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)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Mr. Sinister

    Mr. Sinister Fapstronaut

    I want to just relapse for some reason right now. :( I don't think I will, though. In fact, I know I won't.

    HOCD has been at an all-time low today. I was around a large group of girls and felt confident in my sexual taste in men (one of the guys there was supppppper cute. . . like an emo shaggy without the long neck).

    I shaved for the first time in a while today, razor burn was annoying and my face was really irritated. Oh well.

    Day 1 done.
  2. Been clean for a week. Reading The Easy_Peasy Method daily and having absolutely no urges to watch P. I'll Be back in a week to check in for 2 weeks clean ;)
  3. Day 4 complete!

    @Cartographer I had never thought about it that way before, but I really like your point and I think you're right. Commitment is saying "I want to do this" or "I have to do this." Dedication is saying "I'm going to do this" and "I enjoy doing this." Commitment is necessary but if there's no determination underlying it, it will soon begin to feel hollow and burdensome, and it will quickly collapse.

    I will be committed and dedicated to removing all trace of PMO and its effects from my life. God bless you all!
  4. OttarrTheVendelCrow

    OttarrTheVendelCrow Fapstronaut

    Day 54. I woke to a vivid wet dream this morning. I did not feel too bothered by this one and have noticed that the chaser effect I had experience after wet dreams in the beginning of my reset is not nearly as bad. I am taking this as a sign that the reboot is working to rewire my brain to a healthy sexual state. I can feel myself wanting to talk to girls more and more and feel positive about developing a healthy sex life once my reboot is complete.
  5. americanbison

    americanbison Fapstronaut

    Thank you for sharing this! I was just thinking yesterday that my regular run is one of my favorite things to do, but it's not for anything. I'm not trying to win a race or lose weight - I just appreciate being able to push myself a little, see how I do, and get outside. I'm also committed to things in life; the difference seems to be internal vs external. I'm committed to my job, but I'm dedicated to doing the best I can consistently without burning myself out.
  6. eagle rising

    eagle rising Fapstronaut

    Day 157. Checking in!

    The human mind can manipulate the external world to no end, but it can do the same to the internal one, where desires and fantasies seem to hold its strength.
  7. jaberwaki

    jaberwaki Fapstronaut

  8. UpInSmokeTour

    UpInSmokeTour Fapstronaut

    Day 43 in progress!
    Starting to feel more urges. I try to see this as a good thing, since my libido is starting to come back again, but I do have to watch out that this leads to a relapse. To avoid a relapse, I'm going to start reading the Easy_peasy chapters and stay busy doing other activities.
    I'm reminding myself that PMO will only satisfy me for a short time, but will also make me feel so bad for weeks after that.
    And is that really worth it? NO!
  9. LuckyMan

    LuckyMan Fapstronaut

    Having a stressful time at work, and the urges are so strong right now. Using this as an opportunity to reflect on my addiction. I have realized this: my addiction doesn't care about me, my future or my well-being. My addiction only wants more dopamine. My addicted brain will make a stressful situation even worse so that I relapse and give it what it wants.
  10. MyGodandMyAll27

    MyGodandMyAll27 Fapstronaut

  11. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    not only on 80th day. i see on my experience and from others experience, that when a special time landmark is coming or is surpassed, there´s a increase of risky confort behaviour. it´s the significance of the day that make brothers soften their strategy.

    it´s a huge trap that can lead to the start of a relapse. don´t care for the day you´re in bro. just follow your strategy as always and you´ll be allright :)
  12. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    those kind of records makes my day. congratulations bro :). keep going and don´t let your guard down :). Onward!!!!
  13. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    that´s my girl!! :) Congratulations sis, keep going!!!
  14. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    very good bro, but that´s only half the work. you know that pmo is not the answer to stress, but now you need to know (and practice beforehand) what will you atually do when you feel stressed. it´s super important.
  15. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    it doesn´t bro. pmo will give you a punch in the face and present you with a bandage to make you feel relieved. it´s the ultimate illusion. read easy_peasy for more details ;)
  16. RiseToGreatness

