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. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    Checking in ! 'Tips' followed:
    1- Meditate :emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    2- Stay accountable daily :emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    3- Study about the reboot :emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    4- Take cold showers :emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    5- Challenge daily your excuses to pmo-don't have any
    6- Follow a triggers prevention plan :emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    7- Get occupied. Work in your hobbies and dreams :emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    8- Practice physical exercise :emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    10- Sleep well :emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
  2. LuckyMan

    LuckyMan Fapstronaut

    Checking back in. Fell off the horse for a while fellowship, but I am ready to get back in the game.
  3. TITLE - ORC
    Day 1/500
    Longest streak - 28
    Last streak - 4
    Total PMO - 150
    Total P - 30
    Total hours remaining - 11976
    Days remaining - 499
    Challenges completed - 0
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    My journey begins for 99th and more times but I will do it again and again I won't give up. This time I will complete it.
  4. Ciceron

    Ciceron Fapstronaut

    Day 48.
    Yesterday I decided to look at Instagram, because it had been a long time since the last time and I wanted to see if I had any messages from friends. But I let my guard down and ended up fishing. Luckily it was no more, it also reminded me that, although I am having my longest streak in a year, I am still far from being completely free of this vice.

    You have to keep in mind that it is easy to fall back into it, a look or an improper thought is enough, which is stored in your memory, which leads you to search for more, and from there you go to P and from P to M. It is a slippery slope, so if we want to avoid the hit at the end, we have to be careful not to slip at the beginning.

    Congrats, my fellows!

    With all due respect, but I think it is not necessary to insult or be so rude, in a message between strangers in a forum to support us. Perhaps in your case -and in that of other people- the pressure of a "sergeant of iron" is useful, but in the situation of this forum it is out of context in my opinion. All the more so when you don't know the other personally and you don't know if that can do you good or bad.

    Also, and this seems more important to me -and by now this not an opinion-, you cannot have those kinds of judgments about someone whose situation we do not know. Here only a few share a few small details of their life related to their PMO addiction and we ignore the rest. And if we look at it, to a greater or lesser extent for ourselves there are aspects of our life that are mysterious and surprise us; because if we knew and controlled everything, we would be perfect and we could leave the PMO at this very moment and never touch it again. But we are not perfect, and we can fall into this process of liberation and self-improvement that does not just last overnight.

    That is why we do not know if in his case what has happened to him is good or bad, much less can we from there tell him that he is ignorant, that he has a bad attitude and that his life is being ruined. For example, a few days ago a fellow who was wearing one of the longest streaks of this challenge decided to reset his counter to see P, which he considered bad for him. The same fact, seeing P without M, in someone who relapses every day, if at last one day he manages to control himself and even if he sees P he no longer does M, it is good for him because he takes a step forward in giving up the vice. Hence, the partner to whom you address such words may judge that in his situation it is good that, although he has relapsed, at least he has not seen P.

    I hope that I have been understood, I have tried to argue why that comment has seemed inaccurate (although I don´t think you have written it with bad intentions). It seems to me that it does not help the goal of this forum, which is to help us all to leave PMO. We are very different people, of all ages and from all parts of the world, and although it is difficult to bridge those distances, we try to get closer to grow together and united in community to be better people.

    In addition to all the good advice that you have been given in previous messages, I would like to point out that in my experience what has served me the most is:
    - Do not use electronic devices for two hours before going to sleep.
    - Do not perform an activity that activates you a lot mentally or physically.
    - Go to bed and get up at the same time every day.
    - Mentalize before going to bed that you are going to sleep, that is, a routine before going to bed helps, such as brushing your teeth, preparing clothes for the next day, praying, etc. Thus the body and the mind understand that the activity is over and it is time to rest, and do not radically go from working to being in bed.
    - Related to the above, do not think once we are in bed, so that the mind can relax and rest. Although it is difficult, try not to think that you do not fall asleep and / or you have to sleep, what you have to do is relax.
    - Take care of noises, lights and smells in the bedroom that can disturb sleep.
    - Try to find out what is preventing you from sleeping (for example, the neighbor's noises, the stress of exams, problems with family or friends ...) in order to act on the cause.
    - Tell someone you trust about this problem to help you, or simply to express it.
    - This US military method is very useful and gives easy results.
    Hope it helps!

