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Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by Big_ol_nerd01, May 23, 2018.

  1. Big_ol_nerd01

    Big_ol_nerd01 Fapstronaut

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    Hi there. I'm currently 14 and have been masturbating for well over a year now, starting in early 2017. Since I'll be headed to High School very soon, I want to sorta turn my life around, and that means stopping my masturbation addiction. I've just now started to realise that my masturbating has been getting out of hand lately. I'm glad that I've found people like you who have devoted themselves to helping people like me
     
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  2. Mr. Mongoose

    Mr. Mongoose Fapstronaut

    Welcome, Albert! I'm new here too. It's great that you are trying to break your habit while you're still young. A lot of people, myself included, unfortunately let it go on for years and cause real damage that gets progressively harder to undo. Best to nip it in the bud before it can do any more harm. You can do it!
     
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    Thanks for the encouragement!
     
  4. FullHouse3

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    Hey! Same age here I’m currently 18 days PMO free. You can do it, but you need to start other good habits for the best results. Try working out, eating healthier, and improving your confidence. Good luck!
     
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  5. Hi. Welcome to forum!

    Make sure you crate 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. 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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  6. MuscularSherlockHolmes

    MuscularSherlockHolmes Fapstronaut

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    Hi..
    Welcome..
    Hope you'll succeed in this fight again PMO...
    Wishing you good luck mate...
     
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  7. Big_ol_nerd01

    Big_ol_nerd01 Fapstronaut

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    Will do! Thanks for the encouragement and advice!
     

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