5 Steps to Change a Porn Habit

The 5 Steps below help explain the process needed to change any kind of addictive behavior however most important guarantee for success is having a loving support system, this is what High Noon offers. Read more here.

Admit

To yourself that you have a problem and want to change.

Act NOW

When you want to change, don’t wait. TELL SOMEONE you trust about your porn habit and ask if they can help you stay accountable.

Visit www.highnoon.org to join an accountability group.

Understand the science behind bad habits/addiction.

Feeling guilty or just trying to use reason and logic is NOT ENOUGH to change a habit. Habits start from emotional side of the brain so you need to ‘re-wire’ your brain with new habits. Luckily, our brains are flexible and can learn new habits!

Make a plan for how to STOP and what to REPLACE your porn habit with

Choose a time period. Most habits take between 90 days – 4 months to change but setting a long time period might be intimidating at first. Better to start somewhere, like 30 days, and then keep building on it. Share your plan with your accountability person.

Connect

Look for ways to build deeper relationships with others, in your family, church, or school. “I noticed that I was much less susceptible to lust when I was actively pursuing relationships with others. My emphasis shifted from myself to the people around me, and I began to care again.” (testimony from a Christian who overcame porn addiction)

 

How to MAKE A PLAN

1. STOP  watching porn, masturbating

Get rid of materials AND Prevent with adblock and protection system, install panic button app. Know your ‘triggers’ and make a plan for how to avoid them.

2. REPLACE porn with a habit and a hobby

Habit = the purpose is to build self-discipline with something to work on each day.

It should be challenging enough to feel a sense of accomplishment, but not so intimidating that might fail, which could result in negative thinking. Examples: new exercise or diet, meditation, HDH, spiritual condition, household chore etc.

Hobby = the purpose is to keep busy in extra time, boredom is a trigger for porn.

A good hobby provides relaxation rather than escapism. Relaxing = choose deliberately and you feel refreshed and recharged after. Escaping = compulsive or do to avoid uncomfortable duties/feelings, you feel empty/tired after.

Only YOU can determine whether a hobby is relaxing or escaping. For example, video games and reading can be relaxing for one person but destructive escapism for another.

 

3. RESET – If mess up, start back at day 1**

Be honest with accountability person and then restart the time period over again. Don’t get discouraged, the foundation you built up isn’t lost. Also being honest and starting again shows self control and will give you even more confidence.

 

Reference:  “Rebooting Basics” www.nofap.com