It's day 9. Feeling awesome. Starting to feel some good effects, 'superpowers' some may say. I think they're coming so fast because I'm a very healthy vegan, I exercise daily, and I am very in tune with my body. I'm feeling way more confident. I feel like pretty soon I'm going to go up to some girls and just start chatting. I'm quickly building up the guts to be a man about that kinda stuff. Just learning to own it. I started my day with reading a nice book while drinking tea in the backyard. Good way to start the day. Been seeing a lot of people talk about cold showers, I've never been someone to M much in the shower so I still take warm ones. Can anyone tell me some benefits to cold showers that are unrelated to pmo? I also wanted to share something I read. It changed my entire perspective about our time here. I hope it inspires some of you like it did for me! "When we start counting our age, we count up, right? We start counting at 0 when we're born and we count up. It has this built-in assumption that it's never going to end; life goes on and on and on... And you keep counting up. But - there are statistical realities: one day, you are going to die. And you're going to die at some statistical average age. If you stay in shape and eat well, you'll probably live until you're around 85. You can probably be an active, productive member of society in some shape or form until the age of 70/75... And then you fully retire. So when it comes to my age (which is currently 25) I never think about me being 25 years old. I think of it as, I have 60 years left to do something good in this world! I have 60 years left to achieve what I want to achieve in my lifetime. I have 60 years left to make a difference in my life and the life of others. So what I do is that I count DOWN. It might sound depressing, but it's absolutely not. It gives me a kick in the ass! A kick in the ass to do something today that my future self will thank me for. To do something today so I can be better than the day before. To realize that I only have a limited amount of time on this earth. So use every single day. Every single hour. Every single minute. Every single second... because it all counts. Once the day is over, you can't get it back. Live now. Love. Forgive. Be the very best you can be. Do good things for others. Live life in such a way that your 75-year old self can look back and feel proud, grateful and at peace with what you created in this world."