    The first thing I would recommend is "know yourself" (nosce te ipsum, that's what it said in the Greek temple of Delphi). When you relapsed? Where? Why? On what? How often? Etc. This way it is easier to act on the problem and find a suitable solution.

    Throughout the NoFap process, but especially in its early stages, it is convenient to be radical, because you do not know where the temptation or trigger may come from that prevents you from leaving the vicious circle of PMO.

    If you want to eliminate incognito mode on the internet there are good tutorials for it. And if you want to know more about prevention, watch the UniversalMan videos.

    Sts. Theresa of Avila and Maravillas of Jesus, pray for us!
  5. What are some of the things that have helped you make it this far?
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  6. Reading books , cold shower, workout , learning french, doing moderator work etc..
    My point is just keep yourself busy
  7. Cartographer

    Cartographer Fapstronaut

    Day 6,

    It has been really nice being away from the computer (and having the option to walk away now that finals are over). Things are good and back to Uruk-Kai. Keeping up with James-Bond Showers, getting back into running after the week long finals grind (~70 pages written) and I owe a ton of credit to a friend who proofread all of them and motivated me trough the process.

    Thanks again Fellowship!
  8. Retentionistheway

    Retentionistheway Fapstronaut

  9. jimmyanderson

    jimmyanderson Fapstronaut

  10. Day 10 complete. Double digits, woop woop! It's really great to share this journey with all of you and I'm very grateful to have this thread. The last couple videos that have been shared were especially nice.

    @GreenTinted60sMind I think reducing your exposure to incognito mode is an excellent idea; taking that step has been instrumental for me. I'm not sure it's possible to entirely remove incognito browsing (at least on my Android running Chrome, from what I found) but I downloaded an app called Incoquito which has a setting that will instantly close any incognito tab you try to open.
  11. Searchpower

    Searchpower Fapstronaut

  12. Julito

    Julito Fapstronaut

    Day 4
    Not many urges but I still feel tired and I have problems falling asleep. Hope it gets better soon.
  13. @GreenTinted60sMind I think reducing your exposure to incognito mode is an excellent idea; taking that step has been instrumental for me. I'm not sure it's possible to entirely remove incognito browsing (at least on my Android running Chrome, from what I found) but I downloaded an app called Incoquito which has a setting that will instantly close any incognito tab you try to open.[/QUOTE]

    Coincidence! I downloaded that one too for like 1€, it works great and this is definitely a major step forward for me. Thanks for your reply!
  14. Excellent, thank you very much! I have done my first meditation, don't know if it helps directly but I was able to sleep pretty well afterwards haha. I also deleted the Facebook app from my phone and blocked incognito on my laptop and phone.
  15. UpInSmokeTour

    UpInSmokeTour Fapstronaut

    Unfortunately, I messed up today. I had a great run going but I should've seen it coming. I hadn't checked in for a long time, because I had other things going on but I want to recover and start posting here again every day. I didn't really watch any P, but I would be lying if I said I didn't relapse. I was P fishing way too hard so I didn't reach my personal goals.
    I am going to start from day 0 again and fight this battle with you!
    @RiseToGreatness, can you reset my rank? Thank you.
  16. belio123

    belio123 Fapstronaut

  17. Thank you @Slider8
    By the way I started meditating.
    I am having trouble concentrating.
    Sometimes I feel the weird flow in my brain and sometimes I do not.
    Is this called flow?
    Is this when I am concentrated?
    @Slider8 and @RiseToGreatness Please share your wisdom with me.
    by the way I am chiming in for day 7
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