How to quit porn by stepping out of your comfort zone

If you are addicted to porn, or porn has started to dominate your life too much, you know first hand how it is affecting your life. It can escalate and impact your brain and body in ways you perhaps never imagined. Your exposure to sexually explicit material is correlated with social anxiety, emotional numbness, depression, low motivation, concentration issues, sexual dysfunction and low confidence.

To overcome the effects of porn on your brain and body and take the necessary steps to reclaim your life you must create changes. From de-programming the brain and creating new neurological pathways in the brain, build new behavioural patterns in the body, develop your inner resources and learn how to re-engage and reconnect with life on a new level without porn.

YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Recovery from porn addiction is going to be a journey – and some parts may be uncomfortable as you let go of the old way and learn a new way of living. Porn addiction has become your comfort zone even though it’s having a huge impact on your life and you may struggle with it – it’s still your comfort zone.

Staying in your comfort zone will not create change. The comfort zone encourages this behaviour as it is what you know, feel comfortable with and know what each day will entail.

STEPPING OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Stepping out of your comfort zone is where real growth happens. If you have been using porn to escape from emotions, stress, loneliness, anxiety and perhaps many other things it takes a lot of courage to step outside of your comfort zone as you will need to learn a new way to live and experience life.

STEPPING INTO YOUR EDGE

To create the change you must move away from what is comfortable and step out into your edge. It’s natural to feel anxious or fearful at these first steps as you are leaving the old ways behind and creating something new – see this as a positive step forward as you are creating change.

Your edge is where you grow, change and learn a new way to live your life without porn. As you continue your journey of change you will naturally step deeper into you edge – this is where real change happens.

Imagine this edge as a blank slate. As you continue this journey, you will fill this slate with a new way of being. A new model of love and relationships. Build inner resources and skills within you. A new deeper connection and understanding of yourself.  A new way to deal with life’s challenges and upsets. A new life of freedom from porn.

A NEW JOURNEY WITHOUT PORN

Begin to view this new journey as an opportunity to create real deep change and growth. A journey to connect with who you truly are as a man and just imagine what your life will be like once you are free from porn and the cycle of addictive behaviour.

ABOUT LINDA

Linda Connors is a porn addiction therapist, hypnotherapist and coach working with men to recover from porn addiction. If you are ready to quit porn today contact me on 075 3421 3557 and discover how the porn addiction therapy recovery programme can help you quit porn.
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