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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.
  1. I will win!!!

    I will win!!! Fapstronaut

    Bro you just don't know how precious that 451 counter is, no matter what happens, even in worst scenario, don't break that streak, ask me how precious that no. is who barely gone beyond 25 days since a year.
  2. I will win!!!

    I will win!!! Fapstronaut

    Don't break it! The net of p is so tight that once trapped, it needs millions of tons of hardwork to get rid of it again, just remove or limit yourself from social media if it is risking you.
  3. I will win!!!

    I will win!!! Fapstronaut

    Thank you! But what you do when you get surge of urges after waking up from a wet dream, it's very difficult to handle that.
  4. I will win!!!

    I will win!!! Fapstronaut

    Thanks for your advice :D
  5. appreciate that bro
  6. Day 2

    Urges are fine though the occasional bad thought pops up, but nothing I haven't already dealt with.

    Only downside today is that my energy levels is pretty low today so I had to skip workout; took my dog out for a walk, thinking it might help, it didn't, so I'm gonna call it an early day and get some extra sleep.
  7. God_in_hell

    God_in_hell Fapstronaut

    Day 2
    No urges
    Lot of work
    But there is lot depression
    Any valuable suggestions get out of this trauma?
  8. i89rt5

    i89rt5 Fapstronaut

    It's been a rough few weeks. I'm hoping I will finally be able to regain some footing this month.


    day 1- no O
    day 0 - No M & self stimulation
    day 1 - No P / Psub / addiction-induced arousal
  9. Lone Skeleton

    Lone Skeleton Fapstronaut

  10. crazyhorse11

    crazyhorse11 Fapstronaut

    Low dopamine in week two. Two lateish nights not keeping to my sleep commitments and flying down the faster scale through anxiety, ticked off and exhausted within the space of two days. It is the usual triggers of vanity/ over confidence, then the shock at all the tasks ahead followed by procrastination etc... No urges yet due to flatline but I am subconsciously building the same mental cage that I will then need escape from. Today I will break down the cage - humility, slow down, chip away at tasks, go for a walk, mindful breathing
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2022
  11. metamorphosed

    metamorphosed Fapstronaut

  12. daddyG1981

    daddyG1981 Fapstronaut

  13. Ready to Stop

    Ready to Stop Fapstronaut

    Day 35 no PMO. My wife gets home tonight and I’m excited to have her back. Yesterday I had the urge to lay around the house all day but I resisted and dragged myself to work. I also went on a 1 hour walk outside and the leaves were blowing off the trees and falling all around me. I even caught a few. It was a very relaxing experience.
  14. ModernTeen Brahmachari

    ModernTeen Brahmachari Fapstronaut

    Day 7 ! And I am determined to complete this NNN. Today I am going to complete my work of attending 1 lecture seriously and then completing study of Human health and diseases chapter. Then I am going to revise the current curriculum of Chemistry or complete my Physics notes.
    Lets Go Baby !!!!
  15. Redemptionisrequired

    Redemptionisrequired Fapstronaut

    Checking in Fellowship friends!

    114 Days Free of PMO.

    Good rest overall, I have a few things to tackle on the schedule today. I would like to get in at least 30 mins of meditation today. I have a few things coming up with the next week or so and I know in the back of my mind there is a bit of apprehension. Things that could be a real game changer for me, we shall see. I intend to remind myself of the below stoic quote, over the course of the week.

    "Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it if you have to , with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." -Marcus Aurelius

    Stay Strong!

    My brother, this concerns me a bit, "If I fully relapse". Perhaps I'm wrong, and I hope that I am. It seems you are planning on giving in to the relapse, a pull from the O you had due to facebook. If it is shame that pulls you away from us, please do not feel that way. There is no judgment in this fellowship, we are here to support one another through a common ailment. Do your best, reflect on what you've achieved and why you've achieved it. I wish you the best my brother, know there is always a place for you here.

    It's not the day counter itself that is precious, it is what our brother has achieved through those 450 days that are precious. Making the days count, rather than counting the days.

    You can wash your face with cold water, sit out of your bedroom to meditate and observe the sensations in your body while the urges are around. Once they pass, and they will, you go back to bed.

    @Paul S. Do your best to do the opposite of isolating, you will feel better. Not immediately, but in the aftermath of actually doing something social. This may help alleviate some of what you feel.

