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"

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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"

    5 vote(s)
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  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

    6 vote(s)
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  1. OttarrTheVendelCrow

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    Day 39. Feeling good having finished off the week. Looking forward to getting back to a normal pace and workload. The urges have been stronger lately with the increased stress but I see the light at the end of the tunnel. This last week was definitely a pressure test for my PMO 90 day reboot.
     
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  3. Verissimus

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    Checking in for day 9. I feel well today. I've been talking to a lot of people in the last 2 days. Mostly video calls because of how the world is at the moment, but it still helps. The lockdowns have me isolated very badly. I am struggling, but good days are ahead.
     
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  4. That's great man! I have recommended the book a few times on here as well, just like others. It can really be life-changing, I'm glad you have seen the light! I am still coming back once a week, to show support to my brothers here and to inspire more people to read the book and decide for themselves if it is the way for them too, I hope you will do the same, for some time at least! Congrats on breaking free!
     
  5. Nevermind my last reaction, this is great man! Low key way for everybody to get to know the book and decide if they want to read it for themselves.
     
  6. "it is not motivation you need, you need to take a red pill cos in your mind there are still illusions ingrained about PMO you need to really see it" - beautiful man, this sums it up perfectly!
     
  7. Hello Brothers, as you might have noticed I'm checking in for the week. I see that a lot of interesting stuff was posted here last week. As you might know, I am (also) a big advocate of the-book-that-apparently-can't-be-named (but which can be found in my signature haha). I just want to keep you guys posted on how I'm doing.

    I don't track my days consciously, but I finished the book on the 2nd of January so it's been two weeks now. I have a lot less urges, and if those urges are there they are way less severe. If an 'urge' is a little more severe, I just remind myself that it's the little monster in my brain screaming, not me. And that it is not urging me to watch porn - that is an association I made myself. I then kind of apply the urge-surfing principle: let the urge sit in my brain, without trying to get it out. Think about what the urge actually is, being okay with the urge being there, and just feel it fade away. This is easily applied since I know that I will never react to those urges (I know what they really are).

    Anyway, I keep living healthy (eat, sleep, work out, yoga, meditate, cold showers) without consciously being busy with no-PMO. That's it. Great to read what everybody is up to and that some brothers have found the book as well. Good luck to everyone on their own journeys with their own methods, I hope you will find peace as well! Oh, and read the book ;)
     
  8. RiseToGreatness

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    keep your strategy running bro. you´ll be allright :)
     
  9. MyGodandMyAll27

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    Day 1. Feeling good with the motivation to have good start , I know there is a lot of things to do today and the PMO forces are strong on this first days but I will keep my motivation strong in my mind and doing everything to prevent any trigger and yesterday I started to work out again and with self afirmation so then those thoughts in my mind who said its impossible, you will never can overcome it etc, dont take the power in me and I just let them come and go away and I keep the positive thougths who said this fight can be win and God is with us.
    Holy Mary pray for us.
     
  10. RiseToGreatness

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    yes, keep in touch brother. contact is great to release healthy dopamine in the brain. even in the lockdown, we don´t need to have people physically present with us, we just need to "feel" connected to others. connection is a great booster of happiness and preventer of slips ;) so keep connected to your loved ones brother, and to the Fellowship ;)
     
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  11. 12ove

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    Day 9! Going to try to stay busy today.
     
  12. RiseToGreatness

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    Check in Fellowship :)

    I think i overate at lunch and become a bit droosy, did the wim hof breathing tecnique which help me clear the mind. since his techique is so good at boosting alerteness and energy, i´m gonna take his challenge of 30 days of breathing and cold showers :D. So today is day one. gonna go for a run in the woods and then hit the shower :D it´s gonna be a bit painful in plain january but that adds up to the fun i guess :D. Here´s a working sheet for 20 days in case you wanna embark too ;)

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    Back to the challenge, three brothers started their journey today. Congratulations bros, you´re the best!!!!! :)

    @BrotherHal @Chakra_Serpent @Toni7 - Hobbit / Hobbiton
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    Here´s what lies ahead. Good luck!!!!
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    Let´s continue with "easy_peasy_method". Have a great day Fellowship!!! :)


    "Warning

    Perhaps you are somewhat apprehensive about reading this book. Perhaps, like many porn users, the mere
    thought of stopping fills you with panic and although you have every intention of stopping one day, it is not
    today.

    If you’re expecting this book to ’scare’ you into quitting with the various health issues users risk, such as
    sexual dysfunction (including porn induced erectile dysfunction), unreliable arousal, loss of interest in real sex
    partners, brain hypofrontality, and the blinding accusation that it’s a filthy, disgusting habit and you are a stupid, spineless, weak-willed jellyfish, you’ll be sorely disappointed. Those tactics never helped me to quit and
    if they were going to help you, you’d have quit already.

