HALT

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Make it a daily routine to ask yourself if you are hungry, angry, lonely, or tired.

HALT is an acronym for Hungry, Angry, Lonely, and Tired. Any of these conditions can leave a recovering sex addict vulnerable to relapse. Unfortunately, recovering sex addicts have generally lumped these “necessities” in with every other form of discomfort they’ve not wanted to feel (and previously avoided through escapist sexual fantasies and behaviors). Now they must learn that more often than not when they feel triggered, a catnap, a candy bar, or a five-minute phone conversation will bring them 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 resentful about something.