Treatments for anxiety

Discussion in 'Self Improvement' started by ProboyMate, Jul 14, 2019 at 3:13 AM.

  1. ProboyMate

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    Anyone know of treatment or how to handle/cure anxiety that is not medicine?
    And does nofap help with this?
    And why is nofap so hard?
     
  2. properWood

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    > Anyone know of treatment or how to handle/cure anxiety that is not medicine?
    Therapy, like psychotherapy.

    > And does nofap help with this?
    Yes, it does.

    > And why is nofap so hard?
    Because you are bored and feel lonely. You used to fap because you were bored or you felt lonely, and now that you interrupted fapping, you get those feelings back.

    You need to deal with your emotions of boredom and loneliness and then pick up some hobbies that bring you joy. Each of us have our own journey, but those are the large guiding points. What we do with our time depends on our priorities. What are your priorities in life?
     
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  3. ProboyMate

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    I dont feel bored or lonely i feel severe anxiety
     
  4. Robinthehood

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    Things you can do that help reduce anxiety are -: exercise, making sure you have enough sleep, don't eat crap food ( crap food will send your gut biome out of balance, this can produce anxiety, gut and brain are closely linked ) reduce or stop caffeine intake, keep device use to minimum, spend plenty of time outside preferably in nature if possible, jump into some natural water ( if you can swim ), spend time with friends, meditation. And nofap will help with this, at least it has done for me.
    I was using porn to fill gaps in my life, and then porn started making gaps in my life that I'd fill with more porn. The longer I go without pmo, the clearer I see why I did it and the benefits I am now having that I have quit.
    All this is about getting to know yourself right? You made a decisions to quit, why? Everything you want to know is right there, inside you.
     
  5. ProboyMate

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    Thanks, its super hard doing nofap im in day 8 when does it get easier
     
  6. Robinthehood

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    Damn right it's hard. It gets easier when the benefits of not pmoing outweigh the perceived benefits of fapping....but the hard bit is seeing these benefits of no pmo and remembering them in times of weakness! It felt like I was losing out at first, " where have all my amazing women gone?" And all the fantasy fetish images and video that appeared to my brain to be real, I suddenly don't have anymore... To realise that porn is an illusion, a perceived solution to a possibly complex problem. That of being a complicated human being with a probably fucked up psyche like everyone else! Those gaps that porn filled now have to be filled with other things. You have to figure out what's missing in your life my friend, find the right things to fill those gaps, then you'll no longer want or need porn. That is where I'm at, the porn cravings are gone pretty much, and I'm doing more stuff suddenly. I have the wish to exercise, go to be early so I'm well slept and ready for the next day etc. There's still lots to do but I'm really enjoying imaging what I want in my life, slowly slowly. Take pleasure in this, build the life you want, you can do it!
     
  7. TheSlyFly

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    Surprised no-one has mentioned cold showers, those combined with deep breathing(wim hof method) can do some wonders, I know it did for my severe depression and anxiety! If you ever wanna DM me on other coping mechanisms always down for a chat :)
     
  8. RalphMcDonald

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    The treatment depends on the nature of an individual’s anxiety disorder. After recognizing the symptoms of anxiety, it is better to take steps to manage such conditions. A person can handle the anxiety at his/her own by doing some self-treatment. Here are some techniques to deal with anxiety.

    Stress management, relaxation techniques like deep breathing exercises, long baths, yoga, meditation, etc., and mental exercises to replace negative thoughts with negative thoughts.
     
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