[365-CHALLENGE] THE THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE DAYS CHALLENGE !

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  1. Dr. Jekyll

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    Yeah, I think that altering behavior does put stress on the brain, and it does its best rewiring work during sleep. Hey, it's just a hypothesis, but why not interpret it in a good light - I'm getting stronger, I'm getting better. Out with the old, in with the new. Every moment, I'm getting closer to even better days!

    Keep your head up, and don't put a time limit on it.
     
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  2. Zender

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  3. The One Eyed Ghoul

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    Day 25!
    I am just feeling awesome!
     
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  4. iamgood_dev

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    I am in.
    Day 1 starting up...
     
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  5. newday123

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    pardon me.
     
  6. Ending day 2 .
    It's a small number waiting to get bigger
     
  7. Dr. Jekyll

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    I think he meant "cause," as in: have you pinpointed what caused the most recent lapse? Probably just trying to be helpful (but this is just my interpretation).
     
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  8. newday123

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    Its day2/365.
    And day 35 of nofap.
    Alhamdulillah
     
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  9. Ender Atreides

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  10. prince san

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    Hello friend I wanted to ask how are you and what made you go back to day 0
    :)
     
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  12. Boxer477

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    Hard time getting back on board. Strong urges after slip. Restlessness, mood swings, and fear are creeping back in. The urge has subsided going to bed to complete Day 1.
     
  13. Caleb 2020

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    Hello dear friends .
    I just signed up this great website minutes ago and started my 365 great days toward a better life .
    I'm glad to be here to do it together and share our journey ,the advises,tips and opinions about it.
    And i am sure all of us can do it.
    So,i'm in .
    Day 0/365
    Stay strong we can all do it together .
    Peace...
     
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  14. Hermes Lupus

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  15. johnartista

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    Relapse since I was viewing Instagram models which caused me to view P
    So Day 1 for me again. But I won't give up and I'll be stronger this time.
     
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  16. Phoenix_

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    Here are some brain changes that show up in all addictions, whether substance or behavioral:

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    1. Desensitisation, or a numbed response to pleasure. Reduced dopamine signaling [103] and other changes[104] leave the addict less sensitive to everyday pleasures and 'hungry' for dopamine-raising activities and substances.
    [105] The addict may neglect other interests and activities that were
    once high priorities. Desensitisation is probably the first addiction-related brain change porn users notice. They need greater and greater stimulation to achieve the same buzz (tolerance'). They may spend more time online, prolonging sessions through edging, watching when not masturbating, or searching for the perfect video to end with. But desensitization can also take the form of escalating to new genres,
    perfect video to end with. But desensitization can also take the form of escalating to new genres, sometimes harder and stranger, or even disturbing. Remember: shock, surprise, and anxiety can jack up dopamine.
    2. Sensitisation, or an unconscious super-memory of pleasure that, when activated, triggers powerful cravings. Rewired nerve connections cause the reward circuit to buzz[106] in response to addiction-related cues or thoughts[107] – the ‘fire together wire together’ principle. This Pavlovian memory makes the addiction more compelling than other activities in the addict's life. Cues, such as turning on the computer, seeing a pop-up, or being alone, trigger intense cravings for porn. Are you suddenly much hornier (true libido) when your wife goes shopping? Unlikely. But
    perhaps you feel as if you are on autopilot, or someone else is controlling your brain. Some describe a sensitized porn response as ‘entering a tunnel that has only one escape: porn’. Maybe you feel a rush, rapid heartbeat, even trembling, and all you can think about is logging onto your favorite tube site. These are examples of sensitised addiction pathways activating your reward circuit, screaming,
    ‘Do it now!’

    3. Hypofrontality, or reduced brain activity in the prefrontal regions, which weakens willpower in the face of strong subconscious cravings. Alterations[108] in the prefrontal regions' grey matter[109] and white matter[110] correlate with reduced impulse control[111] and the weakened ability to foresee consequences.[112] A recent German review of brain and psychological studies concluded that reduced brain function in internet addicts may be related to their loss of control over
    their internet use.[113] Hypofrontality shows up as the feeling that two parts of your brain are engaged in a tug-of-war. The sensitised addiction pathways are screaming ‘Yes!’ while your ‘higher brain’ is saying, ‘No, not again!’ While the executive-control portions of your brain are in a weakened condition the addiction pathways usually win.

    4. Dysfunctional stress circuits,[114] which can make even minor stress lead to cravings and relapse because they activate powerful sensitised pathways.

    To sum up, if these neuroplastic changes could speak, desensitisation would be moaning, ‘I can't get no satisfaction’. At the same time, sensitisation would be poking you in the ribs saying, ‘hey, I’ve got just what you need’, which happens to be the very thing that caused the desensitisation.Hypofrontality would be shrugging and sighing, ‘bad idea, but I can't stop you’. Dysfunctional stress circuits would be screaming, ‘I NEED something NOW to take the edge off!’.
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    Guys, I recommend every one to read the full book
    'your brain on porn' by Gary A. Wilson.
     
  17. Phoenix_

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    The path toward recovery from addiction is often not a straight line, get back on track and beware the chaser effect.
     
  18. Zender

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    I lost my control on my mind again. Its so hard.
     
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