Fear of missing out

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  1. Just_a_guy_25

    Just_a_guy_25 Fapstronaut

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    So today is my 10th day of no MO but I’ve still watched porn almost every day during this streak. While I feel much better physically from avoiding MO, I still find myself looking at porn. It’s like my mind goes to this place of thinking what if I miss an amazing new scene or one of my favorite performers has something new out and I find myself back searching for it and checking sites just to make sure that I didn’t miss anything. Once I’ve done this, I always find myself basically on a mini binge for an hour or so just scrolling through sites looking at interesting stuff and then I’m battling internally with should I just relapse and get it over with or stay on my streak. I hate that porn can control me like this. I guess being addicted for so long I didn’t expect it to be easy to let it go but I don’t want to be an addict anymore and I definitely don’t want to relapse. How can I get over this way of thinking and break free completely of this addiction
     
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  2. Tiger uppercut!

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    The same thing happens to me, man. Not everyday but it still happens. Each time I come to learn that I’m not missing anything new...it’s always the same shit.
     
  3. overclocked

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    That's a tough one. Like any other symptom of addiction, this will pass eventually.
    What relieved me from the fear of missing out was taking a break from whatever I was (supposed to be) doing and visualized how I would be if I went through with it and watched a new scene.

    Would I be wiser? Stronger? More capable of finally quitting?
    I always answered all these questions with 'no'. In fact, I would feel like a fool. Btw, this little trick helped me kick all kinds of bad habits!
     
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  4. jfromcr

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    How about the JOY of missing out.

    I haven't watched a single episode of Game of Thrones, cool.
     
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