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. SSS Vision

    SSS Vision Fapstronaut

    PMO forms nuerological pathways, ruts in our mental roads that can take time to smooth out. Think of it like having grooves or furrows in your brain from repeating the same cycle of overstimulation and neurochemical release over and over. These are deep channels that your thoughts will be drawn to like wheels on the wagon of your mental processes. Your urges will also be drawn to these channels because they are physiological as well as mental. That is why PMO is so addictive, and so hard to break completely free from. At first, you might make your daily trek down the road of your routines (work, school, family, friends, recreation, pastimes, eating, sleeping, and other activities) and struggle to find anywhere that does NOT have PMO ruts you need to avoid. But over time, the ruts get filled in with positive habits, emotions, thoughts, and relationships. That's why we reboot, to give our life roads a chance to even out and get some repaving and guardrails. After being PMO-free for a while, you may go days or weeks without stumbling into one of these ruts. But some may remain for years before your brain chemistry and habituation are rewired to make the path smoother, and even then, you won't ever be completely immune to the lures of PMO because we evolved to respond to procreative opportunities a certain way. Your nature makes you susceptible to becoming aroused by sexual stimuli. Pornography overstimulates those responses, Masturbation intensifies the neurochemical reaction to them, and Orgasm provides short term reward feedback to the whole system.

    The good news is that you are on the path to freedom from PMO ruling over you. It may be discouraging to be told that the road is long to recovery, and you may never forget those images and feelings completely, but you CAN become the master of your mind and decide what thoughts and images you entertain. Uninvited lustful thoughts may pop up on the stage of our mind, and unwelcome PMO urges and arousal may hit you out of nowhere, but breath deeply, acknowledge them as temporary things, and let them all leave as soon as they arrive. Tell them they are not part of the real you, are not welcome in your life, and let them slip past without so much anguish.

    That's my check in for today.
     
  2. SSS Vision

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    Love it. Carry on, brother!
     
  3. Slider8

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    Congratulations on turning into hobbit brother!

    Congratulations on becoming a grey wizard brother!
    ...and Godspeed to you both!
     
  4. Slider8

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  5. kaerhal

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    Day 62

    Still feeling very tired, combine that with a triggering scene from a new show I started watching and the urges were a struggle throughout the afternoon.

    Hopefully buying a car tomorrow, should be a good means of getting out the house a bit more and spending time away from my desk/phone.
     
  6. JEBF

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  7. Kairose

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    Awesome! One day at a time, we shall become white wizards and go even further.

    Congratulations brother, big step.
     
  8. 12ove

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    Trod on!
     
  9. Anon117

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    Back to Day 0 my lads. I know I can go further though now after going 8 days. Stay strong my bearded friends.
     
  10. Day 4 complete!

    @JEBF Congrats on the big milestone, but don't slacken your efforts by even one bit! Strength and honor!

    Again, no serious urges to speak of today, which is odd. I had one very brief flash to look at some old porn I've visited a few times before, likely triggered by visiting my parents at home: a place I've had many, many resets before. However, the urges was easily dismissed and I went on to something else. If I could see all of them coming that clearly, this would be a cakewalk. I do meditate, but not with the express intention of making myself stronger against PMO. I'm afraid that it would merely open up my mind to triggering thoughts and fantasies which I wouldn't have the strength to resist.

    St. Therese of Lisieux, pray for us!
     
  11. CALM IN SUFFERING

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    Day 80 complete.

    For some reason I feel great lately. I don’t do good in my work, I am not having the best relationship with my wife. But I feel that I can trust myself, I feel that I can bravely say to my boss and team that I didn’t finish the task and I also feel that I am ready to die for my country if Russia would attack us. Maybe it’s the new supplements that I am taking.

    Congrats @JEBF !
     
  12. Don80

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  13. PeaceOnEarth108

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    @JEBF Congratulations, keep going :)
     
  14. EpsilonDelta

    EpsilonDelta Fapstronaut

  15. Thanks a lot brother, your suggestion is truly beneficial for all over here ,specially me who is fighting a mental war with my very ownself, i will definitely win over this, i will give my best performance this time, i will never let down my self confidence...your advice is really appreciable , i was actually looking forward for this kind of therapeutic advice, which explains me the realities of mental suffering during the streaks, i am very much thankful to you...God bless you
     
  16. SSS Vision

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    Welcome to another dwarven companion!
     
  17. SSS Vision

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    You've got this. May you have patience in suffering, courage amidst foes, and hope despite struggles. We've got your back.
     
  18. JEBF

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    @Kairose with small steps we can achieve great miles! Let's go bro.

    @Gallade_Templar for sure comrade, one must remember that this path is constantly trying to bring you down, you must always choose to stay strong.

    @CALM IN SUFFERING and @PeaceOnEarth108, thank you both for your attention.
     
  19. Ready to Stop

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