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. ShikiP

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    Buying in to this challenge. Has been a tough few weeks but with hope and strength I know I can do this. I hope this time I have changed enough. Day 0.
     
  2. kaerhal

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    Day 4

    Got up early and went swimming this morning, feels great to exercise again - I’ve realised that I now quite enjoy getting up around 6/7am so that I have time to myself before work, just means I have to go to bed earlier!

    Limited urges today which was nice, I’ve started eating breakfast in the mornings again which reduces my cravings throughout the day and helps me stay level-headed.
     
  3. LuckyMan

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    Checking in, but too tired to think clearly so getting offline :)
     
  4. Talz

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    Thanks for the response. It's true that there is a huge discrepancy between how I want my life and how it is now. Yes I just gotta keep plotting forward towards what I really want. I'll keep going man, thanks for the wise observation.
     
  5. Talz

    Talz Fapstronaut

    Yeah that's what I was thinking. I experienced a certain amount of this last time too, but not quite as bad. It'll pass. Thank you for the tips.
     
  6. Talz

    Talz Fapstronaut

    Day 7: One Week!

    Glad to have made it to one week; that's been hard for me these days. Tomorrow is Uruk-Hai time!

    Unfortunately I still don't feel very good. My head still hurts, low energy/motivation... I think it's just the phase of the streak I'm in and I'm just gonna ride it. I mean how good is an Orc supposed to feel? They're sure grumpy all the time.
     
  7. MS PBH

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  8. NutMaster777

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    Lol, I thought this challenge was meant to be as in Yuri Van Gelder “Lord of the Rings”
     
  9. til_im_free

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    Day 12

    Happy 2022 for everyone! I just came back from the trip, it was awsome. Feeling fresh for this new year, even though I still need to plan in a little better.
     
  10. Day 6 complete!

    More time to play in the snow today with my younger brother and sisters, as well as some time spent shoveling the dang stuff too. It'll stick around for a couple more days, but the roads are mostly clear now, so tomorrow I'll be able to get back to church. Looking forward to that. Meditating at home just isn't the same. My commitment to daily cold showers has also been slacking the past three days. My energy levels have felt really low, and hot showers seem to do a much better job energizing me than cold ones. I've always preferred things hot--it's why summer is my favorite season! Anyway, this streak has been surprisingly good for lack of urges. Some streaks are painful and difficult from the moment they begin and some are a breeze. I have no idea why. All this means now is that I need to be extra careful for when the urges do appear.
    I understand what you mean, friend. Remember that we are making this change in our lives of getting rid of PMO so that we can be free. Sometimes, we need to become free from more than just PMO too. What are some healthy, constructive things that you enjoy doing? Do you have any hobbies that make you feel fulfilled. You mentioned cooking a meal; is that something you like to do? Part of this journey, especially at the beginning, is celebrating small victories. Being proud of yourself is important, as long as it's genuine, but the good news is there are plenty of little things we can do to give ourselves a sense of accomplishment. It can be something as simple as sweeping the floor, or leaving your phone inside while you take a walk around the building.
     
  11. PeaceOnEarth108

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  12. Rubzi

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    Day 2 - Orc, The Dark Tower Barad-Dûr
     
  13. Don80

    Don80 Fapstronaut

    DAY ONE. Orc. Back and forth. Back and forth.
     
  14. IveWastedMyTime

    IveWastedMyTime Fapstronaut

    checkin' in Day 8 - finally Im an Uruk!!
    Urges are still high today... not easy to stay focused
     
  15. Don80

    Don80 Fapstronaut

    That's the worst thing about nofap. When you start to feel better, such mood hits you. Then my mind begins to wonder which state is better. I compiled a list of relapse side effect and I'm gonna read it anytime I have an urge because when the urge comes - my mind goes blank. Not this time. @IveWastedMyTime stay strong. The more success stories on this forum, the better.
     
  16. IveWastedMyTime

    IveWastedMyTime Fapstronaut

    Thx for this information, can you share the list pls?
     
  17. CALM IN SUFFERING

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    Day 22 complete!

    No phishing. I descidet to not look at girls profiles on facebook or linkedin at all, unless I really need to.

    It’s a great tip, thank you. I will use them as least as possible.
     
  18. Retentionistheway

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    Day 4. Patiently waiting to reach day 9-10. That's when I start become focused and my emotions atart stabilizing. Post that I've observed it only just becomes about getting thjngs done.

    Today I'll try to take things slow and finish some work.

    Prev streak record: Day 4 of 7 (No sexual Thoughts/Fantasy/ Voluntary Self Arousal/ Viewing any Triggering content)
    Just started my day. I saw the morning sunshine for the first time in so so long. It was a beautiful feeling.

    Next day:
    Day 5 of 7 (No sexual Thoughts/Fantasy/ Voluntary Self Arousal/ Viewing any Triggering content)
    It was an eventful day. Full of stress, which is just another opportunity to practice further detachment from sentiments.

    End if day: Quite proud of what I accomplished despite being Day 4. I should be able to get more done tomorrow. Good night!
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2022
  19. Don80

    Don80 Fapstronaut

    That's my most personal post.
    Side effects that happen the next day:
    -feeling groggy, light-headed, feel like passing out
    -can't focus, waste energy on recovery (beating myself, guilty conscience), can't keep up with my daily to-do list
    -feeling dirty, clothes seem smelly,
    -keeping secrets from the rest of the world leads to low self-esteem, it shows
    -irritability, which often lead to rows at home
    -depression, anxiety, hopelessness, feel like crying
    -headaches all day

    Long-term effects
    -wasted time and energy, which could be used more productively
    -deterioration in marriage
    -deterioration in family relations
    -low self-esteem, depression, anxiety -->the worst of everything
    -negative impact on health: insufficient sleep, sitting too long; tiredness seen on the eyes, face, skin
    -danger of humiliation from being caught in the act or anyone find out
    -shutting out from the rest of the world, increased isolation, feeling lonely
    -sex problems - as someone put it nicely -> Everything happens before, during or after your PMO.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2022
  20. IveWastedMyTime

    IveWastedMyTime Fapstronaut

    Thx for this list! Sadly it came too late for me :(
    I relapsed and it feels as you described now. I already had 8 days damn -.-
    I will use ur list to write me my own ... I need to write down and integrate this things...
    Much regards to you, that you shared such personal thing!
    Damn I rly need to reflect on what made me relapse today...
     

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