◆◆◆ Diamond Challenge ◆◆◆

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  1. Ὀρφεύς

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    OK, I think now I will be the god of this contest.:D I will try don't use the internet as much as possible, only use before going to sleep. :p Meditations min. 30 min., a cold shower, exercise 30 min. after waking up and no stupid wasting time on the internet until going sleep and turn off my phone as long as possible. It is better to relax with books now when I can't go anywhere except for the market. And meditation really helps to overcome laziness for about 30 min. Sry maybe I will make a mistake but I will do the best. I feel VERY HAPPY without stupid YT, games and chats. Goodnight. PS I don't use the TV for about 5 years so not watching it counts too.
     
  2. Go for it buddy, best of luck :)
     
  3. Ὀρφεύς

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    Thank you!

    And today I understood that I am not lazy, just having a lot of fears which I can defeat (and indeed, I was very cowardly at pathological level).
     
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  4. A. Skywalker

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    Excuse me guys
    I'm already imaging the answer, but I would like to ask: can I still join this challenge, even if we are in the middle of April?
     
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  5. MLetho

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    I know this pain. I believe that in my case increasing Self-efficacy can help me. By doing small things i will earning confidence to my own person and it will help me start with bigger projects.

    I am writing 5 my wins everyday and i plan 5 things to do everyday. It is some start
    If you have some methods or opinions about self-efficacy, share them

    Regards
    Marek
     
  6. Mark_Best33

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    Hello there.
    Unfortunately registrations have been long closed and it would be unfair to add new members now.
     
  7. Much Ado About Nutting

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    Okay people,

    Another good day today. No thoughts about porn. This actually has been my normal state for about 4-5 months maybe more. I was just shocked a little last week when I began thinking about porn again. So freedom can be a somewhat permanent condition... it's just that thoughts can come up from time to time. It was good that staying away from porn is such a big priority, that is what really saved me. It was an urge that I would've gave in if I only had a couple weeks or something... but since I've fought to get this far there is no way I'm relapsing and going backward. Forward only bros!

    Glad I'm on monk mode. Reading more on semen retention. I definitely enjoy the discipline. I've fairly frequently have gone 1 to 2 months on monk mode. But in the past it's almost like that energy burns too hot. I want to get used to it and embrace it. I've never gotten to the 90 day mark, I think that is a good goal for monk mode
     
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  8. Much Ado About Nutting

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    We got some similarities. I haven't owned a TV in years and almost never watch it. Agree that internet can be a huge distraction... not just porn. Internet in general. With porn the effect is amplified because it taps into our biological sexual drive. On it's own internet is addictive... it's DESIGNED to be addictive IMO. It wants to capture and hold your attention for as long as possible. That's what websites and apps want, they want you to spend as much time as possible so they can sell your data and sell advertisements. And basically everyone in society is in someway addicted to internet/phone because of how compulsively we always check it. So throw porn on top of it and most guys are toast.

    I used to never have a problem with porn or internet because I never had internet at home. I would literally go to the library and use it there and there was a 30 minute timer so I had to be productive. That's how I look at it now. If I look up a recipe on youtube, or if I read about a meditation technique or do something productive it's a good use. If I wander, that is so unskillful and an hour later I close my computer and feel like shit. Even more so now on covid lockdown. Really easy to wander.

    I've been trying to fill my day with positive things that force me to grow. Meditation, cold showers also. I think I should put a timer on when I use the internet.

    Anyway, let's destroy bad habits and build good ones
     
  9. HPE

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    I am feeling alright. Urges are popping up because of the stupid wet dreams I've been having but I am able to contain them. Nice day to you all :emoji_grinning:
     
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  10. Marcus Aurelius

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    I was feeling horny right before I went to bed and I thought tonight might be the night: I would have my first wet dream. But nope! Still nothing lol
     
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  11. Raven King

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    I almost relapsed yesterday. Had one of those moments where you just get sucked down a rabbit hole by a trigger. Luckily I was able to stop before it got to far. After about a month of flatline, morning wood is back. So flatline is over, but now I face new challenges. Wish me luck, brothers.
     
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  12. fg4795

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    First great test passed my friend, congrats
    Keep strong and the best of luck :)
     
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  13. Raven King

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    Thanks Pigeon. I could not do it without all of you who inspire me every day. Having AP's has also helped tremendously. Together we are stronger.
     
