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%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. ListenPaul

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    Day 0 monk mode journey. End of the day.

    I was tempted again. But didn't do anything this time. Maybe I came back to right mindset. So, yes, I am checking in every day. Two times. Seems tedious, but it is necessary. I don't know if this will help. But if I relapse, I will know for sure, that this happened not because of lack of accountability. :) Probably I didn't write last sentence correctly because I am so bad in English tenses. Our languages are so different that most of the times I am guessing or just writing what sounds nice for me. Anyway, I hope you get what I mean.
     
  2. Onan the Barbarian

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    Day 1

    Back on the trail! Seems many of us have been slipping, I wonder if the increasing shortness of daytime has any effect on that?

    Man, I am tired today, despite eight hours of sleep. I really haven't done most of what I wanted to today, and, worse, haven't really kept on my schedule. I still have some hours left, though, and I hope to use them to their fullest.

    Examining the last week or so, I think I've been too undisciplined w/ social media and internet browsing. I like to read mostly political and philosophical stuff, not pornographic stuff, but still I think this is bad for my attention span and causes me to be less productive.

    Let's try to forgive ourselves the slips we've had and head strong into the coming holidays, eh?
     
  3. Revanthegrey

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    I'm back , the pmo maybe won this battles but not the war.
     
  4. Redemptionisrequired

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    I'm glad to hear you're back and open, there is not judgement here my friend. We are all here to destroy our own dreaded ring. May I suggest downloading cold turkey if it is in your means. You need to pay for it, but you can add websites even while the blocker is running. This way, for the porn games you mention, you just block the website from which you download it, have it run 24/7 7 days a week in a separate scheduled block. This way you know you can't touch or add the password feature and give it to a trusted friend or family member.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2021
  5. Redemptionisrequired

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    Thank you, my friend! I'm glad that you find them helpful and I will continue to add my reflections here. Yes, keeping myself accountable here, reading your posts and speaking with you all brings inspiration to further the quest to destroy this damned ring that is PMO addiction. I'm grateful for this challenge and I'm grateful that our friend @RiseToGreatness has made it.


    Thank you, my friend! I honoured by such inspiration, I hope to continue to help with guidance as I may. I learn from all of you as well and for that I am truly grateful. There is always hope while the fellowship remains true ! You can do this, you have made tremendous progress.
     
  6. Redemptionisrequired

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    By admitting to the reset, you have kept true to your word. Well done, I mentioned this in response to @RiseToGreatness too, look into purchasing cold turkey if it is in your means. It may be useful to block out key search words and phrases. It can be very useful early on in the journey.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2021
  7. Ozi

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  8. AlternativeFalcon01

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  9. BloomWasTaken

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    Day 1
    sorry I didn't post about my relapse yesterday

    The sun actually came out today so I've been feeling pretty good today. Had a meeting with my boss about 2 big projects that I'm now working on. Compared to how I've been usually feeling this winter today has been good.

     
  10. MS PBH

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  11. CALM IN SUFFERING

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  12. That's a nice new avatar you have there!

    Yes porn games are very addictive indeed. Also be careful what role you play in these games because some are especially wicked or fetish-related. Are you playing computer games in general? If not, I would try to find some nice game that isn't sexual or triggering that you can play when the urge hits you to play porn games. Maybe you just want to wander through another world, play a character, make decisions. That's totally fine!
    When you get restless and you're searchless more and more for "the right game" that is a sign that you must calm your mind. Try to find just one game that you really can get into (if you decide to play). Try to ignore or calm the feeling of "this isn't enough" when you're playing. Rather be patient. If it's too boring you can just quit it. But the most exciting game will most likely be a porn game. As long as the mind is addicted to it.

    Anyway, have fun :D
     
  13. I'm an orc again. For a moment I thought I'm on day 6, but it's day 1 (because of mo)
    As for P everything's fine. Every day seems easy. But today could be some of that days ... better to be careful than sorry
     
  14. Talz

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    Day 13

    I got things to say... But maybe I'll save it for tomorrow. The main point is I made it through another day, although I think the victories ring a bit hallow these days. My conviction isn't completely back after all and I think part of me just wants to relapse. I know that'll just set me back more though.

    I originally just wanted to beat pied and learn how to have better relationships with women. I'm sure it's behind my ED (at least I hope that's all it is). It just annoys and concerns me that even after completing 90 days that wasn't enough to fix the problem. Granted I did relapse and binge a bit prior, and it was with a pretty abusive ex so I don't know... Those things might have mattered. I have a fear now that nofap can't help me with this problem, and that's affecting my motivation I think.

    I just shouldn't have relapsed to begin with. I'm frustrated to be retracing my steps still and feel like I ended up making no progress. That can't be true though as 13 days used to seem like a massive streak to me. I couldn't make it through a day for much of my life (heck even only once a day was impossible it had to be a bunch), and I did this pretty easily compared to before. The addiction has been considerably (and I mean considerably) weakened compared to what it was, so my quest here on this forum must have done something.

    Maybe it's just that nofap doesn't excite me anymore. I think I used to get a dopamine rush from getting streak numbers I never thought I could get. When I'm lacking in motivation I know I just need to buckle down and be consistent though, so I won't give up. Guess I ended up saying a certain amount anyway.
     
  15. Rubzi

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    Day 24 - Hobbit, the village of Bree
     
  16. modern milarepa

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  17. Ready to Stop

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    Day 269 no PMO. I spent a lot of time Tuesday worrying about a work situation where I didn’t want to have to interact with certain coworkers. I got myself all worked up and a friend told me to just stop worrying about it because the situation likely would resolve itself and sure enough it did. I spent a lot of time worrying for nothing. I need to find a way to just relax and let things play out as usually things work out ok in the end.
     
  18. ListenPaul

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    Day 1 monk mode journey.

    Keeping my promise to check in here every day. 2 times. Now is the first one.

    I don't have much time for this report because I have to participate in an online course soon.

    Day started ok. I got up on time. Already had my walk in the park. I am almost prepared for the course.

    On the other hand. I feel low. Maybe due to yesterday's reset, maybe due to misty weather.

    And on the third hand ;), I feel enthusiastic. Because I feel sense of new start and new hope.

    So lots of feelings today. But feelings aside I just have to do what I believe is right.

    Thank you @crazyhorse11 and @Redemptionisrequired for supportive messages. Means a lot.

    See you all in the evening!

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    1. Daily checking in here. Two times a day.
    2. Healthy rewards for reaching specific amount of days.
    3. Keeping my going to sleep and waking up times stable.
     
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2021
  19. newbobido

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    Day 1
    Started going to the office, first time I've actually went to work in an office in over two years, feels so weird.
    But at least now I'm not alone all day long.

    It's even wireder to have a job that includ watching random adult images at work now that I do it in an open space office.
    I had to sit and watch random pics of gay porn (I'm not even gay), and that was just so embarrassing... the cleaning lady walked around and I just felt like the crippiest person in the world... that is the least aroused I've ever been in front of porn:Do_O
     

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