Day 14: Triggers
Certain circumstances, events, times, and places can be triggers that lead us into temptation.
Identify and avoid those triggers!
For many men, it is when they wake up in the morning. They've had dreams perhaps, are aroused, and are prone to lusting upon waking.
For others, it may be when you know you have time alone at certain days: out on business trips; or when the rest of your family is gone regularly to some event.
Maybe it's in the evening on Fridays after a long week of work. You're tired, brain is fried; you just want to sit on the couch and watch movies or videos.
But the shows have commercials, and they show women. And late night television has lustful shows. Before you know it, you are going down the path to lust.
So first think about when you usually fall to temptation. Then take steps to get away from those situations. Schedule a regular time with a friend or group to get together. Make your adoration hour during that time.
"Oh, how I like those little mortifications that are seen by nobody, such as rising a quarter of an hour sooner, rising for a little while in the night to pray!"
- St. John Marie Vianney