Day 1

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by SEBR7704, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. SEBR7704

    SEBR7704 New Fapstronaut

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    Well, I'm finally doing it. I've been watching porn and masturbating regularly since I was 11, but recently it's been getting out of hand. Normally, I'll masturbate 1 or two times a day, maybe 9 times a week. It was starting to feel more like a chore than anything, and porn and masturbation has changed my real life relationships with others too much. Porn started losing its excitement, and I constantly had to search for new things to get off to. The matter became very degenerate, and I'm not proud of any of it. Im ready to take the 90 day challenge, cleanse myself, and be a better man. Day 1, done. Any advice before I start?
     
  2. Shapirro

    Shapirro Banned

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    Good choice. Only one Council need to be stronger. Hold on and everything will be fine.
     
  3. Soberhopeful

    Soberhopeful Fapstronaut

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    No matter how much time anyone has, we all do it one day at a time. One saying that has helped me is "the person that wakes up the earliest has the most sobriety". God bless.
     
  4. Birdie

    Birdie Fapstronaut

    Your mind will find many excuses to let you slip and you'll never know how it went wrong. Don't see anything provocative. Try to keep your thoughts clean. Involve in activities. Make better connection socially. Remember your worst day without PMO will still be better than your best day with PMO. Fight for this life.
     
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  5. Soberhopeful

    Soberhopeful Fapstronaut

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    Amen.
     
  6. Hi. Welcome to forum!

    Make sure you create a personal journal thread in Reboot Logs section and blog there on a regular basis. As well as just generally be active participant in various forum discussions. I recommend this to everybody new here because it's the major thing that helped me when I was first starting. Just lurking on forums, reading and learning is great. But it usually is so much more powerful to engage. It helps to keep us motivated and accountable when we are active part of community. And keeps this in front of our minds so we don't forget about importance of it and slip away in our old habits. Sharing is also therapeutic. This is a major reason why AA meetings work so good. But that was developed before internet era. These days we can get most of the same benefits online through communities like this. So don't underestimate the power of active participation.

    I would also like to suggest you to look into mindfulness meditation. It has helped me personally tremendously to learn how to deal with urges and triggers. It takes a while to get good at it and notice results, so you need to be consistent with it, but once you do it's very powerful. It has been used by sages for thousands of years to deal with various issues of the mind. And in recent decades the science is also catching up to what ancient sages have know for centuries. Meditation these days are widely used as very effective tool by psychologists for treating addiction and by neurologists for supporting recovery of the brain. It is a great exercise for the brain the same way as jogging is great exercise for the body. Check out this Ted talk, it gives a good idea of what's it about when it comes to philosophy. As far as practical side of it there is this awesome smartphone app called Headspace for guided meditations to get you started.

    Wish you lot's of strength and success in your reboot journey!
     

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