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Comments on Profile Post by IGY

  1. Mike98
    Mike98
    They are definitely tough days. The doctors claimed I'm healthy and couldn't figure out what's wrong with me. NoFap somehow lead to me getting insomnia. I hope it goes away on its own. I'm going to give it some time. I'm also feeling asexual.
    May 27, 2015
  2. YiboW
    YiboW
    Hey Simon, I'm back in double figures but it's been tough. I'm home alone at my dad's apartment and since Day 5-7 have had some pretty strong urges to watch porn and fap. But I just kept taking deep breaths to calm myself down and stop the rationalizing, and keep tell myself to get over my last streak which was day 15.
    May 27, 2015
  3. YiboW
    YiboW
    Hey Mike!!!!! Haven't talked you in a while. How've you been buddy?!!!
    Yeah, I have a sleep problem where I can't fall alseep till 1am... I've talked to a friend about it and he says that it's apparently called delayed sleep syndrome and common among teens because we stay up late on the computer and phone.
    May 27, 2015
  4. Mike98
    Mike98
    Hey Yibo! I've been great aside from the sleeping issue. It definitely hinders my cognitive performance. I'm going to stop using devices 3 hours prior to sleeping. Hopefully that will lead to better sleep.
    May 27, 2015
  5. YiboW
    YiboW
    Hey Mike, I've been doing the same thing. I set my iphone alarm to 10pm to remind myself to close the computer/phone after that. However, it's tempting to watch porn with the phone so close to my bed...

    I've been doing this the past 3 days but would just lay in bed and not be able to fall asleep till 1-3am... which is frustrating. It helps to get up, journal and meditate to get past the boredom.
    May 28, 2015
  6. YiboW
    YiboW
    I also set another alarm to 9am so that I don't sleep in till 11am or later. But it's hard to get up once the phone alarm rings since my body is used to sleeping at 2am and waking up around noon(12pm).

    Every night, I visualize myself getting up at the sound at the alarm at 9am and feeling great and this has helped me get up at the sound of the alarm at 9am for the past 2 days.
    May 28, 2015
  7. Mike98
    Mike98
    Meditation before trying to sleep is a hassle for me. My mind just goes into an overload thinking about stuff. Makes it hard for me to keep my eyes shut. I took your advice with the 5 breaths thing. I try doing that at night before going to sleep and in the morning before starting my day.
    May 28, 2015
  8. YiboW
    YiboW
    Yeah, I have trouble with meditation too. Like last night, I told myself to just focus on my breath but my mind started randomly thinking about stuff. Meditation really is a discipline. Just telling myself to take five deep breaths was really helpful to get me started.
    May 29, 2015
  9. YiboW
    YiboW
    Although I have to say I've been trying to meditate on and off for a year now. It's still very tough but I found myself a lot calmer, aware of my thoughts/emotions, and better at dealing with loneliness and boredom. So it's honestly the most helpful habit I've done.
    May 29, 2015
  10. YiboW
    YiboW
    The biggest thing meditation has taught me was just to forgive and accept myself. There were many times I told myself to simply focus on my breathing but got distracted. I eventually learned that it was okay to mess up. Boredom/frustration is going to come up over and over in life so we might as well get used to it.
    May 29, 2015
  11. Mike98
    Mike98
    You're such an insightful dude. We should hang out in real life one day.
    May 29, 2015
  12. YiboW
    YiboW
    Definitely Mike! Maybe one day on skype?
    May 29, 2015
  13. Mike98
    Mike98
    Yeah, sure! I'm going to start logging into that.
    May 30, 2015