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  14. Checking in for Day 18. It's actually been really smooth this week with minimal urges and I've stayed more disciplined than previous weeks. The accountability is also helping, too. Staying on guard, though, as the Devil is always out to get us
     
  15. Ὀρφεύς

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    FKING SHIT. I had so big cruel urge today...:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: Half-day was like a nightmare. It was not about physical sexual desire. It was a psychological sexual desire... I had the most terrible idée fixe ever. It seems like OCD. First time like this. Every time in the first half of the day when I sat learning or read books I was frustrated by it… I TRIED TO FIGHT IT. I WROTE WORDS, WROTE POEM ON MY NATIVE LANGUAGE, HAD TRAINING SEASON, TRIED MEDITATE, HAD DRINK MEDICINES TO GET RID OF IT. I know that there is easy to avoid physical urge with a cold shower.. BUT HOW DO YOU AVOID FKING PSYCHOLOGICAL OBSESSIVE IDEA? I HATE THIS!!!! Still doing my plans.. But this thing.. It is really dangerous for me, especially while using the internet as little as possible. I can’t get rid of that thought. Please give me advise someone. I NOW FEELING REALLY CRAZY AND BIG LOSER. :( It somehow reminds me of John Nash in A Beautiful Mind. :( Delights at least that I didn’t use any stupid internet until now. If I did, I guess today I could have relapsed… ;( stupid addictions. :(((((((((((((((((((((((((((( I JUST HOPE THIS CONFRONTATION WITH MY MAIN DEMON ONE ON ONE IS NEEDED AND IT WILL QUICKLY FADE AWAY.


    A patient cannot be required to earn an Olympic medal until he has recovered. o_O:eek:
     
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  16. Ὀρφεύς

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    Very great post. Those guys who work on those apps or are even creators of it often leave the business, they are sad knowing what they have done with their work seeking success.
     
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  17. Much Ado About Nutting

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    Glad you didn't relapse. Glad you were able to walk away from the edge. A week ago I was in a similar spot... just thinking about porn. Found myself rationalizing and justifying it. SOOOOO GLAD I recognized the danger and stepped back also.

    Yes, you definitely face new challenges. We all do with the Covid lockdown. So let's not make excuses, and instead move forward stronger.
     
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  18. Marcus Aurelius

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    I may have failed an exam today. I don't feel a particularly strong urge right now, but it might get stronger if I dwell on it. I'm trying to keep things in perspective. Failing an exam sucks, but it isn't the end of the world. And I don't even know that I failed it yet.

    Yikes. I know the feeling. Sometimes I'll think of something I have never fapped to and then want to try it or I'll remember a favourite video or actress and it will plague my mind like a parasite. Unfortunately, the only advice I have is to wait it out. Eventually, whatever idea that has taken hold of you will pass.
     
  19. MLetho

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    Damn

    I passed 50 days and now i am really horny. I came back to vision where every pretty girl is object to fuck. I lost this thing for many days but it came back. Now when i am looking on girls (in internet - thanks Covid) i want to fuck her. Of course is impossible. I am a virgin and i will be for while but urge to fap is stronger than before.
    I also told my 2 mates about my journey with NOFAP, i hope it will help me to stay away from masturbation. I cant failed them and you guys.
    keep fingers crossed

    Regards
    Marek
     
  20. Much Ado About Nutting

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    Okay Diamond Peeps, I had a good day today. Never thought about porn. Mostly good habits. I'm back to the normal space of mental freedom from thinking about porn, I feel safe and that the urge has passed after several days. Now that I'm committed to monk mode I'm watching out for just regular sexual urges to fap. Those came up today. Nothing major, but it's already there. I have pretty decent sexual energy now. It's only going to grow and usually around day 30 is when I go back to normal fapping. I've gotten 30+ days several times but never over 70 days. I think I have to hit the 90 day mark. It will mean something to hit that goal. A certain level of control and mastery. I'm building a new me who is in control in this area of life. This will be difficult, but honestly way easier I think than just giving up porn in the first place. Getting almost 9 months no porn was way tougher than going monk mode for 90 days. So again the only real failure is watching porn. Then I feel like shit. If I normal fap I will feel let down, but the next day I can move forward without any real set back. So that's my attitude. Help me get there guys! We're all in this together.

    Let's remember 2020 for the year we finally get total freedom from porn and not remember it for a never ending covid virus porn marathon binge
     
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