The Lord of the Rings Challenge

Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by RiseToGreatness, Sep 22, 2019.

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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. thefreewill

    thefreewill Fapstronaut

    Checking in for the day. Gone past day 4, now marching on 5.
    Following a strict bed time (10.00 PM). This really helps, since most of my PMO sessions happens in the nights.

    With proper sleep and fresh thoughts in the morning feeling better and better.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2021
  2. Day 3 complete!

    Today was weird. I have days where I seem to be on top of everything and it's all going super well, and days where nothing seems to be going right, things pile up, past failures return to haunt me, and little gets done. This was one of the latter days. A couple hours ago I got to a point of throwing everything aside in disgust because it wasn't working out. I need to stop being so hard on myself, because that kind of stress and anger balled up together creates a destructive playground for the urges.

    Urges to PMO were almost nonexistent today but I think I learned some valuable lessons related to them. Whether my day is going well or poorly, I'm still doing the same work directed at the same end, and both the work and the end are good. I must hold on to the tranquility and surety of the good days while admitting that sometimes there will be failures, and those failures may hurt quite a bit. The days which are going poorly will become far worse if I allow myself to stew in discontentment and anxiety.
  3. Verissimus

    Verissimus Fapstronaut

  4. OttarrTheVendelCrow

    OttarrTheVendelCrow Fapstronaut

    Day 53. I have caught myself fantasizing a couple of times and need to be more diligent about this. I know that fantasizing will only escalate to fishing and then to PMO. Getting out of bed in the morning is the most important, along with staying busy.
  5. kaerhal

    kaerhal Fapstronaut

    You may find it helpful to share what triggered your relapse, how you are keeping yourself accountable each day etc - there have been many days I would have relapsed had I not been keeping track of how my journey was progressing!
  6. UpInSmokeTour

    UpInSmokeTour Fapstronaut

    Day 42 in progress!
    Worked on a school assignment the last couple of days and I finished it last night. Taking some rest this weekend, but keeping my head focused!
    Have a great weekend everyone!
  7. jaberwaki

    jaberwaki Fapstronaut

    Day 15! I've traded out my fangs and uruk-muscles for hairy feet and a penchant for pipes......I'm a HOBBIT now! My journey officially begins, and I join the Fellowship. @RiseToGreatness I'm on my way to Bree!
  8. bob200

    bob200 Fapstronaut

    Day 5
    OMG! I’m so close. I’ve never wanted anything more in my life than to be an Uruk-Hai!
    In the past month I’ve gotten to day 5 twice and twice I’ve failed on that day. But not today.
    May Varda light my way.
  9. americanbison

    americanbison Fapstronaut

    Checking in for today. I've tried to delete the day counter from my signature. I still will be participating in the challenge, still have my Day Counter and LOTR sig. set, and will post updates on my count/rank when I get the chance. My goal is not only to be a White Wizard someday, but to have fought the battles and transformed along the way. The constant reminder of the count seems to be pulling my emotional and analytical focus away from tracking other substantial recovery goals. I'd found myself comparing myself to others in an unhealthy way. Also, when I got "the farthest away from home... I've ever beén," that count started to work against me. It was actually really helpful at one point, but I am moving in a different direction for now.
  10. Thancred

    Thancred Fapstronaut

    Check day 1 .
    Im new in this challenge , and im so excited to go to the adventure.
    One day ,when i get kids i will tell them a story how i ended this evil ,and PMO slavery.
    May the light be with us .
  11. Cartographer

    Cartographer Fapstronaut

    Day 16,

    Posting early this morning since an interesting thought came up on my run this morning. The difference between "Dedication" and "Commitment." I had the realization that I am rarely dedicated to anything, but rather often times committed. However, my current running regiment is not geared towards training for a race, impressing a girl, nor making a living. To therein lies the difference. I used to, and still am in some respects, be committed to activities and call it dedication when the real motivator/driver for those activities were contracts, expected outcomes, and/or prestige. I intend to become more dedicated in personal/spiritual growth, not for what it can manifest physically, but rather whatever understanding of higher purpose I might be able to attain.

    I would enjoy hearing your thoughts!

    Best to all and keep strong this weekend Fellowship!

    -Current Studying Music-
  12. Today I relapsed unfornately...
    The addiction got me, but I will never give up. I'll beat the chains that locked me and I'll free myself.

    Restarting stronger and better!!

    Day 0 Check in!
  13. Doing my weekly check-in brothers. Day 28 (not that I'm counting, but I know when I stopped my addiction). Apart from not counting days, I am hardly thinking about anything porn-related or NoFap related at all. I want to share that so far I have hardly had any urges and if they were there, I could dismiss them with simply breathing through it and carrying on with whatever I was doing. This is definitely different than the 'streak' I had with the NoFap method, where I struggled after a couple of days and had to put up a real fight to even get past 2 weeks. The solution:

    Stop fighting the symptoms; cure the disease. You can either spend your days fighting urges (and giving in to them, causing you to start over and over forever with your 'streaks') or you can learn about the urges, where they come from and how to kill them at the source. Believe me, it makes the journey a hell of a lot easier.

    Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking.p.Allen Carr's Easy Way to Stop Smoking.m.e.t.h.o.d.o.r.g

    Good luck everyone, I hope you too will cure your addiction!
  14. MyGodandMyAll27

    MyGodandMyAll27 Fapstronaut

    Day 9. looking forward with hope in my heart.

    Saint. Cecilia Pray For Us
  15. ULYSS3S

    ULYSS3S Fapstronaut

  16. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    bro, i think you must be really careful when using instagram. like a brother said some time ago:

    "Instagram is the Witch-King of Angmar"

  17. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    yes, the counter has that effect on people. for some it motivates, for others it demotivates. there´s no obligations about it, do what you feel is best for you bro :)

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