Many addicts operate unconsciously with two core beliefs:
1) I’m a bad person
2) My needs don’t count
Most of my clients struggle with taking their own needs seriously and implementing them. As a result, they have an inclination towards self-deprivation and don’t practice adequate self-care. A major part of recovery from sex addiction is establishing a consistent, daily self-care and/or spiritual practice. Having a morning and evening practice (2x/day) is ideal, although in the beginning just carving out 5-10 minutes once a day is often a good place to start.
Some examples are: prayer, meditation, yoga, journaling, reading 12 Step literature or other inspirational literature, keeping a gratitude journal, reading from a comic book, etc.