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)
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  1. orionpax42

    orionpax42 Fapstronaut

    Not LOTR-related but here's a video that you might appreciate and relate to.

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  2. orionpax42

    orionpax42 Fapstronaut

    It happens. Remember to learn from the relapse, forgive yourself, and move forward. You can get through this.
  3. Onan the Barbarian

    Onan the Barbarian Fapstronaut

    12 days down.

    I almost fell last night after randomly waking up and the last thing I remember is deciding to do it. I must have fallen back asleep before I could. Just a little reminder of the fact that I am an addict. Not today, brothers.
  4. Zapy97

    Zapy97 Fapstronaut

    Unfortunately on the 27th day of my streak I have relapsed. It was my longest streak yet and I doubled the days clean I have been this year. I am not going to beat myself up over this. There were two critical points that led to my relapse. I let my curiosity overtake my resolve in the moment and I gave in looking. The second failure was that over the past 2 days I have neglected writing in my journal. From now on I need to write in my journal no matter what my work schedule is.
  5. LuckyMan

    LuckyMan Fapstronaut

    Day 12 done! :) Have a great day!
  6. Hey guys, sorry I haven't checked in. Actually, I'm gonna check out, not for any dramatic purpose.

    I have noticed that if I do not pressure myself to post every day about my progress, I feel that I can put my energy to the rest of my life and not so much on my recover. In this way, my recovery simply become a part of the rest of my life and not something I am always consciously trying to strive to, and ultimately fail in. So far, since doing this method, I have felt amazing and had no urges after 12 days, and am going to continue this. I am also exercising regularly now (running) and intend to keep this up.

    I will still be on the forum. Pop your head into my journal if you wanna say hi. I'll post semi regularly. <3
    Cucurbito, dandausa, Musicmad and 9 others like this.
  7. mizzuddin017

    mizzuddin017 Fapstronaut

  8. Akeakua

    Akeakua Fapstronaut

    Hi all. It's bizarre @{ Ben } because I was just about to come here with a similar comment.

    I reset again yesterday early in the morning. But I am hopeful moving forward. I'm at day 1 again.

    I'm also not sure how much I will be following challenges here as well, but this one is truly awesome. Thank you so much @RiseToGreatness, I am in awe at the detail and effort you put into this challenge.
    Cucurbito, dandausa, Musicmad and 8 others like this.
  9. DudeAlex

    DudeAlex Fapstronaut
    NoFap Defender

    I came within inches of masturbating in the bathroom today. I stopped myself and did not quite relapse, but it was too close for comfort. I am glad I have decided to get onto NoFap daily or I would relapse.

    I'm checking in with 11 days.
    Cucurbito, dandausa, Musicmad and 8 others like this.
  10. Mathman1994

    Mathman1994 Fapstronaut

    Day 28.

    I am almost done with my four weeks clean day, but I am having a good day. One of the girls I was talking to online and I decided that we would be better off not talking though it was amicable, and we are facebook friends now even if we are not messaging anymore. The other woman I was talking to on the dating site has given me her number and we are texting now, and we plan to have a video chat soon.
    In other news, I talked to the graduate coordinator for the Milwaukee math grad program and he thinks that I would be a good candidate for the program. About 150 apply each year and only 20 get in, but he thinks I have a good shot.

  11. MarioVargas

    MarioVargas Fapstronaut

  12. thikk

    thikk Fapstronaut

    This has been the trick for me in this streak. I increased my workload, started exercises, eating well, building relationships and getting rid of electronic devices during vulnerable hours (bed time, early morning etc). I'm busy with the new good habits during the day (this is also when I can use electronic devices/internet) and I'm pleasantly tired at night to be bothered to look for my devices to fap. Was difficult in my streak in April (30 days) but with every time I resisted the urge to get my devices I got stronger. Haven't had any issues this streak at all. Also focusing on building new habits gives you something to do when you complete the nofap days, if you simply count days while pmo is always on your mind you have a higher chance of relapsing after getting clean simply because you have now new habits to focus on.
    dandausa, { Ben }, Musicmad and 9 others like this.
  13. archie.hill

    archie.hill Fapstronaut

  14. Breakthrough!

    Breakthrough! Fapstronaut

    day 4: feeling no urges. Mostly the urges come around day 6 or 7. Mostly in the weekends. But now i am mostly alone at home because i am working for school. So urges can come any time of the day because of the boredom.
    Besides that, sometimes i can not sleep very well. Anyone any tips too fall asleep fast?
  15. Day 8, feeling good.

    That's awesome, you seem to really be doing well.
    A no sugar log sounds good, my personal experience is that it's good to be careful with doing everything at once.
    It can get overwhelming.
    BUT that's just my experience and if you think it's the right thing to do you are the best judge of that. Keep up the great work!:)
    Cucurbito, dandausa, Musicmad and 6 others like this.
  16. Julito

    Julito Fapstronaut

    Tonight I've dreamed I watched porn. This had not happened to me in a long time. When I've woken up I was confused and I could't tell reality from the dream. This state has led me to seriously thinking about watching porn.

    But I haven't! I can't control what I do in my dreams but what happens in real life is all up to me. And my reality right now is that I won't relapse.
    I feel good for not giving up but I know I'll have to be extra careful now.

    Day 23

    Keep fighting my brothers and sisters!
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2020
  17. Julito

    Julito Fapstronaut

    Thanks! Yours is inspiring :)
  18. Julito

    Julito Fapstronaut

    Well, I finally fell...

    I'm proud of having accomplished 22 days and I'm glad I haven't binged, like I would've done before.
    During this last streak I have only focused on NoFap, and I have neglected other aspects of self improvement like meditation and dopamine detox. This has led me to feeling kinda miserable despite having a good streak.

    As RiseToGreatness always says, you have to work on positive habits.

    From now on everytime I intend to do anything I'll ask myself "is this the right thing to do?" and I'll only do it if the deepest part of me says it is. It will be hard but it's time I stop living an "easy" and empty life.

    Day 0
  19. 22 days is great, and good on you for coming back and logging right after and evaluating.

    we've all fallen, we can all rise
  20. GeertinX

    GeertinX Fapstronaut

    I just became an Uruk-hai for the first time!

    Especially the no porn is very hard for me. Watching porn is such a routine at moments when I'm alone, I feel alone or when I feel stressed. As i was moving to a new place this week I had quite some stress moments. But I knew that watching porn and masturbating would ultimately make me feel more low and weak, so i kept away from it. It's this false feeling of comfort that I have to keep fighting.

    Everyone keep on fighting the good fight!
    Last edited: Sep 1, 2020

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