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. e r i k _ s a t i e

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    4 days – A brave friend, Tom Bombadil, takes notice of your quest. He teaches you a rhyme to summon him if you fall into danger within his borders.

    Quest Aid – Song of Bombadil

    Another good day. Got out of bed quicker (still not straight away which is my goal) and felt focused and productive at work.

    Had the usual urges after work but I've found a really good technique to overcome them:

    It sounds silly, but when you have an urge, try saying to yourself out loud why you "should" PMO. I tried this earlier and it forced me to stop and rationalise and quickly realise how there were no good reasons for me to PMO.

    Looking forward to my first PMO-free weekend in weeks - productive *and* restful.

    Hope everyone has great weekends!

    @nerdy_owl I find the same, I've wasted so much time online (without relapsing) these past 4 days just because I've been craving the dopamine. I do find the longer you go without PMO the easier it gets though.
     
  2. Day- 1
    Title- Hobbit
    Weapon - Sting :emoji_zap:

    Today is my first day of no pmo. I fight the urges and stay on my path.With the sword at my side I shall slay the urges and orcs.
     
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  3. ModernTeen Brahmachari

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    Day 4
    Everything is going good. Was frustrated about covering my exam syllabus. 97 chapters in 183 days. But my parents supported and encouraged me. I will try my best to cover it.
    Do any of you guys know about the great scholar Swami Vivekananda? He was a perfect brahmachari and was able to memorize a book in the first read. He even memorize all the books of britannica. I should also strive daily to become a perfect brahmachari like him and many other great people of my country.
     
  4. breaking-myths

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    Day 51

    Driving lesson done first thing in the morning:emoji_boom:
     
  5. HE^MAN

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  6. PeaceOnEarth108

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  7. MS PBH

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  8. Relapsed. Well I don't feel that bad about it. I guess I must respect the addiction rather than arrogantly think I can win it easily. Anyways not feeling too bad, but gotta watch out that's it's only single relapse. I just don't want to involve my anger against the addiction, since that usually just breeds guilt, which helps nobody. Btw boredom seems to be connected to PMO, yesterday I did not do anything productive or fun.
     
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  9. crazyhorse11

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    Visiting family abroad - arrived late & had a late meal & v late to bed - dreams with triggers but really happy to say that I practised mindful breathing in my sleep which prevented nocturnal emissions. This is my new drug now - defeating bad habits!
     
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  10. NeverDefeated

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    Officially restarted now. This hobbit is on day 2. Good thing I have sting. Glows blue when porn forces are around. LOL Awesome!
     
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  11. Baki Hanma

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    Congratulations brother.
     
  12. Baki Hanma

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    Day 213
    This video was caught my eyes in the morning.
     
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  13. Redemptionisrequired

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    Checking in Fellowship Friends!

    137 Days Free of PMO

    The weekend is here and I will focus more on rest, I still intend to exercise and commit to my exposure. Bettering oneself is definitely difficult, but it is worthwhile.

    Stay Strong!

    @nerdy_owl and @e r i k _ s a t i e Try your best to replace them with more rewarding activities that last, as opposed to those minor jolts. I know its not easy. I've recently started implementing cold exposure in my shower. Even 20 seconds is said to help raise dopamine levels, there is a cut off at a certain point for how long it lasts, but it does not crash.

    @breaking-myths Congrats brother!

    @Valier(|[{<=>}]|) Welcome to the Fellowship!

    @sonic123rainbow You've identified one of your triggers brother, good work. Come up with a plan to alleviate your boredom differently. Pave the new path for yourself, rise again!

    @crazyhorse11 Seems like a proper drug of choice, hope you have a good time with your family!

    @NeverDefeated Let it carry you far on this round of the journey!
     
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  14. Diderik

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    Welcome, my friend, to the adventure of a lifetime! Make this a priority by doing productive things instead of PM.

    My technique is to work on quitting porn (P) primarily, though in this challenge it has to be both P and M, so I know that my counter reads 'porn' but I'm counting the PM days on my own just because there isn't the option to have two counters. I just keep track on an app on my phone where I enter the time I quit what I quit. I also have alcohol and other stuff like I'll eventually do sugar, et cetera. But the focus is, to me, what's important. I could try to quit 'everything' at once, but that just doesn't work for anyone. Some might think it does, but no.

    Don't make the mistake of ramping up another unwanted habit while cutting down the PM, but as for me, PM is my problem so I don't, for example, want to get too hard on myself for not exercising. I'll just try to work on that while I absolutely do not watch any porn. And if I were to masturbate to it, that would be masturbatory conditioning, which is what makes pornography so addictive.

    I hope I'm helping.
     
  15. Diderik

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    @Redemptionisrequired

    redeem
    rĭ-dēm′
    transitive verb

    1. To recover ownership of by paying a specified sum.
    2. To pay off (a promissory note, for example).
    3. To turn in (coupons, for example) and receive something in exchange.
    From The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition. More at Wordnik

    The above is a cut & paste from a Brave search.

    In order to make my way through life, I have to redeem the coupons or I get nothing out of having gotten them in the first place! I think I have the coupons; those are the lessons learned, maybe. I had some habits that needed changing, now I have the tools, coupons, rights, to redeem and get what I need: recovery, and a great life!

    It made sense to me, just seeing your handle. It's a good one, I had to think whether I agreed with it. Honestly, I still won't say. Maybe I do, maybe not.

    ;)
     
  16. Diderik

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    In any case, @Redemptionisrequired , have a great day, and thanks for the inspiration in not only the handle, but your words always!
     
  17. Diderik

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    Well said.
     
  18. Ready to Stop

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    Day 17 no PMO. Football all day today!
     
  19. Day 1

    Sorry brothers, the thoughts got to me and I lost my streak; the bright side is that I didn't do it to porn and I didn't end up binging like last time, though I am feeling mild chasers, but compared to what I fighting a few days ago, they're nothing I can't handle. Anyways I'm not beating myself up over it, I made it three and a half weeks without popping one, when around this time last year I couldn't even do three days, so I'm calling this progress. Plus now I know where I stand, just got to work with it.
     
  20. breaking-myths

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