[14-CHALLENGE] THE FOURTEEN DAYS CHALLENGE !

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  1. seaguy44

    seaguy44 Moderator Assistant Staff Member Moderator Assistant

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    Exactly! Your description nails basically on how powerful addictions can be. It's hard as hell but I'm glad you made it through. I have been there where you just have gone through. My urges were so intense that I had to struggle through it which made me be late to work.
     
  2. Apple Mozart

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  3. "Completed Day 4" - "Starting Day 5" (total 49 days)

    I got through day 4, and everything seems to be going smoother than before, which is good.

    It feels like when the urges are present, you loose that sense of direction you had when you first started the reboot.

    You loose sight of the main goal you set for the reboot, and you start to questioning why you're even doing this.

    Trust me on this guys, if you wait it out, even if it feels so unbearable that you wanna give in, don't give in, because later on you'll realize that going through the urges is so worth it in the end.

    Thank you for the feedback, glad you got through it as well man, keep going. :)
     
  4. Eduard911

    Eduard911 Fapstronaut

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    Hello! Just finished 7 days challenge, and I'm day 0 for this 14 days challenge so wish me luck. I also feel a lot better after 7 days no PMO. I'm also started a habit tracker to help me.
     
  5. vikingwarrior

    vikingwarrior Fapstronaut

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    day 11 and 20 total. soon gym time
     
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  6. jimmy2017

    jimmy2017 Fapstronaut

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    Sad and embarrassed to confess that I relapsed.
    Weakness prevailed
    10 days (3 of the 14 day challenge)

    Starting again today
    0/14
     
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  7. User047

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    I can't recommend you enough the book "You are not you brain"! In fact, everyone here should read it.
    There is one aspect of the book that author calls "Your True Self" - it want's the best for you and it knows what you need to do.
    On the other head, there is your brain! Brain is responsible for those fake messages/thoughts that you are getting, such us:
    -Only this time.
    -I will start tomorrow.
    -Made to nearly 50 Days, I am free... fuck it! I will watch porn, I can do this again.
    -I don't even know why I am doing this.
    -There are no benefits, fuck this.
    -I deserve to watch porn.
    -What is the point of life if I am denying myself such a great feeling of orgasm?
    The list goes on....

    The author of that books calls all those brains message as deceptive, because that's what they actually are! They are false, they have nothing to do with your true self.
    Knowing it is one thing, but actually understanding it (especially when you are dealing with strong urges) is another.
    That's why we can practice something what the author calls Four Steps.

    What he wrote in this book is backed by the science. I can write about this book for hours because I have spent at the very minimum 2 months reading and rereading that book every single day (minimum 60 minutes per day) and I am still rereading it!
    However, I can't explain it all perfectly, you really need to read it.

    There is also a lovely explanation of the entire process and how it happens in the brain, and why it happens actually.
    Here is one of the pictures from the book about this process:

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    Basically, what this picture is trying to say is:
    1 Your brain send you a false message (YOUR BRAIN, NOT YOU, JUST THE BRAIN).
    2 That message leads to uncomfortable physical and emotional sensations (URGES TO WATCH PORN).
    3 Because it is so uncomfortable you want to get rid of eat and you watch the porn.
    4 That uncomfortable physical and emotional sensations are gone! You fell good! But...
    THEY WILL COME BACK!!
    5 Not only they will return, THEY WILL BE EVEN STRONGER because you have strengthen that habit and your brain learns it is the best thing for you to do EVERY TIME you feel "uncomfortable".

    So, when you are actually having a strong urges it impossible to thing straight and remember why are you actually doing all this. That is, unless you are able to:
    1 - Notice those deceptive brain messages
    2 - Call them for what they actually are: Just a deceptive brain message
    3 - The next step is to refocus on some other activity will those deceptive brain messages/urges/impulses/sensations are still present


    I hope it helps a bit. I can actually write a summary of those steps and everything but it would take too much time. :D


    Sorry for the wall of text, but this still isn't enough.

    EDIT:
    DON'T GET ME WRONG, YOUR BRAIN IS NOT BAD!!
    It is just that you have learned your brain to depend on porn, but you can unlearn this process. It takes time.
     
  8. User047

    User047 Fapstronaut

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    Day 6(13) - I am having a truly wonderful day. I woke up at 4:30 a.m. (a hour and a half earlier than I normally do) but i feel GREAT!! I am full of energy, I don't remember the last time I have been so productive!!
    Fuck, I want more of this drug!! :)
    I am actually playing some brain games and for some reasons, today I am on fire. My results for Today are: 99.77% LATEST POPULATION RANK, so there are only 0.23% people who did better than me. If you are interested, you can find it on this link

    Anyway, I know those feeling will pass and I won't be feeling so great all the time. But this is a massive change from Day 11. I just want to get the most of this day because who knows when what awaits me tomorrow.
     
  9. ameliorate

    ameliorate Fapstronaut

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    Hope it's okay for me to join late. I'm technically on Day 3, but for the challenge I'll consider my timer starting at zero today. Will be just PM-free for me. Cheers
     
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  10. morningowl

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    In! Today is my birthday and I want to start a new year free from porn addiction. Day 1 out of 14!
     
  11. DeProfundis

    DeProfundis Fapstronaut

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    Day 5/14 done.
     
  12. ImprovisingMe

    ImprovisingMe Fapstronaut

    Day 2. Could not post here yesterday. Going good.
     
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  13. KanielOutis01

    KanielOutis01 Fapstronaut

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    Day 12
    I am starting to have urges to fantasize. The boredome is not gone yet but I think I can concentrate better than yesterday. Tomorrow I am going to study with the girl I like... So excited! The good thing is that she asked me to study with her and we are going to be alone... I am happy and maybe I can overcome the lazy feeling!!! Almost there...I dont want to stop the NoFap challenge.. I wont relapse again
    Outis
     
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  14. leaveitalone

    leaveitalone Fapstronaut

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    Got through the 7 day challenge - so here I go with the 14. Day One for me
     
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  15. xDanii

    xDanii Fapstronaut

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    Day 2 over. It was pretty easy too. There was one moment where some thoughts ran into my head, but I decided to go for a walk in the city centre and they were gone quickly. I still feel pretty motivated to do the challenge so let's go for day 3 I guess.
     
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  16. Princelet3_vp

    Princelet3_vp Fapstronaut

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    Day 1 of 14 day challenge done and gone.. Keep it going guys
     
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  17. B12rent

    B12rent Fapstronaut

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    Alright 0 hour for me. This is another good challenge, and hopefully I can complete it first try like I did the 7. It's been a long time since I've had a 21 day streak, but with luck and help from you guys I will do it.
    Temptation has reared it's ugly head today as I finished the 7 but was able to overcome.
     
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  18. Eduard911

    Eduard911 Fapstronaut

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    Day 0 done. Today I went to the gym and finished one hour cycling course, wich it was brutal, but I feel great and also very tired. I can't do a single fapp even if someone pays me. In conclusion I've replace the habit PMO with something healthy. Tomorrow I'll have a yoga class so I'm very excited about it. I'll tell you tomorrow about it. Good night all!
     
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  19. I will win

    I will win Fapstronaut

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    Day 1/14. Check in.
     
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