The Lord of the Rings Challenge

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

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

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  2. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Fellowship of Nofap"

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  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

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  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

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  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

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  1. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    The number of posts seems to have gone down over the last 48 hours. I wonder if this is because this is the time of the year when everyone gives up on their New Year’s Resolution. Remember fellowship… this is not some dumb New Year’s Resolution… this is taking back control of your life. This is important!!! We can do this!!!
  2. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    It’s a Christian book about PMO. I think it was written a good many years back so some of the content/examples are out of date but overall I think it is a good book. Talked a lot about starving your eyes from all temptation.
  3. Chi405

    Chi405 Fapstronaut

  4. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship!! :)

    sorry for not replying on the last days, it´s my work project i told you about.

    being working in the morning, afternoon and night so this is getting very tiring. today, i need to accompany my father to the hospital so i´m not working on the project, only at night.

    well, the work is getting on me, and on the last days i slack my personal reboot motivation (reading memos), slack accountability, and last night before sleep i felt urges, porn thoughts crossing my mind, which lead to a moderate hesitation and disconfort. yellow flag! so today i decided first thing is to get back to the reboot procedures. i have read my personal memo and now doing accountability ;)

    being keeping my self-care habits running though, except for workouts, but i´m gonna that now ;)

    sorry for not being here Fellowship, but these days we got to give it all to comply the deadline.
    although i may not check with all your posts, i will try to do my own post.

    Have a great day!!!! :) Checking out.

  5. stronaut2021

    stronaut2021 Fapstronaut

    Starting this challenge!! Day 3 - Orc

    I have a doubt about cold showers. When you are talking about cold showers it includes countries with 4 seasons in winter? Where the water temperature can be 5ºC?
  6. stronaut2021

    stronaut2021 Fapstronaut

    I deleted the Instagram app for the same reason, avoid temptations
  7. Dissolve_The_Ego

    Dissolve_The_Ego Fapstronaut

    I'm in. I joined nofap today but this is by no means the beginning of my journey as I have been fighting this for too many years now. Hopefully this marks a new beginning in my journey.

    Day 1 - Nazgûl
  8. stronaut2021

    stronaut2021 Fapstronaut

    Go for it!!
  9. Revanthegrey

    Revanthegrey Fapstronaut

    day check
    A hobbit
    Reaching the 365 days this year.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2022
  10. nerdy_owl

    nerdy_owl Fapstronaut

    Thanks man for the advice, and yeah, that what exaclty how I relapsed, playing video games at nigth. I will follow your advice and I will regulate the play of them, specially at nigth.
  11. nerdy_owl

    nerdy_owl Fapstronaut

    Day 1! an Orc, keeping strogh!
  12. 12ove

    12ove Fapstronaut

    Day 75, trod on
  13. LuckyMan

    LuckyMan Fapstronaut

    @Kairose great tip, you also have a great streak to prove it works! :emoji_thumbsup:
  14. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    Day 68 checking in. All good,had a good day.:):emoji_hand_splayed:!
  15. Anas778

    Anas778 Fapstronaut

  16. Mat2401

    Mat2401 Fapstronaut

    Day 18 today. Major urges at the moment but staying strong!
  17. Redemptionisrequired

    Redemptionisrequired Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship Friends!

    Day 437 free of Porn and Day 365 free MO,

    I have reached a year since the last time I MOed. I'm grateful for everything I've experienced over the last year. I am grateful for this community, upon which we share a common path.

    I want to return to a topic I bring up fairly regularly, awareness of emotional turmoil, potential or even perceived trauma and any level of discomfort. We have access to such a wide variety of on demand, effortless distractions today. Each of which hacks an aspect of regular human interaction. Why work on yourself, whether that be socially, physically or mentally to attract a partner when you have access to a never ending selection online? Why take the time to learn a new skill, study, better yourself when you have access to an easy level up in a video game? Why work on your in person socials skills when you can spend your day in the sphere of social media, where you can portray a fake persona and be loved for it?

    Our brain gets accustom to gratification without effort, accustomed turns to dependent and dependent turns to self-destructive. In this matter we can say our brain can be quite silly, when left to its own devices. It's also intelligent, because deep down it knows that this form of gratification is empty and over long periods very harmful. All of the above habits, have been ingrained in us for a long time. Some of us are worse off than others (by that I mean some started at much younger ages and some on many more habits). I feel for the kids who will grow up with "meta world" being mainstream. It's going to be absolute mental health mayhem.

    Now I don't want people to get the wrong impression, I'm not trying advocate you all become luddites. I'm simply advocating for awareness, intent, caution and simplicity. If you are to use the internet, go on with intent beforehand. I mentioned emotional awareness before, notice when your brain pulls you towards any of the mediums above. Pay close attention in that moment, what is it that your brain wants you to stay clear from. It may be something as simple as boredom, or as complex as a traumatic trigger. This is something your brain has learned to escape from, rather than tackle. We can only escape for so long, at certain point these emotions overflow as no medium is strong enough to hold them at bay. This is where you work comes in, taking the reins of your brain back and staring at whatever that may be. This is where your healing truly begins.

    Stay strong my friends
  18. LuckyMan

    LuckyMan Fapstronaut

    @Redemptionisrequired awesome reflection. Thanks for the insight.
  19. kaerhal

    kaerhal Fapstronaut

    Day 20

    A long day indeed! I’ve been playing through The Witcher 3 and my conversation choices led to a ‘romance’ scene that I would rather have not seen - caused a lot more urges to plague me in the afternoon. I made the decision to avoid future romances in the game, but then to my surprise, I completed the game - it’s a brilliant story and left me feeling quite melancholy, but it has inspired me to continue my own writing which should prove to be a useful distraction from PMO urges.

    Had a curry night with some friends which was a nice milestone celebration for making it to 20 days - despite a rocky road I’ve made it safely to the village of Bree! Just as Aragorn warned the Hobbits, the journey doesn’t get any easier from here on - two more weeks and I’ve beaten my personal best!

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