How to induce a flatline?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by Grendel, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. Grendel

    Grendel Fapstronaut

    Hey there! So, I know the generally accepted theory is that the flatline represents the brain's healing time, which is a good thing, but I wanted to know if anyone has been able to trigger their flatline. Maybe you've been doing NoFap for a while and have experienced a relationship between flatlining and other behaviours/routines.

    Is it possible that we can do certain things to really kickstart the healing process or is it just a waiting game?

    I look forward to hearing your experiences on flatlining (as far as I know, I've only had one).
  2. Clumsy

    Clumsy Banned

    Avoid any erotic stimulus including fantasies! You gotta move everything related to sex out of your mind.
  3. Problem with the flatline is that at least for me it involves deep to extra deep depression. It removes any sexual desires but I'm just depressed and unable to do anything. Mind you, I've been chronically depressed so it might be related to me but I wanted to warn you that flatline isn't just sexual thoughts removed. I completely understand why flatline would be wanted, it eases the reboot process, it's true, but the side effects are pretty harsh to swallow.
  4. Technocrat

    Technocrat Fapstronaut

    I second that. It is easier said than done though. It takes patience and discipline. Patience and discipline take a lot of energy and concentration from our bodies. My first tip is to spare energy. It is an infinite resource, just like concentration. If we use as little as possible energy to achieve the most, we can practically have enough energy to stay "celibate" or clean forever.
  5. Grendel

    Grendel Fapstronaut

    This is turning out to be a very interesting and useful thread.

    In response to Anne-Dauphine, I think I'll have to watch out for the flatline as I've only just started picking myself up after a tough struggle this year. That said, I hope a flatline will encourage me to go further than I have before and end this.

    Abel, I'll be eager to here if you are able to achieve this state again. Until then, I will have to give it a try myself and use the advice on diminishing any sexual thoughts or stimuli.

    I appreciate the advice everyone!
  6. happyday

    happyday Fapstronaut

    I would encourage you to live a child proof lifestyle, by that I mean an environment free from explicit/adult materials in your computer, smart phone, TV shows, video games, and if possible even in your nights out. I think that helps you cope with the pressure of temptation to watch porn while your brain is rebooting.

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