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Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by 2525, Oct 27, 2017.
On day 5... I cant hold one time for the day.. Disappointed with my actions and thinking
18/90. Let's all do another day. Remember ... if not now, when?
Your brain is just throwing those at you, to try and get its dopamine fix. If you don't give into them, your brain will get bored and they'll subside in time.
Thank you. I got focus.
Just a hard day today. I'm really feeling like looking at some online content today. To be honest, I think the only thing holding me back is that I'm using my company computer and I'm afraid they will somehow see what I was looking at. Not the best motivator but it's keeping me mostly clean here.
It's a hard day.
day 22/90... one more day completed
Day 12 let's go hard
Someone had been enduring worse
Im in. Day 0
Day 3 of 90. True let's crush that crap. I see how all of us here are mentally tired of that addiction. If not crushing it now then when? From next monday on...? Nooo way... that's gonna be another lie we make to ourselfs. Stay strong lads and fight that devil!!
Day 3 no M,
Day 103 no P!
I see most people are having a hard time currently, so am I ! What I suggest if the current no PMO Strategy don't work and you keep resetting WITH PORN, do the following. Same as I have been doing and told by many teachers and coaches - do it one step at a time! If No porn AND no Masturbation is too much for you, then just do NO PORN for a time. It is actually how I started. I quit porn even before I knew about this Forum. I still did M almost every day but tried to make it less often. This was almost a month and a half before I started the challenge. So gave my brain time to adjust getting it's dopamine without porn material. Then I did 70 days on my first attempt and relapsed only recently two individual times without any porn whatsoever. And unless you overdo masturbating, I can promise you porn is doing most of the damage.
SO I am not telling you now - go masturbate all day every day. I am saying maybe take it in smaller steps and give up porn for good but if it happens that you masturbate to relieve pressure, it's ok dont beat yourself up BUT do it without porn and do it ONLY when you really need to. And make it less and less frequently! Increase your NO M goal every time.
This worked for me and although you see its just 3rd day of current streak - I have no side effects, no flatline, I have actual good sex with my gf. I could not do this a couple of months ago! (Started around January 2nd with the challenge!)
I will get to 90 days eventually, but that is not the most important thing! The most important thing is to HEAL! And I am Healing! You are too, and you better believe it! Otherwise you will be stuck in an obsession driven loop that does not let you go out of it. Don't set yourselves up for failure! Set yourselves up for success with taking it one step at a time! These are hard times enough as it is!
To sum up - NO PORN, Masturbation ONLY when you need to until you adjust and feel comfortable enough to start no PM! It is much better to relieve stress with M, than to go all in watching porn again and reinforcing your brain's addiction!
Keep going! We all can!
Day 1 of this streak. Back at the beginning because I made it harder for myself. If I don't ban the role that PM has in my life completely, just doing 90 days of avoiding the most harmful sites alone is not going to change anything.
No more P, no more peeking. Instead I'm increasing confidence and self-love. I built this reality, now I will build a better one.
I joined this forum 158 days ago. Of those 158 days, I was 143 days without P.
It's been 2 harsh days, almost fell into reading some porn. Started reading something, actually, but when I realized it was becoming sexual, I stopped.
Still being attacked by HUGE URGES.
Same here I almost fell a victim but have gained control.
Was on Pinterest and came across pics of anime girls which triggered my urges.
I was having alot of desire to watch one clip.
Like this part I have never done and am really happy it happened.
So I was having a mental conflict between watching some and my mind had really bought the idea. I paused for sometime and assessed the effects of watching.
Then I just opened nofap and the urges have reduced.
Day in process. Two months down....
I have gained alot of control over my urges. Just proved that today.
Let's keep fighting brothers.
This has kinda come to my concern so many people are relapsing. The process is challenging but you have to be strong. Most people haven't crossed the one month yet. Not that am judging anyone. But am just saying let's be strong, and push passed out limits.
Temptations are everywhere. I just experienced a heavy one a while back. But I have powered through and am still impressed and shocked by that achievement.
Let's be mindful and aware of the urges.
And let's not give in. We are strong.