Current streak: 517 days no PMO semen retention Some years back I was a monk, so I felt like sharing what living as a monk is: 4am: wake up everyday before 4am no excuses.Then a cold bath and hurry to pray, meditate and having a spiritual lecture 8am: breakfast and then we do different chores, some build things, others cook. Others more advanced monks dedicate the rest of the day to pray and meditate. I was in charge of making lunch to every body, usually a different monk helped me daily in the kitchen. 12pm: I was free. I spent the rest of the day learning to play an instrument, doing meditation, yoga, learning different skills or simply enjoying nature. 5pm: we all gathered again to meditate, pray and study spiritual scriptures. 8pm: time to go to sleep. We did this day after day. In general is a great experience and it shows you a more spiritual side of life, the atmosphere of a monastery is very pure you only breath spirituality, monks are very special people you don't find anywhere else; money and women do not exist. You are able to get a glimpse of something beyond the materialistic world. It's a life changing experience. Conclusion: why don't you try to spend a vacation at a monastery the energy, practices and people of the place will have a deep impact in your mind.