The Lord of the Rings Challenge

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  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. LiveLifeInABetterWay

    LiveLifeInABetterWay Fapstronaut

    Day 7 in the lord of the Rings challenge. At the moment it's time for me to go to bed, because I have to wake up in 6 hours again. It was a good day as usual on a sunday I attended church and later on I made myself a healthy green smoothie. I made skype call with my parents which was great, at the end we prayed for each other.

    In the afternoon I tried working on my puzzle with 3000 pieces. Dinner I enjoyed with my flatmates and later on I went upstairs to colour and listening to a book called divorce from C.S. Lewis. Love this author. Now I was reading through some postings and I am glad that so many have joined, rejoined or remained on our challenge, it means that more and more want to stopp walking in this dangerous and destroying path.

    I had some urges just half an hour ago but stayed focused on reading the posts on this challenge.

    I hope I will fall asleep soon.

  2. kaerhal

    kaerhal Fapstronaut

    Day 23

    Today marks my longest streak in ‘hard’ mode, and in another 20 days I will have beaten my streak record - although this time it will count for a lot more as I wouldn’t have been fishing or edging.

    I’ve been very tired and very busy today, no opportunity to relapse and thankfully when thoughts did creep in late this evening I managed to allow them to pass over me. Only a couple of days away from Amon Sûl and then it’s not long until Rivendell!
  3. stronaut2021

    stronaut2021 Fapstronaut

    Day 6. Near to stop being an Orc.

    This night I had two very vivid erotic dreams. And for the first time in my life I had a dream watching porn. Well and for the first time I managed to continue sleeping without MO. Also I could manage it the whole day.

    I have my hopes up
  4. Kairose

    Kairose Fapstronaut

    Congratulations! The first days are the hardest! Stay with your eyes open, you probably will keep getting urges after this for a few days. If you do, don't worry and stay strong! It will pass fast.
  5. Kairose

    Kairose Fapstronaut

    Day 171

    When I'm alone, and could potentially watch P, I have sometimes this involuntary thoughts that come to my mind, thankfully they're so weak that can't get even close to become an urge. It's really dumb, like:

    *I'm alone in my room about to search something in YouTube

    My brain: - let's search for H
    *I'm like: bit*c please.
    *Then answer:
    - nope, we're not searching that sh*t
    *Or I'm like:
    - why the F you keep asking, we won't.
    *Then I proceed to search what I was going to lol.

    It's anoying, to say the truth. I believe it's the result of years feeding that habit. Maybe I can do something to reduce and eliminate those thoughts?
  6. nerdy_owl

    nerdy_owl Fapstronaut

    Relapsed!!!! today and yestarday :(. waaaaaaaaaaaaaa. Nagzul again. Tomorrow I wiil start exercise again, I paused that because I was taking care about my health (I had covid the last week), but I will start again tomorrow. I dont want to relapse again. I know that I can do it.

    CALM IN SUFFERING Fapstronaut

    Day 41 comple, all good.

    I tried it twice. It frees you from shyness and social fears a bit.
  8. MS PBH

    MS PBH Fapstronaut

  9. Talz

    Talz Fapstronaut

    Day 1: Orc (The spell of porn is strong in you)

    I feel that last entry was lengthy, but a bit stale. This one comes from the heart.

    I’m tired after being on my feet all day at work… non-stop walking! What really got me though is a lack of sleep and a feeling that my vibe was really off. I felt really insecure around the girls as usual. It’s come back stronger though. I feel like I just creep some of them out. My fears and insecurities surrounding the opposite gender are substantial enough to really fuck up my vibe towards them.

    I started to loosen up towards the end of the shift though. I had a nice, but brief chat with a co-worker about all the crazy people that shop at the store. I ended up talking to another one a good bit too.

    Me and the later co-worker seem to have a lot in common and are coming at the world from a similar position. She’s very awake which is rare for someone in my city, let alone a girl of her age. She really sees through the lies in a world built on them. This makes her very refreshing to talk to and I can’t help but play the mental game of whether she likes me or not. This is an endless cycle I get into with girls I like. It only happens with one girl at a time, too. The most common piece of evidence they don’t like me is: “oh my god, they don’t give me obsessive and undivided attention every waking moment I am around them even if they are busy with another task such as you know… their job or something like that”. It’s like my brain is trying to disqualify me so that I shy away and don’t face the danger it seems to think women represent. It also seems to demand someone make me the center of their world and me them

    If I look at it from a positive angle there is often a lot of evidence that they do like me. I’m getting a bit better at scanning for that I think. I got what I thought were some body language cues from her, but I’m no expert at reading them. I will just say that she does a rapid singular hair preen at certain key moments during conversation. Does this mean she thinks the stakes are high because possible rejection is on the table? I also catch her looking at me sometimes which could be significant because “the eyes never lie”. I was lightly studying female body language for awhile to help me clue into this stuff and help break the negative narratives. I should return to that and sharpen my abilities there.

    In terms of the nofap journey I have completed the first day and become an Orc. These early benchmarks are starting to mean a bit more again. I think that’s a good thing. I couldn't sleep much last night so I got up and started doing affirmations: “I don’t need porn.” That is a message that covers every inch of a page in my notebook. I’ll do it again before bed. I also sent my accountability partner a message on WhatsApp. It feels good to get this train moving again!

    My psoriasis is acting up… It’s correlated with things like stress and cold weather, so it makes sense right now. I’ll shave in the shower and hope applying the expired skin cream I have helps. If you don't know, the skin on my face starts to flake once in awhile.
  10. Dissolve_The_Ego

    Dissolve_The_Ego Fapstronaut

  11. Rubzi

    Rubzi Fapstronaut

    Streaks are getting longer. But the peaking/fishing still remains and i will hold true to the promises i made myself

    Day 0 - Nazgul,
    The Dark Tower Barad-Dûr
  12. Retentionistheway

    Retentionistheway Fapstronaut

  13. IveWastedMyTime

    IveWastedMyTime Fapstronaut

  14. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    That is of course if you are doing great things habitually. Mediocrity and settling for less are habits too.
  15. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    Pray, meditate and relocate to new environment if you can.;)
  16. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    I’m just checking in on you buddy. I assume since we haven’t seen you in a few days that this slip has turned into a slide. Just know that you are important to a lot of people in this group and we are anxiously waiting on your return. Please don’t let this temporary setback define you. You have what it takes to beat this thing but you have to get back to day one. I’m praying for your return.
  17. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

  18. Chi405

    Chi405 Fapstronaut

  19. Kairose

    Kairose Fapstronaut

    Probably your last fight before becoming a warrior! You will be worthy of your title!

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