    @crazyhorse11 Guard your sleep as much as you can, if you fail to do so it will scale all withdrawal and low-dopamine feelings that you are currently experiencing. As with anything else, remember, it is not permanent just a small part of the journey. Sit and observe, do not resist as best as you can.
  16. Baki Hanma

    Baki Hanma Fapstronaut

    Brother, According to my knowledge Facebook is worthless social website. I think brother engaging leisure time activity with friends better than connecting online. Anyway brother Don't leave this forum brother, keep in touch. Because we know we can get information, motivation from here. Because I think This is the Only way to defeat PMO brother.:emoji_sparkling_heart:
  17. Baki Hanma

    Baki Hanma Fapstronaut

    I also feel that brother.
  18. icebreaker p

    icebreaker p Fapstronaut

    What healthy options do you have (now or still after your holidays are over) to make you feel better?
    I suggest
    1. exercise
    2. social interactions
    3. going outside and look for new experiences (maybe with the planned intention to talk to someone or several people)
    4. clean something up, finish a chore or bring in order something that annoys you
    5. art, education, learning something new, creative activities
    6. cook or have a good meal, eat deliciously
    Don't overwhelm yourself of course. The point is not to overthink but to go into action. When you choose an activity, don't be only idealistic but consider dopamine - you don't want a rush of dopamine out of a no-effort action, but rather you want to get dopamine out of many little things that make sense, like when you not just clean up endlessly but finish a certain task or achieve a realistic goal or get a positive feedback that you may not have expected but comes naturally when you go out and talk to people, for example.
    Of course it's also a good idea to eat a banana or listen to a nice piece of music to boost dopamine a little.

    Although it's most of the time not possible to think one out of a bad mood, mind your own thougths and reinforce positive thoughts and question or let go negative thoughts.

    Here is one positive thought for you: even if you go through a deep valley now, this is just for a short while. You'll feel much better soon.
    And as for dopamine: the longer you refrain from using things like p to create these artificial high dopamine spikes, the more your dopamine receptors will heal and multiply and over time your baseline level of dopamine will rise, which means you'll feel generally better, without any high dopaminergic activites even!

    One more good tip, because it came to my mind while writing: we can go to others and do something for them. For example, simply treating somebody to lunch. Or we can buy a poor man something to eat. Just applying benevolence can be an effective way to deal with urges and boost our mood.

    Be it with social activities or what we do alone - all these things can entail new good activites. We should try to come into a positive feedback look that spirals us out of self-pity and into life! Or we may need a rest and then do the next positive thing and so on.

    And one last hint: when we don't feel like exercise, we need it the most and should kick our asses and try the just-do-it approach or the at-least-for-one-minute approach.
  19. Baki Hanma

    Baki Hanma Fapstronaut

    Day 190
    Be a sad winner Not a sad loser
  20. icebreaker p

    icebreaker p Fapstronaut

    Great insight Redemptionisrequired! This is the crucial point.
    @Kairose, if you have relapse in mind or not, I want to underline that you didn't relapse. To "fully relapse" would mean, that you go back to those behaviors that you have have left for over a year now. There is no half relapse. The question is rather technical: was this a reset? Do you need to reset because of what happened.

    From what you tell us, I take that you didn't react in a ideal way when confronted with the porn or porn subs on facebook. You probably didn't close it immediately, you somehow stimulated yourself or whatever. But it could be much worse. This wasn't worst case, was it?

    With long abstinence come a lot of rewiring and healing but unfortunately the brain remembers all the old pathways and I can imagine that your brain reacted to those images that suddenly appeared on the screen with a lot of dopamine and adrenalin.

    This wasn't a setback it was a new challenge!
    You don't go on p sites but it still can happen that you are seeing p by accident. You can never fully exclude this possibility, as long as you have to seeing eyes and live in the modern world.
    So again it is all about your reaction and how you handle the feelings. Especially at hard times.
    Since you have been clean for 450+ days I'm sure you can. You are probably just shell-shocked because of this event which you didn't calculated in.

    My proposal is that you count on and don't reset your counter
    . Because after all you have dealed with the situation and you've been accountable. And you have gotten rid of masturbation as an habit. Even if after so many days this natural reaction happened when you haven't been in control for a short time.