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. Searchpower

    Searchpower Fapstronaut

  2. jimmyanderson

    jimmyanderson Fapstronaut

    One good thing that has happened is I wake up early - around 5:30-6AM. Even though yesterday I slept at 1:30AM, I woke up at 5:45 without an alarm. This is new and a very welcome change. Just one help, I have read many posts about not taking the mobile to bed, but I am not able to do that. Any other tips to keep mobile usage low before sleeping at night? I end up wasting at least half an hour before sleeping on social media.
    Also, Check-in.
  3. Gallade_Templar

    Gallade_Templar Fapstronaut

    @Ciceron Well done, mellon!

    @Onan the Barbarian That is a very useful insight. I'd be lying if I said I didn't procrastinate every now and then. If we are stressed, our bodies and minds will try to relieve that stress. If we've spent years conditioning ourselves to relieve stress through PMO...y'all get the picture.

    @uGes Sorry to hear about your last reset, man. If you don't mind me saying, it seems that you mostly check in with us only at the beginning of streaks. I encourage you to make a regular habit of posting on NoFap; you can get some great advice about kicking PMO, and if you share your experiences, we'll be able to help you through any specific problems you may be facing. We're meant to be a community!

    Day 11 complete for me. Can't wait to discover some dusty gold heirloom my cousin left me and decide to go chuck it in a volcano halfway across the world.

    A couple cracks showed up in my defenses today. I posted a few days about how I had had a sexualized dream involving a friend of mine; today, by pure coincidence, that same friend happened to post some rather suggestive pictures on her Snapchat. The mental connections were not good. Snapchat is the only social media I have and usually it's pretty easy to keep a lid on any potentially triggering content, given that I can curate my selection of friends and the people I talk to. I wouldn't say I came close to falling but it's something for me to be aware of.
  4. Day 3, getting through this boring but necessary start
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  5. The Confident Man

    The Confident Man Fapstronaut

  6. Checking in for day 18.
    1- Meditate: will do so after posting + yoga
    2- Stay accountable daily: check
    3- Study about the reboot: check
    4- Take cold showers: have done so for the past days, will do after meditation/yoga.
    5- Challenge daily your excuses to pmo: will do so during meditation
    6- Follow a triggers prevention plan: check :D

    The next four points I do every day anyway, so I'm checking them now and for all days to come ;)
    7- Get occupied. Work in your hobbies and dreams
    8- Practice physical exercise
    9- Eat healthy
    10- Sleep well

    Good luck everyone!
    HE^MAN, Cucurbito, LuckyMan and 4 others like this.
  7. op_jack

    op_jack Fapstronaut

    I'm in, currently reading the books and when I finish them I'm going to watch the movies (have actually never seen them, unfortunately for my book experience I do know the ending).
    At day 66, almost at Sean Bean level :). Struggling with productivity/procrastination more than with PMO urges at the moment.
  8. Ciceron

    Ciceron Fapstronaut

    Day 50.
    Moria is waiting us! It´s a dark place, but there is a worse obscurity: the one of who doesn´t want to see reality. There is a proverb: "there's no one more blind than he who refuses to see". Many times we deceive ourselves and hide reality because deep down we don't want to change it. And we turn a deaf ear to those who give us good advice. In NoFap you have to be strong, look reality in the face, and fight the PMO to change your life for the better. It is a complicated war, where there will be no magic remedy (or a list of remedies) that will immediately give us victory. What can serve one cannot help another. Each one has its starting circumstances, which will change according to progress or retreat in the battle against the PMO and therefore, you will have to change the strategy.

    Hence the importance of knowing yourself, taking care of your inner life to know how you are going in the war of conquering yourself. Because you are your enemy and the battlefield is your destiny. As Sun Tzu says: "If you know your enemy and you know yourself, you should not fear the result of a thousand battles. If you know yourself but not your enemy, for each battle you win you will suffer a defeat. If you don't you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will lose all the battles".

