The Dopamine Detox Challenge (Open)

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  1. Overcome Fear

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    Day 30/30. I'd like to thank @Bihari for setting up this challenge. I did this challenge to prove to myself that I could live fine for 30 days without wasting so much time watching the news, playing games, browsing social media, watching movies, eating sugar / junk food, and even hearing music.

    I've become sensitive again from doing this challenge. I had eargasm experiences where I go to the grocery store and hear the background music (can't get away from it) and I start to get goose bumps and tears. I've come to realize many of these activities are supernormal stimuli; they go beyond anything natural so they desensitize me and I end up not enjoying everyday life. I hope to permanently eliminate many of these escape activities from my life. I wish you all the best of luck in your reboot.
     
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  2. Innervision

    Innervision Fapstronaut

    Congratulations, friend! I'm certain that this experience will enhance on many ways your process of rebooting. all the best and stay strong!
     
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  3. Innervision

    Innervision Fapstronaut

    Day 26/30

    I'm feeling with more energy to do productive stuff and less tired at the end of the day. I'd link these benefits directly to Dopamine Detox.
     
  4. hermitthefrog

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    I’m resetting my counter today. I did not relapse as in binging on videos or anything but yesterday I was obsessively checking my phone all day, mostly for messages because of a certain lady with whom I’m trying to hook up. She’s playing me though so it is time to go back to my 3 times a day phone/internet regimen. This stuff is too distracting!

    So.. day 0/30
     
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  5. Fighter_4_life

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  6. Innervision

    Innervision Fapstronaut

    Day 27/30

    Exercise and meditation have been really helpful on maintaining focus and commitment.
     
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  7. Bihari

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    Man! you made my day! Thank you for spreading hope. I wish you well in your recovery. You're a strong strong man. Take care bud.
     
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  8. Bihari

    Bihari Fapstronaut

    Loved your honesty! You're doing exceptionally well my friend. we are going to go through this phase together!
     
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  9. Bihari

    Bihari Fapstronaut

    progress, not perfection was what I was aiming for and was successful at it.
    It's been 30 days!
    I'm looking forward for more progress in this regard. Those who have successfully completed this in extreme mode give me tons of hope.
    I'll have to give some thought about my next progress. sugar and carb seem to be obvious ones.
     
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  10. Bihari

    Bihari Fapstronaut

    Please welcome 3 new souls!
    @Fighter_4_life
    @Timothy_James
    @highD
    I wish you success guys.
    ** A word of caution: It's incredibly easy to fail at this and get your PMO sobriety lost. This has happened to me on couple of occasions. So, if the pressure of the challenge is too much to bear, feel free to relapse here but not at PMO. This challenge is to show ourselves how a clear head looks like.​
     
  11. I'm in
    Day 0.
    I am abstaining from music, social media, movies, Television, any erotic material, News media.
    @Bihari
     
  12. hermitthefrog

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    On day 2/30

    It felt great yesterday to limit my phone use to three times a day again!
     
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  13. highD

    highD Fapstronaut

    Thank you. But i relapse every freaking day at the dopamine detox challenge. Its severely tough. I dont know how to tackle it while i am going pretty good at NO PMO.
     
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  14. Fighter_4_life

    Fighter_4_life Fapstronaut

    Thank you ..
    Day 5/30
     
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  15. hermitthefrog

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    I’ve found it impossible to avoid certain things such as videos and social links that I receive from people who expect me to look at them.

    So I’ve started doing this: every day I go online three times, for max. 15 minutes each session.

    During that time I can do what I want, although if possible still avoiding YouTube, socials, games, forums other than this one, aimless surfing etc.

    Outside of that I allow myself to go online when I need to, e.g. looking up stuff for work, paying bills, buying things etc.

    Perhaps give it a try?
     
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  16. Innervision

    Innervision Fapstronaut

    Day 28/30

    It's nice to see new guys accepting this challenge and many others making real progress.
    Welcome everybody and stay focused!
     
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  17. highD

    highD Fapstronaut

    I would like to try that, however in the past where i restricted myself with time bound, I have also failed miserably due to procrastination of work and tasks to extend the targeted 'social' time.
    Thanks for the boost up. I will get up with it
     
  18. Fighter_4_life

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  19. Innervision

    Innervision Fapstronaut

    Day 29/30

    One more day completed.
     
  20. Innervision

    Innervision Fapstronaut

    Day 30/30

    Today I completed the 30-day challenge. I cannot say that it was strictly followed, but overall I managed to avoid time wasting activities, like social media, internet surfing, constantly checking news and binge watching youtube. I think the main learning I had on these days is to notice how TIME is a limiting factor and must be used wisely. Instead of wasting time, energy and our own life on low quality actions, we can channel these resources into much more productive and fulfilling projects. I'm really thankful for all you guys that joined this challenge, especially @Bihari for proposing it, and shared your experience through this period. Wish you all best of luck and great conquests on your path!
     
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