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

    15 vote(s)
  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

    0 vote(s)
  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

    5 vote(s)
  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

    6 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    I heard one story from someone saying it will at least take up to 11 years to break the addiction. For my case, that is not enough because I am running out of time. Just takes time as I say to myself though.
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2022
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  2. ShieldofFaith

    ShieldofFaith Fapstronaut

    Day 5- Nothing remarkable. Started re-reading the Lord of the Rings as a nice side hobby and it's definitely going to be time consuming. Trying to focus more on my projects than on PMO
  3. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    33 days hard mode check in. Got a new job today. I had mentioned I hated the new job I started. It got worse. Found a better one. Life is good.
    Been noticing how much better I am connecting with people. People seam to really like me and I like people so much more. I also just naturally stand up for myself. Been a few times now where I just fired back right away. I am not taking anything from anybody. It’s crazy. This is so good. Praise God.
  4. PeaceOnEarth108

    PeaceOnEarth108 Fapstronaut

  5. Day 0 complete.

    I don't know what happened. Everything was going very well, I was getting ready for bed, and then I opened up my computer and browsed pornographic images for about 30 minutes. When an image failed to load I had just enough of a distraction to put that away, but then I MO'd a couple minutes later. It's like my brain was completely turned off. There was no realization or even acknowledgement of what I was doing.

    Checking in to report a relapse every 5 days is so tedious. I've reached a point, in fact I've been here for quite some time, when I am no longer making any progress with NoFap. How do I gain more awareness? What are some ways to practice awareness? If I wasn't so dang tired I'd be feeling super depressed and discouraged right now but I don't even have the energy for that.

    St. Joseph of Cupertino, pray for us!
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  6. Hi Guys,

    Checking in, I've noticed that I don't have any strategy to fight porn addiction. So I need to create one.
    Like 'abstain from the PMO' is not a real strategy, I need to change my habits, instead of watching porn I need to change my routine to more healthy alternatives.

    Also I'm interested why particularly porn is my substance of choice, not drugs or cigarettes nor alcohol, yes, each of this addiction gives you dopamine rush, but somehow we preferred porn instead of other addictions, I believe it's connected to what porn gives us, for me it's a socialization, when I feel lonely it seams like I'm less lonely at the time of watching porn. So I need to work on my social skills, I honestly don't have any close friends.

    I've found particularly great course on the addiction topic, it's free and it's on youtube. The guy talks on how to change the habit routine, we would never erase our habits, but we can change the routines, so instead of watching porn we can do something more healthier. I only watched first 5 minutes video, and already understand, that I was fighting this addiction already for six years, and never had a strategy.

  7. PeaceOnEarth108

    PeaceOnEarth108 Fapstronaut

    You're probably aware of this already but keeping trying is already a good virtue. You're already creating merit and doing what's right just by trying and doing your best. If we suceed or not is not as important as keeping struggling. For the benefit of others, optimally.

    CALM IN SUFFERING Fapstronaut

    Day 69 complete

    I am sticking to my wife to support her. There is a lot of preparations to be done for the funeral. I looked into 9gag when I had free time to see some girls and I did, this website uses to be blocked on my old phone, I will check if I can block them on android
  9. newbobido

    newbobido Fapstronaut

    page 1500!
    once again I would just like to thank @RiseToGreatness. you've created an amazing supporting community.

    I'm currently on day 2. I've decided to start waking up 30 minuets earlier everyday so I can have a littlie bit of time to work on nofap in the morning. I want to start journaling and reading more about the reboot. so far so good. this has been the best month of the year for me so far with 13 clean days to 3 PMO days. my silver line about not having a perfect clean August is that I still have enough time to have two weeks clean before the end of the month.
  10. LLOYYD

    LLOYYD Fapstronaut

    Day 17

    In my mind, constantly seeing some of the adult stars along with adult scenes I have seen in the past. That is kind of unpleasant.
    Yes, I want it. No not the Pron. The women. But I will resist. I still need to train my mind more.

    I am wondering the more I hold on my Semen, then the more people will start hating me. For no reason! Even when I mind my own business.