    But with this I do not deny that we can help or advise, but I affirm that in the end each one has to fight his own battle. As much as we would also like to free others from the vice of PMO, if they do not allow themselves to be helped or do not want to fight we cannot do anything for them, we cannot fight their battle for them. And I will add one more thing, and to explain it I will use an analogy: each one is a general of the army of his life, but the circumstances in which he lives make him be at one point in history or another.

    Trajan and his Roman legions are not the same as Richard the Lionheart commanding the crusaders. Someone who is in ancient times, like Aníbal Barca, can be inspired by the tactics of Alexander the Great to achieve victory but it will be more difficult for Almanzor or Charlemagne. Which does not prevent that, as Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba did, take something from the Macedonian phalanges to apply it to their situation and create the Spanish Tercios. That already depends on, for example, the way of fighting of each one, on how their army / personality is, their historical circumstances, how the enemy is (how, why and when we re-offend) and the type of war, offensive or defensive. But there always will be a sobrenatural help awaiting to be call, like the Winged Hussars at Wien o the Rohirrim at Minas Tirith. So remember to light the beacons, don´t give up the battle altough it´s seems impossible. With God nothing is impossible. I hope this reflection will help you.

    Congrats! A new elf for our fellowship.

    Thanks, mellon!

    St. Augustine of Hippo, pray for us!
  9. CrimsnBlade

    CrimsnBlade Fapstronaut

    Day 66 Complete

    Paddeling down the river, I crossed The Gates of Argonath, The Pillars of Kings.
  10. OttarrTheVendelCrow

    OttarrTheVendelCrow Fapstronaut

    Day 10. Feeling like some of my sexual energy is back. Although I am not ready emotionally to find a new girlfriend I am feeling like I want to start approaching girls and get back to being sexually active.
  11. Starboii

    Starboii Fapstronaut

  12. belio123

    belio123 Fapstronaut

  13. princess.01

    princess.01 Fapstronaut

    day 6
    so i didn't posted yesterday, should i post everyday?
  14. Toni7

    Toni7 Fapstronaut

    If you can. But doesn't matter if you miss sometimes.
  15. MyGodandMyAll27

    MyGodandMyAll27 Fapstronaut

    Day 59. Everything it's going fine so just let's keep walking step by step
  16. Onan the Barbarian

    Onan the Barbarian Fapstronaut

    Day 18

    Feeling better today, and hopeful. Today I want to get some editing done that I've been putting off. I'd like to lift too, but in all likelihood that will have to wait till tomorrow.

    Trying to pray throughout the day and take a few moments to just stop and breathe. I've also been trying to eat and drink less the past couple of days.
  17. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

    Some history in song about 'I am Fire,...I am Death':
  18. 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:yes but because of the headache I took hot shower before taking cold one today.
    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:yes but not really as much as I'd like.
    8- Practice physical exercise :emoji_ballot_box_with_check:
    10- Sleep well-for the first 5 hours ,woke up with a bad headache and went back to sleep only to lie in bed and feel it.
  19. Prophet Moonstruck

    Prophet Moonstruck Fapstronaut

    Day 39! Still going! Crucial times are coming that I have to bear as my daily schedule has once again taken a turn due to work! Yet work has nothing to do with my journey so It should not be a reason for me to fail!
    I wish you all aq good week-end and a lot of courage!
  20. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    My brothers and sisters, my laptop is on repair so im checking through the mobile, which i hate because of the small letters and screen

    Today was a hard day for me, i stayed home with flu but the urges were renteless anyhow. So i caught myself trying to fish and i even found a sexy picture, so i did the self talk. after that i tried to be busy and change my all environment so i did some tasks but do to my sickness i didn't do much. So i end up watching television, which i had cut as part of my dopamine detox plan. And it worked, i stayed amused and my mind drift away from lust.

    It was that or peaking again, and if i did it i would be in a world of hurt. This was the most difficult challenge i faced in this streak.

    My laptop only arrives on monday so the next days i will be checking from the mobile again and not upgrading anyone. Anyways, keep going strong Companion and i will update everyone when i have my laptop back


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