Make it a daily routine to ask yourself if you are hungry, angry/anxious, lonely, or tired.
HALT is an acronym for Hungry, Angry/Anxious, Lonely, and Tired. Any of these conditions can leave a recovering sex or porn addict vulnerable to relapse. Unfortunately, as sex and porn addicts, we have often lumped these “necessities” in with every other form of discomfort we’ve not wanted to feel (and previously avoided through escapist sexual fantasies and behaviors). Now we must learn that more often than not, when we feel triggered, a catnap, a candy bar, or a five-minute phone conversation will usually bring us back to earth.
Just for Today
Pay attention to when you last ate, rested, interacted with a friend or loved one, and whether you are feeling angry or anxious about something.