    "Their looking at me and they don't like me"

    Don't be like this forever. Or it will be too late. Reminder to myself as well.
    Keep on Fellowship!
    Last edited: Aug 17, 2022
  11. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    It sounds like you have a solid plan. Good luck over the 8 days. I have been wondering what you mean my “exposure”. Does that mean you expose your self to temptation on purpose? If so how does that work and what’s the theory behind it? I don’t think I know anything about that technique.
  12. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    Day 31 no PMO. Trip is still going good. I stayed up late last night talking with some of the guys so there was temptation to sleep in this morning and not do my morning routine but I went ahead and got up and I’m doing good now.
  13. Redemptionisrequired

    Redemptionisrequired Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship friends!

    36 Days Free of PMO.

    Thank you for your kind messages yesterday brothers. I feel better today, I had a good night sleep. I'm happy to report that my meeting went really well too.

    It's interesting because my mind will throw in PMO temptation, all to mask subduing my ailments from lingering symptoms of Vertigo (easily getting a headache and slight dizziness in certain resting positions). I get anxious that Vertigo itself will return. I suppose any seemingly overbearing symptoms drives me to desire the quick fix, which as well know is no fix at all. I will not give in.

    This path is not easy, but I know in my heart that it is the right way.

    First day alone, so far on track. My aim for today is exposure, workout, reading , meditation and work.

    Stay strong!

    @RiseToGreatness Thank you my dear brother. And the fact that you had a dream revolving around your wife as opposed to porn as awesome!!

    @Paul S. You are right my friend, I intend to keep that promise! Thank you for the reminder and the support. Let us both overcome our current challenge and grow from it, let us not give in to temptation of lies.

    @Ready to Stop Thank you for the support! I'm glad you asked that question brother. I do not mean exposure to temptation. I believe anyone who would do that is just acting upon the will of their addict mind. No good can come of that.

    What I mean by exposure, is expanding my comfort zone. Exposure to the things that makes me feel uneasy, fearful and anxious. The reasoning behind that, is to teach myself that I am capable. Honing the skill of courage in the face of uncertainty and discomfort. When we face our fears, big or small, there is a compound effect that occurs. It makes us braver and more confident on a larger scale. One day, I'll write a more detailed post about what these fears are and at that time hopefully from "are" it will be "were".
  14. Kratos_GOW

    Kratos_GOW Fapstronaut

    Checkin in. Hope yall doing great
  15. Anas778

    Anas778 Fapstronaut

  16. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship!

    Strong urges (for sex) yesterday afternoon, which i believe were connected to fatigue. But it didn't seemed a withdrawal fatigue, i think it was more connected to my morning run.

    Usually i run until feel fatigue, but i will try just to run to feel energized, and gradually increase that time until a optimum lengh. I will not push myself, because starting the day already tired is not a good omen -_-

    Other than that, im feeling good, my vacations are going well. lots of family moments, reading, hang in the caffeteria, sightseeing... all relaxing fun :)

    Withdrawal is still merciless. today i woke up with a strong leg pain, but since i'm in vacations all is good anyway :D :D but anxiety is low though!

    Nothing more to add brothers. Checking out!

    @Redemptionisrequired takes it from here ;)

    "exposure, is expanding my comfort zone. Exposure to the things that makes me feel uneasy, fearful and anxious. The reasoning behind that, is to teach myself that I am capable. Honing the skill of courage in the face of uncertainty and discomfort. When we face our fears, big or small, there is a compound effect that occurs. It makes us braver and more confident on a larger scale"
  17. nerdy_owl

    nerdy_owl Fapstronaut

    10 days
    Low urges yestarday, I worked almost all the day.

    Today I didn't sleep well, but I worked out and took a cold shower at least. I'm preparing my cup of coffee :)

    Keep strong my brothers.
  18. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    34 days hard mode. Nice. I think a major game changer was when I stopped fearing my urges. Whenever I had urges I would panic. Which would cause more urges, which would cause more panic. This continued over and over again. When I have images pop into my head I don’t fear it. I feel the feelings but don’t dwell on them. I was like a hamster on a wheel. My sexuality and feelings are not to be feared. Suppressed or jumped upon. It is about integration. One day when I am healthy I can be blessed with the gift of a beautiful lady to love and cherish. In Gods time.
  19. Baki Hanma

    Baki Hanma Fapstronaut

    Day 112
    Brothers, Today I have a tiny question . What are the extra-curricular activities and qualifications that required to join Harvard University or other popular universities? These days I am finding some information about it. If anyone who know about it can tell me some information.....This is my new hobby......Good night!
  20. SSS Vision

    SSS Vision Fapstronaut

    Day 5 check in. Days PMO-free in 2022: 220 out of 229.

    Fighting urges today; checking in to refocus.

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