Why positive actions become triggers?

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I've noticed that positive things like exercise, socializing with friends, communicating with prospective females, etc. sometimes makes for very strong triggers to go back to business as it was before. Has anyone else noticed this? Is this just more biological tricks? It seems odd that the brain would use good things against itself, but we already know our brain is one sneaky devil. Maybe these positive things also highlight some sense of inferiority that then triggers a desire for soothing. Or maybe the neurochemical releases are close enough to orgasm to be triggers.

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I've noticed this too. When

I've noticed this too. When things go well I tend to feel resistance afterwards. Like something in my mind doesn't want me to succeed. I hate that feeling. I think it all comes down to what you've been conditioned to. But after awhile if you keep pushing through it and keep going out, exercising, etc. it soon becomes a habit. Be careful and don't let a little success fool you into thinking you're good now. You still got to stay focused.

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"Be careful and don't let a little success fool you into thinking you're good now. You still got to stay focused."
I like that and agree, there really is pride before the fall. Sometimes these lessons you hear your whole life finally are clear in your mind. This one is really striking home right now though, for me at least. Thanks!

One thing I have realized

One thing I have realized through my experience is that "testing" to see if anything has changed really is just another excuse to view porn. I've done this a few times and never again. If you are truly done with porn, no test is needed. Period.