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

  1. Nadamotain

    Nadamotain Fapstronaut

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    I am starting today. Just wanted to thank the site for giving hope. 50 plus years of dealing with the secrets. I see freedom is possible. Thank you.
     
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    Welcome and good luck. Your freedom is close, reach for it
     
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    Thanks so much!
     
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    I will write about myself when I get back from my journey today. Thank you for helpful words. I believe I can do something now with so much support .
     
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    My user name is Nadamotain. I am closer to 68 years old than 67. I am married and my wife is 42. I am retired and spend most of my time volunteering.
    My life wth porn began before the Internet when the media was mags and porn bookstores where movies were shown. Betamax and 8mm was king until the Internet came alive. An only child, loneliness was part of my life even before the sexual desires of puberty started up. This problem has had negative effects on my life since childhood.
     
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    Thanks for the support.
     
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    Good luck on your journey !
    Best of luck
     
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  8. 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!
     
  9. Nadamotain

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    Everything you suggested sounds great. Maneuvering the site is slow for me - iPad one finger typing. I think I have one day now no Pom at all. So day at a time and getting involved is where I'm at. Gonna check the reboot log page and try to get started on the 90 day. Thanks again.
     
  10. Nadamotain

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    Thanks. This is all so great. I wish this was happening in 1968 when I was first hitting the porn stores. Walking around the block a few times making sure no one I knew was around. It seems for all the good the web offers, it makes it easy to hide in a dark corner of my mind. No Mas!
     
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    Hope you are doing well.
     

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