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How To Quit Porn

How To Quit Porn

Embarking on a journey to quitting your porn habit can be one of the best decisions you make. Leaving porn can help you get rid of a spectrum of psychological problems that come with it and can help you live a more positive life. 

Abstaining yourself from watching porn is not enough to fully quit this habit. In order to go about reaching this goal, we have to develop some habits that will help us in the long run.

Let’s have a look at some approaches that can help us quit our porn habit for good. 

1. Understand what’s at stake

A strong mindset and willpower will help you quit your habit in the long-term. The first thing that you need to understand is what you will gain and what you will miss. Do you want to continue the psychological self-damage that comes with porn and make yourself worse with time? Or do you want to achieve well-being and live a more positive life? 

Having your goals clear will help you see whether your porn addiction is worth all the damage or not, and what benefits you will accumulate once you’re done with porn. 

2. Develop New Habits

What habits push you towards pornography? Is it inactivity? Isolation? Watching sexually stimulating content on your social media? Not having something better to do? Is it not being able to control your sexual urges?

There are certain habits that push us toward pornography. Understanding these habits and developing new ones is essential for us to put an end to our triggers for pornography. What should you be doing instead of watching porn?

Is it inactivity and isolation? If it is, keep yourself occupied by reading a book, playing a video game or start a course online where you learn new skills. When you start working on a goal and utilize your time better, your mind will be occupied and you won’t feel the urge to kill boredom and eventually watch porn. 

3. Build coping skills

If you use porn as a way to treat your underlying problems such as anxiety, depression, loneliness, or boredom. You need to identify these problems and develop coping skills to effectively deal with them.

Start engaging in healthy activities and learn how to combat your boredom with physical activities or sports. Join a community like a reading club or a sports club where you can interact with people on a regular basis. Learn to make new friends so you can deal with loneliness and in short, strengthen your support network. 

4. Discuss with a therapist

A therapist can help you find the best approach for your problem depending on your personality. Things don’t work in the same way for everyone. You will find that you can benefit more from certain approaches and your therapist can help you find those approaches. 

You can also join a support group with people who are also battling their porn addictions. You can share your problems, learn from their experiences and get valuable tips that helped people in their journey. 

The Takeaway

Quitting porn and developing new skills will help you move towards a much more constructive life. With time, you will see the benefits yourself. Your mind will declutter from all the perverseness, you will utilize your time in something much better and productive. Quitting porn can turn out to be the first step you take towards living a positive and healthier life. 

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