this moves along

      Post often  it helps me it helps you

joepanic:
Day 15   feeling pretty good  a few urges  but was able to suppress them by getting myself moving  doing some organizing and working out/exercise   I only have one thought thats been on my mind and if i win this battle   years down the road  will I look back on myself and think only poorly of these years   any thought on it ?

     post often  it helps me it helps you

Overcomer2017:
Looking back on prior years and deeming them poorly is a pill called regret. I have "taken" this pill for many years and it got me nowhere but living under a negative cloud. For DECADES I regretted not listening to my parents' financial wisdom. It's only been about five years ago when I finally forgave myself. Thinking back poorly of previous times is also a waste of time. Again, I speak from experience. :(

Rock on, joepanic!  ;)

Gunner:
Good job Joe! Keep it going. It is not easy and takes effort and work. Just 6 days for me as I felt it proper to start on 1/1. I have done it before, once for  six months and another for two. It feels great when your brain is off porn!

EnigmaMan:

--- Quote from: Overcomer2017 on January 06, 2018, 09:14:11 AM ---Looking back on prior years and deeming them poorly is a pill called regret. I have "taken" this pill for many years and it got me nowhere but living under a negative cloud. For DECADES I regretted not listening to my parents' financial wisdom. It's only been about five years ago when I finally forgave myself. Thinking back poorly of previous times is also a waste of time. Again, I speak from experience. :(

Rock on, joepanic!  ;)

--- End quote ---
Indeed, none of us can do a thing about yesterday, its done.  Make today the best you can, seize every opportunity.  The only way through is forward.  You made the decision to be a quitter like the rest of us, that is a positive worth focusing on, regret and self flagellation only leads to a negative self view which easily leads back to PMO.  When Cortez reached the new world, he burned his ships so his men would be focused on moving ahead, not looking to go back.

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