60 Ways To Cope With Your Porn Addiction

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Porn Addiction sucks. Here are 60 ways to cope with it, and eventually overcome it. Download the PDF version here

 

  1. Ask for help: Reach out to someone safe
  2. Create a buffer: Put something between you and danger (e.g time, distance)
  3. Listen to your needs: No more neglect-really hear what you need
  4. Move toward your opposite: If you are too dependent, try being more independent
  5. Notice the cost: What is the cost of porn addiction in your life?
  6. Protect yourself: Put up a shield against bad environments, destructive people and triggering substances
  7. Leave a bad scene: When the porn comes out- get out
  8. Persist: Never,never,never,never,never give up
  9. Choose self respect: Choose whatever will make you like yourself tomorrow
  10. List your options: In any situation, you have choices
  11. Create meaning: Remind yourself what you are living for: your children? Love? Truth? Justice?
  12. Do the best you can with what you have: Make the most of available opportunities
  13. Compassion: Listen to yourself with respect and care
  14. When in doubt, do whats hardest: The most difficult path is invariably the right one
  15. Talk yourself through it: Self talk helps in difficult times
  16. Imagine:Create a mental picture that helps you feel different(visualize a safe, soothing place)
  17. Be mindful: Be aware…notice the exact moment you choose to use porn
  18. Pace yourself: If overwhelmed,go slower; if stagnant, go faster
  19. Stay safe: Do whatever you need to do to put your safety above all
  20. Seek understanding, not blame:Listen to your behavior; blaming prevents growth
  21. If one way doesn’t work, try another: As if in a maze, turn a corner and try a new path
  22. Alone is better than a bad relationship: Sometimes, you find your truth on your own
  23. Create a new story: You are the author of your life: be the hero who overcomes adversity
  24. Get organized: You’ll feel more in control with to-do lists and a clean house
  25. Watch for danger signs: Face a problem before it becomes huge; notice red flags
  26. Try something,anything: A good plan today is better than a perfect one tomorrow
  27. Discovery: Find out whether your assumption is true rather than staying “in your head”
  28. Get Treatment: SAA,therapy, medication,groups,self-help
  29. Set an action plan:Be specific, set a deadline, and let others know about it
  30. Think of the consequences: Really see the impact for tomorrow, next week, next year
  31. Trust the process: Just keep moving forward; the only way out is through
  32. Notice what you can control: List the aspects of your life you do control( friends, job,etc)
  33. Protect yourself from STDs: Porn addiction can lead to acting out- be safe
  34. Fight the trigger: Take an active approach to protect yourself
  35. Notice the source: Before you accept criticism or advice, notice who’s telling it to you
  36. When in doubt, don’t: If you suspect danger, stay away
  37. Create positive addictions: sports or hobbies
  38. Actions first and feelings will follow: Don’t wait until you feel motivated, just start now
  39. Tolerate the feeling:No feeling or sensation is permanent-just get through it safely
  40. Setbacks are not failures: “A setback is a setup for a comeback”
  41. Create your personal rules to live by: Remember a phrase that works for you (e.g “I can do it, I can do it, if I set my mind to it!”)
  42. Reward yourself:Find a healthy way to celebrate anything you do right
  43. Plan it out: Take the time to think ahead- it’s the opposite of impulsivity
  44. Examine the evidence:Evaluate both sides of the picture
  45. Use kinder language: Make your language less harsh
  46. Detach from emotional pain:Walk away, change the channel, distract yourself
  47. Make a commitment: Promise yourself to do whats right to help your recovery from porn addictions
  48. Take responsibility:Take an active, not passive approach
  49. Let go of destructive relationships: If it can’t be fixed, detach
  50. Practice delay:If you can’t totally prevent yourself from watching porn, at least delay as long as possible
  51. Self-nurture: Do something that you enjoy (take a walk, see a movie)
  52. Praise yourself: Notice what you did right; this is is most powerful method of growth
  53. Focus on now: Do what you can to make today better; don’t get overwhelmed by the past or future
  54. Pretend you actually like yourself:See you different the day feels
  55. Expect feelings to grow uncomfortable: If it feels awkward or difficult, you’re doing it right
  56. Get Others to support your recovery: Tell people what you need
  57. Work the material: If in a program, the more you practice and participate, the quicker the recovery
  58. Honesty: Secrets and lying are at the core of porn addiction; honesty helps heal
  59. Prioritize recovery:Make recovery your most urgent and important goal above all else
  60. Think of the consequences: Truly see the impact for tomorrow, next week, next month, next year

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