    Conventional methods of quitting advocate using willpower, or substitution methods such as porn diets (using
    once every X days) and cutting down consumption, which are equally ineffective because they don’t actually
    remove the reasons for using porn. Ultimately, turning something into a forbidden fruit isn’t how you treat
    addiction.

    Many sites go into detail about effects on the brain, backed up by peer-reviewed research about neurotransmitters
    and neuroplasticity. While these sites are informative, many are aware of the dangers of porn, yet choose to
    do nothing. Users young and old tend to avoid such material regardless, feeling safe in the knowledge that one
    look at a porn site won’t kill them.

    This method, referred to as Easy_Peasy, works differently. Some of the things about to be said might be difficult
    to believe, but by the time you’ve finished this book, you’ll not only believe them, you’ll wonder how you could
    have ever been brainwashed into believing otherwise.
    There’s a common misconception that we choose to watch porn. Porn addicts (yes, addicts) no more choose to
    watch porn than alcoholics choose to become alcoholics, than heroin addicts choose to become heroin addicts.
    It’s true that we choose to boot up the laptop or smartphone, fire up the browser, and visit our favorite ’online
    harem’. Occasionally I choose to go to the cinema, but I certainly didn’t choose to spend my whole life in the
    cinema theatre. Originally, curiosity and human nature took me there, but I wouldn’t have started had I known
    I’d become addicted, causing the decline of my health, happiness, and relationships. “If only I’d heard about
    sexual dysfunction on my first visit to that porn site!”

    Take a moment to reflect, did you ever make the ’positive’ decision that you must/need porn to masturbate? Or
    that you should/must/need porn-induced fantasies to spice up sex with your partner? Or, that at certain times
    in your life, you couldn’t enjoy a good night’s sleep or perhaps even pass an evening after a hard day at work
    without surfing for porn? Or that you couldn’t concentrate or handle stress without it? At what stage did you
    decide that you needed porn, that you needed it permanently in your life, feeling insecure, even panic-stricken
    without porn, without your online harem?

    Like every other porn user, you have been lured into the most sinister and subtle trap that man and nature have
    ever combined to devise. There’s not a person alive, whether a user themselves or not, that likes the thought
    of their children using porn to cope or for pleasure. This means that all addicts wish they had never started.
    That’s unsurprising: no one needs porn to enjoy life or cope with stress before they get hooked.
    At the same time, all users wish to continue to use. After all, nobody forces us to launch our browser’s incognito
    mode. Whether they understand the reason or not, it’s only users that decide to knock on the doors of their
    online harems.

    If there were a magic button the user could press to wake up the following morning as if they’d never accessed
    their first tube site, the only addicts tomorrow would be young people still ’experimenting’.
    The only thing that prevents us from quitting is FEAR! Fear caused by the belief that we’ll have to survive
    an indeterminate period of misery, deprivation, and unsatisfied craving in order to be free from porn. These
    spawn from irrational beliefs, both learned and acquired, such as:

    • Masturbation or sex leading to orgasm is the only and most important thing in life.
    • Porn is ’safer’ than real-life sex because porn can’t reject me.
    • Porn is educative and useful.
    • Entitlement to a ’superior’ sex experience.
    • More is always better.

    These irrational beliefs spawn irrational consequences when acted upon, including:

    • Worshipping and obsessing when a ’perfect 10/10’ is found.
    • Perceiving yourself as a loser if you miss out on sex, as if it’s the most important thing in the human
    experience.
    • Holding out for a perfect 10.
    • Being excessively judgmental and critical of prospective partners.
    • Forcing yourself to have sex whether you want it or not."
     
  13. bmcmanansmith

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    Day 1 complete for Cold Showers. 5 Days Done for PMO. Nearly an Uruk :). Today I had the first wave of urges that I usually get around days 5-7. It wasn't easy as always but my cold shower definitely gave me a whole new sense of motivation. I've really been missing the feeling after those as I stopped doing them around December due to the weather being so freezing but I'm going to start up again now. Even if I die of hyperthermia it's worth it!
     
  14. americanbison

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    Really glad to be checking in today. These past couple of days I have been struggling with the stresses of the week, and today is a chance to slow down and embrace pain and growth.
     
  15. Slider8

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    Stay steady on the course brother you have only 2/3 of the way left ! And yesterdays post of @RiseToGreatness on wet dreams shows a way to stop them for good,just follow the advice.
     
  16. dharana

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    Day 5. The strong urges continue, they come and go. I'm just keeping my focus and trying to avoid staying idle.
     
  17. Slider8

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    This is the scariest one which can break a lot of long PMO free streaks. Last year I fell this way twice and it tosses you back into PMO in a blink of an eye.
     

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