Hello everyone! This is where I will be updating daily about my PM reboot. Porn and masturbation have significantly decreased the quality of my life over the past few years. Specifically, I find it extremely difficult to be aroused by real people, and constantly feel "down" when I am not consuming pornography or masturbating. I am fortunate enough to have a loving, sweet girlfriend but sometimes I spend hours on porn or masturbating while she waits for me to finish "working." This leads to many broken promises--I tend to always be late and sometimes never show up after arranging to meet. This has caused many arguments in the past, but I have been unable to fully confess why I do that to her. I believe that she thinks it is because I do not love her enough, and realizing that hurts deeply. If PM does not directly affect my relationship, it indirectly affects it by causing me to procrastinate on multiple projects. I am now consistently staying up much too late and never get enough sleep because I binge on porn and masturbation during the day and rush to catch up on the work I have missed very late at night, when I start panicking. This, of course, leads to less and less time with my girlfriend, further straining our relationship and even endangering my health, as I am always very tired from a lack of sleep. Rebooting and learning to control my desires will not only free me of these problems but will also teach me self-discipline, a skill that I have never mastered. Porn and masturbation are not the only routes I have to escape from reality--I also sometimes binge on video games or surf the internet mindlessly (usually ending up at porn) to avoid doing what I need to do. I will have to watch out for these habits during my reboot so that they don't simply replace PM. Ultimately, I hope I will learn to set myself up for success each day, from the moment I wake up to the moment I fall asleep. It's time for me to take control.