I feel it is too late to report this but I think it can benefit someone out there. At the beginning of the year I started a nofap journey, I have been trying for more than 10 years and never got passed 30 days. im 32 years old. The factors that made me decide to join nofap in 2018 were: 1. Constant fatigue 2. Forgetfulness and brain fog, inability to speak coherently. 3. Constant Palpitations and chest pains.(goes down weeks after abstinence) 4. Misfiring nerves 5. Weakening Academic prowess 6. Drop in good looks 7. Not having confidence (lost girlfriend cos of that) 8. Poor health in general. 9. ED and Premature Ejaculation 10. Etc Changes After 31 days I Expected to get a little better but I dien’t expect what I felt: 1. Chest pains and palpitations vanished completely 2. Mental clarity returned, I spoke with amazing coherency. 3. I could get only 4 hours of sleep a day and still feel strong like Hercules the next morning. 4. Penis became larger and I had better sex. 5. My breath even changed for the better and my poo even didn’t smell as foul as it has always been, this probably sounds stupid but to me it a sign of a body working better. I know myself 6. Confidence and everything returned 7. I have always felt I was going to be sacked from work soon, After 30 days, I felt important like I’m the CEO. 8. Most importantly, I wasn’t waking up with anxiety and panic attacks every morning again as the chemical imbalance in my brain had been repaired. What brought me down? 1. Curiosity. I wanted to test and see if porn was still gonna have the same effect on me if I saw it. 2. Stopped vital daily routine. (Reading success stories, Reading porn addiction recovery and benefits literature and videos, socializing) 3. Loneliness. I live alone but I don’t always feel lonely. 4. Not having a plan on how to use the new energies my body was now having. (Reading, running, socializing etc) 5. Not celebrating my 30 days streak. lessons 1. Celebrating victories regardless of the size is vital. When you celebrate victories, you are motivated to push on. How to celebrate victories? Post success on pages like Nofap, buy yourself something you have always wanted etc) I should have posted the 30 days Streak but instead I told myself why don’t I do that after 40 days, I relapsed that night. I know if I had posted the victory I would have been motivated to stay focused. 2. The first two weeks are the hardest. 3. You have to be as serious as if this is a war. 4. Plan your Nofap journey ahead. Make preparations in advance before you start the journey. 5. You can not remove it completely from your mind. You can only get more willpower to resist it. 6. Your chances of recovery is below 30% if you fight this alone. Your chances go up to 90% if you involve someone in your fight. I have started another journey. I hope to win this time. My advice 1. Admit you are addicted and you are mentally sick. 2. Take a look at your life and decide if you are okay with this lifestyle or you want a change 3. The future is now. You can only quit if you quit now. It is now or never. 4. YOU CAN WIN. I relapsed because of stupid curiosity, I didn’t even have urges.