SSR NoFap journey

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by sandihlabs11, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. sandihlabs11

    sandihlabs11 Fapstronaut

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    My name is Sandile Sphiwe Richard Hlabangane from South Africa, don't sweat the details about pronouncing my name you can call me sands for short.

    My addiction to porn started when I was in grade 5 when someone showed me nude versions of my favorite cartoon characters and to my excitement that night I started on my downhill journey to porn and masturbation. Fast forward I'm 22 now and I have been struggling with premature ejaculation and to try to sort out the situation I paid adult entertainers so I could practice delaying my ejaculation but eventually, the erection was not as strong anymore which caused me to be depressed

    I had lost a lot of confidence in myself and stayed away from having relationships with females because of my shortcomings and about two weeks ago I landed upon someones Youtube page about their NoFap journey which had given me hope and with some more research I landed up on this site.

    I've been 10 days so far without PMO, I'm also going to try to be more active on the website so I can contribute to motivating someone to continue their journey to NoFap, I'm also doing this because of a girl that I have fallen for but that's for a later story

    Thank you for taking the time to read my short story
     
  2. Hi. Welcome to forum!

    Make sure you create 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 to learn how to deal with urges and triggers. 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!
     
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