The Dopamine Detox Challenge (Open)

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  1. domasfernandez

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    Count me in brother
     
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  2. domasfernandez

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    No social media, no other activities.
     
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  3. domasfernandez

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    Read "the fault in our Stars" would hit you up with different thoughts
     
  4. Verissimus

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    Yeah, "the fault in our stars" is a great book. I quite like John Green.
     
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  5. Fighter_4_life

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  6. L1ster

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    Day 0 starting over.
    Today I failed by going on social media for at least half an hour. This happened because I forgot that I'm doing this challenge -- just as I previously mentioned could transpire. As of now, I have still not come up with a foolproof way to prevent this from happening. Do you guys have any tips?

    As for what I could think of; there are two types of items which can lead me to fail this challenge: food and digital devices. As for not accidentally grabbing candy, I can't think of anything other than just hoping to catch myself before the act... Though, as for not misusing a digital device, I have thought of writing down what it is that I am to achieve by using it, before doing so. In addition to setting up an alarm for when I must finish, or have it ring at regular intervals -- so as to remind myself of the task I'm actually supposed to be doing.

    I will apply these strategies from now on, and report of their success/failure.
     
  7. Verissimus

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    Day 5/30. Yesterday was a challenging day. I would probably have let loose on many dopamine-inducing activities if it wasn't for this challenge. Not PMO, but probably TV and music and such. Stay tough.
     
  8. Fighter_4_life

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    Day 18/20
    No music + no Youtube unless needed
     
  9. Verissimus

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    Day 6/30. I've been struggling with not watching any TV. I've had some minor slip ups and I've seen about four 20 minute episodes in the last 48 hours. I will not reset for the time being, as I see it a minor incident. If it persists, I will reset. Otherwise it would merely be a learning opportunity and an exercise in self control. My desire for watching comes mostly from a desire for escapism, rather than dopamine craving. Either way it interferes with my goals and need to cease. I'm ready to reset, if needed.
     
  10. Verissimus

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    Day 7/30. I seem to have been able to put a lid on my cravings for now. Let's keep walking, brothers.
     
  11. Verissimus

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    Day 8/30.Had an ice cold shower this morning due to a broken boiler. I've been having semi-cold showers, keeping the temperature around 20-25. This was a shocker, but oddly enough it felt good afterwards. The broken boiler may have been the kick in the pants I needed to go fully ice cold.
     
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  12. Fighter_4_life

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  13. Verissimus

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    Day 9/30 another day another freezing cold shower.
     
  14. Fighter_4_life

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    Day 20/30
    No intentional music ( can't force someone else to switch off music at there place)
    No youtube (apart from NoFap recovery)
    No socials (whatsapp for study purposes)
    No TV serials( except on one day watched an inspiration story of a girl)

    This dopamine detox actually supplements our nofap journey..
    It really helps us to repel from instant gratification and pmo/MO is a form of instant gratification..

    Will provide final results for dopamine detox once I complete 30 days...
     
  15. Spinell

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    I am planning to do this life long, not only for a couple of days. So I don't quit music. But I already started it a few days ago and I already feel much better. And I mean, imensely better.
    I quit Youtube, junk food, a german image board similar to 9gag, video games, reddit, WhatApp (exept once a day, can't get completely shut off), Amazon Prime Videos and even News.
    It is hard, but totally worth it.

    I always tell me "I might want to play a video game, or eat unhealthy. But do I want to be that guy, that plays video games in order to escape reality? And do I want to be that guy that eats unhealthy? No."

    I even quit NoFap to some extent. Only checking in at the evening and then logging of. It can consume a lot of time aswell.
     
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  16. Verissimus

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    I binged on TV shows last night for about 1,5 hours. I can't let that slide. Starting again.
     
  17. The Glowing Shadow

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    @Bihari I am in
    abstaining from 0,2,3,5,8 + TV(watching TV is just waste of time)+ unnecessary internet surfing
    DAY 0
    I hope this will help me get better in my studies
     
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  18. Fighter_4_life

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    I completed day 22/30 no youtube, no music..
    But on day 23 I binged on music for 2 days like anything due to extreme stress ..... And i really regret it
    I got such a low productivity
    No youtube +social media still remains intact but I guess I failed the challenge
    Anyways day 25/30 no youtube +TV serials +Netflix +social media apart from whatsapp which I really need at this moment
     
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  19. Starman123

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    Hi guys.
    So i participated in this challenge i think a month ago. And once i completed it i was going fine until few weeks later i failed to keep up and crashed down to the old same habits again.

    I did try to detox on my own, but that's not effective.

    I'm going to join this challenge again @Bihari and this time the plan is different. This time it's more of a schedule implementation.

    I'll be doing a dopamine detox for 90 days. And hopefully check in daily.
    But i'll be doing it in 30,30,30 fashion.

    MONTH 01
    - Abstaining entirely from 1,5,6,7.
    - Abstaining from 2,3 and the internet in general with limits.

    @Bihari pl remove me from the 30+ days list. Thanks.
     
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  20. Bihari

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    Sunday, August 9, 2020.
    Sorry guys for late update.
    I'm back at it.
    Doing all activities!
     
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