Greetings to all of you warriors out there! My (nick)name is Coolbreeze and I joined this community a few years ago. I have been addicted to porn since early teenage years, although I have successfully done the NoFap 90days and I am here to present to you my over all self-improvement that obviously includes expirementing with NoFap. Two years ago I started feeling less energetic and I slowly went into a deep and long depression that would last more than an entire year (and I am 23 right now). I have learnt many things and am still learning. I want to write about this to create some more self-awareness and shed light on the important aspects of improvements in lifestyle. Essentially, focussing on what is most effective and what is not too. Of course I also want to share this because I know it might help you out. At this moment I am on the rise to becoming a true fearless and happy viking. I say viking because my gym gains are getting really visible and I have been growing a big beard with a viking haircut. I feel generally happy, fearless and confident. -Meditation -> I started meditation about 3 months ago. I started with 5 minutes per day and I liked it so much I gradually upgraded it to 20 minutes today. The first minutes of a meditation session I feel my eyes moving all over the place as if this is a stress / overload response from thinking of too many things and simply not knowing how to deal with the quiet around be. After a few minutes I settle in and my mind gets more quiet. This is where is gets really beneficial because it becomes easier not to think of anything. I just sit there and enjoy my natural breathing rhythm. Sometimes thoughts come into my head and after long sessions they are mostly positive or negative thoughts are transformed into realistic thoughts. I generally feel that sometimes when the thoughts come, I can easily decide to ignore them, but if I do engage with them; they are a lot slower. It feels a lot more calm and my mind can more easily deal with whatever comes up in my head. -Healthy diet -> I started drinking a lot of water, and aroudn 2 to 3 coffee per day. Sometimes I replace the coffee with Matcha tea (more concentrated version of the healthiest tea out there, green tea). This really benefits me because I really feel like I can pee out all of the stress sometimes. It sounds weird but its true for me. Anyone experiences this? I also drink a smoothie with great variety every morning and take 2 pills (supplement) for omega 3 fish oil because we rarely eat fish. Sleeping: -> Sleeping has always been no problem for me. However, since I started meditation I had many times that I woke up randomly in the night and I was 200% ready for the next day. I felt energetic and like I didnt need more sleep. Another interesting thing is that I can almost feel and re think what I was dreaming about and this wasnt possible before. I can much better recall dreams in general Workout -> Workout around 5 times a week. Heavy lifting. benefits are great. NoFap -> NoFap for extended periods of time is still challenging but I feel like meditation is helping a lot. It is proven that meditation helps beat addictions so this would make sense. I will hang a paper in my room and aim to go for 2 weeks now. I dont know what I will do after the 2 weeks but for now this seems a challenging enough goal for me. I will continue to post here with updates and all. Cheers!