The Lord of the Rings Challenge

Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by RiseToGreatness, Sep 22, 2019.

Should the Thread Title be extended?

Poll closed Jun 21, 2020.
  1. No, leave like that: "The Lord of the Rings Challenge"

    18 vote(s)
    54.5%
  2. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Fellowship of Nofap"

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
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  1. EpsilonDelta

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    Yes it is interesting and most probably helpful to think about what the roots are to your addiction, i.e. what caused it from the beginning. However, once you have an addiction, the biochemistry in the brain has changed and suddenly the addiction is a separate problem in its own that we need to focus on, regardless the roots that made it grow from the beginning. For instance, some people start to use drugs because they are depressed, so the root of their addiction is their depression. But they can cure their depression and still be left with their addiction, so just getting rid of the roots of the problem don't always help.
     
  2. EpsilonDelta

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    Checking in. I think I'm feeling some withdrawal after the latest relapse (that included some binging) because I feel quite unmotivated to do stuff. I said no to hanging out with friends yesterday, and I have several things planned today which I usually look forward to but today I'm not. It's temporary though, if I stay away from PMO a few weeks, I will hopefully start to see some motivation and energy come back.
     
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  5. modern milarepa

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    477 days high king
    546 days no PMO, semen retention
     
  6. Vanquisher12

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  7. modern milarepa

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    Doing nofap without motivation to get best results

    I never had motivation in life to do anything, I simply did things I wanted or it was my duty to do.
    Motivation for me is like carrying an extra weight on my head.

    Nofap is no exception, I did it because it's what I felt and knew it was the right thing to do. I didn't overthink it with motivation, motivation fades, it's neurotic and a fantasy. You don't need to be chasing clouds life is in front of your eyes.

    Motivation makes chasing a dream a burden instead of a fun challenge.

    Conclusion
    : just do it. No motivation and no hope.
     
  8. Rubzi

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    Day 21 - The village of Bree
     
  9. Ready_to_Stop

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  12. RiseToGreatness

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    yeah, stop bro. don´t rush yourself (you´ll be bait for the addiction). stop, reflect, improve, and carry on when you feel grounded. Let´s go!! :)
     
  13. RiseToGreatness

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    i second that. i did 90 days of retention lately and had zero nocturnal emissions.

    what i did: always have my anxiety under surveillance, did a lot of mini breaks for meditation during the day to calm myself down. i had zero tendency to follow sexual thoughts. and i didn´t worry at all about nocturnal emissions.

    the one time that i felt close to have an emission was precisely because i indulge a bit in sexual thoughts before sleeping.

    conclusion: don´t stress yourself about wet dreams bros, it´s not worth it. just focus on your reboot strategy, that´s good enough ;)
     
  14. RiseToGreatness

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    don´t control them, you can´t control your mind. just be aware of them and don´t follow along.

    thoughts work in chain, if you don´t feed them, they will fade away.
     
  15. RiseToGreatness

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    Congratulations bro!! :) You reach half the challenge, and on your way climbing the stairs of Cirith Ungol. Let´s go bro!! We´re with you!!!!!


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  16. RiseToGreatness

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    Welcome bro!! :) Let´s do this :)

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  17. RiseToGreatness

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    very good bro!! :)

    yeah, we can´t have a "break" once recovery starts. when we fall, we need to stop, reflect on what happened, improve and carry on. but not "taking a break". as for "taking a break" means "living in autopilot and pmo´ing all over the place" :D :D :D
     
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  18. RiseToGreatness

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    Checking in brotherhood :)

    Back to Nazgûl again :confused::confused:. i relapsed and binged yesterday. i think i was ready to continue but didn´t properly plan it. i just had this "carry on" mentality, but i needed to stop, make changes and refine my reboot strategy. i forgot about that and payed the price. all is (re)defined now, so i´m totally ready to continue the reboot process :)

    i´m gonna do 150 days of retention, then switch to regular "no PM" mode. i reached 90 days hard mode last time, a great victory indeed, but then i crash and burn (binged). not a good sign. plus, i really want to reach 150 days of retention for a deeper recovery. that was my true goal.

    plus, it seems that i binge out of pressure, you know? it´s like i´m holding for so long, and then when a slip happens, the entire building collapses. i want to be able to retain, reach my goal, and then switch to regular sex life without feeling relieved or depressurised. just do a normal transition.

    because if i don´t have a partner i want to be able to hold my sexual desire and transmute it to other activities without leaning on masturbation. masturbation it´s a waste of energy and health. plus, it´s a behaviour that i will never have under control, because of it´s link to porn. so masturbation it´s not the answer to relieved sexual desire. and i need to improve my sexual transmutation coping skills.

    i will only check the mobile twice a day, morning and afternoon, for messenger notifications and whatzapp. music, taking pictures, etc... that is unlimited, but staying connected to the mobile internet, that´s only twice a day. it´s painful for the dopamine receptors to be constantly "checking" for novelty on the mobile, and can easily create a doorway to PMO (youtube, 9gag, etc...).

    plus, when i reach 150 days i will deactivate the counter, cause it´s really annoying and frustrating for me to count the days one by one. i will use the counter for the initial kick and then deactivate it once the goal is reached. that´s also one of the reasons that i binge, when i reset, it´s like: "well, if you going back to zero, you might as well "take a break" before starting all over again". :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
    i know it´s a lie, a reset to the counter is not a reset to the recovery, but it´s very frustrating indeed.

    i will keep doing cold showers daily. they are part of my life now and i don´t know if someday i will stop. man, they give this boost of energy, peace and mental clarity, it´s amazing :). i think everybody here already takes them, but if not, then go for them bros. it´s a gift from Heavens :). check Wim Hof for detailed instructions ;)

    so, that´s my plan for the future bros. Wish me luck :)

    Have a good day :)
     
  19. Resilience 16

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  20. Resilience 16

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    Can anyone please tell me how do I enter more than two links in my signature?
     

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