COVID-19 has changed everyday life for all of us. Although Covenant Eyes has always had a strong work-at-home culture, with employees all over the country, we know this isn’t true for all professionals. The idea of working from home is new for some, and brings with it new challenges and opportunities.
With this influx of employees shifting from office to home work environments, we cannot help but see an increased temptation to watch porn. Without the public setting of a work office, you may find yourself alone in a room at home, with nobody to look over your shoulder and hold you accountable to what you are viewing online.
We want to help you! If you’re stuck at home for the next few weeks, here are our top 10 ways to avoid porn. And, well, COVID-19 while you’re at it.
1. Work in an open space.
This can be difficult to do, especially if you have children home from school. Find a space in your home that is “in the light.” This could be a kitchen table, open-door office, living room with desk space. Work in a place where someone could see you if you are watching porn. You will feel less tempted to do so!
2. Take up a hobby.
So you’re going to be home—a lot. Because you will be spending less hours in a public work setting, you may find yourself with time on your hands. What will you do with this boredom? Well, instead of using your extra free time to watch pornography, we suggest you learn a new hobby (or invest in one you already have!). Try a new recipe, start a new book, learn a new card game with your children—the options are truly endless!
3. Use your phone to communicate.
Normally, we at Covenant Eyes wouldn’t encourage you to “use your phone!”, but as in-person contact with others is limited, we need accountability with others more than ever. If you’re feeling tempted to watch porn, call a friend, or ally (there’s a good chance they’re working from home, too)! Call a family member or anyone whom you feel comfortable with sharing your struggles. You can even send them a quick text, if it’s easier. Use your phone to communicate with those who will hold you accountable while you sit at home.