    RiseToGreatness Fapstronaut

    Check in Fellowship :)

    Not a single relapse today among our ranks. Congratulations to all, proud of you!!! Let´s see if we can make it 2 days straight ;)

    The following members have upgrade and reach places in Middle Earth. Congratulations!!! :)

    @aniseprakash - Uruk-Hai

    @rotten_tomato @Gandalf the White - Hobbit / Hobbiton ( Onward to the Mountain my brothers :). Good luck and beware of the perils!!! :) )

    @BrotherHal - Elf / Rivendell

    @princess.01 - Dwarf / Moria

    @kingsmokepoof - Bridge of Khazad-Dûm / Moria (Fight my brother!!! Here comes PMO)

    @crazyhorse11 - Warrior / Amon Hen

    Let´s welcome our new members:

    @sunn @cassius900 @[email protected]

    Checking out my Fellowship :). Have a great Sunday!!! :)

    easy_peasy ;)

    "5.1 Scientific reasoning

    There’s publicity the other way, sexual dysfunction scares, loss of motivation, preferring virtual porn to real
    girls, YourBrainOnPorn and various internet subcultures, but these movements don’t actually stop people from
    using. Logically speaking they should, but the simple fact is they don’t. Even the health risks listed from peer
    reviewed studies on YourBrainOnPorn aren’t enough to stop an adolescent from starting.
    Ironically, the most powerful force in this confusion is the user themselves. It’s a fallacy that users are weakwilled
    or physically weak people. You have to be physically strong in order to cope with an addiction after
    you know it exists. Perhaps the most painful aspect is that they place themselves as unsuccessful losers and
    insufferable introverts. It’s likely that a friend could be more interesting in person if they hadn’t put themselves
    down for seeking self-pleasure.

    5.2 Problems using willpower

    Users quitting using the willpower method blame their own lack of willpower and ruin their peace and happiness.
    It’s one thing to fail in self-discipline and another to self-loathe. After all, there’s no law that requires you to be
    hard all the time before sex, properly aroused and able to satisfy your partner. We’re working on an addiction,
    not a habit and at no point do you argue with yourself to stop a habit like golfing, but to do the same with
    porn addiction is normalised, why?
    Constant exposure to a supernormal stimulus rewires your brain, so building a resistance to this brainwashing
    is critical, as if buying a car from a second hand car dealer – nodding politely but not believing a word the man
    is saying. So don’t believe that you must have as much sex as you can, all of it being exceptionally good, using
    porn in it’s absence.
    Don’t play the safe porn game either, your little monster invented that game to lure you. Is amateur porn
    certified by some authority? Porn sites gather data from their users and use it to cater to their needs, if they see a uptick in a certain category they’ll focus on it and get content out ASAP. Don’t be fooled by educational
    intent or ’safe’ female marketed clips. Start asking yourself: “Why am I doing it? Do I really need to?”

    No, of course you don’t!

    Most users swear that they only watch static and soft porn and therefore are fine, when in actuality they’re
    straining at the leash, fighting with their willpower to resist temptations. If done too often and for too long,
    this depletes their willpower considerably and they begin failing in other life projects where willpower is of great
    value, like exercise, dieting, etc. Failure in these areas makes them feel miserable and guilty, cascading and
    kicking them back into pornography. If this isn’t done, they’ll vent their anger and depression onto loved ones.

    Once you become addicted to internet porn, the brainwashing is increased. Your subconscious mind knows
    the little monster has to be fed, blocking everything else. It’s fear that keeps people from quitting, fear of
    that empty, insecure feeling they get when they stop flooding their brains with dopamine. Just because you’re
    unaware of it doesn’t mean it’s not there. You don’t have to understand it any more than a cat needs to
    understand where the hot water pipes are, the cat just knows that if it sits in a certain spot it feels warm."
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2021
  17. NaSa786

    NaSa786 Fapstronaut

    Can anyone tell me how to tag my joined challenges on my signature

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