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)
    54.5%
  2. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Fellowship of Nofap"

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
  3. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: Rising Fellowship of Eärendil"

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Journey to Mount Doom"

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  5. Yes. "The Lord of the Rings Challenge: The Quest of the Ring-bearer"

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. 327 days dwarf king
    402 days no PMO, semen retention
     
  2. ListenPaul

    ListenPaul Fapstronaut

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    Day 31 monk mode.

    This is yesterday's entry. I was very busy and consequently was late to sleep. I didn't want to be late even more. This will be tough and stressful time until mid-June. And this will be big monk mode test because I tend to relapse when I'm stressed or after stressful time ends and I relax too much. We'll see...

    Rule number 1. Of course, no pornography, no masturbation, no orgasm. Check.
    Rule number 2. No searching for sexually stimulating material, guarding my look in the street, on TV, on internet, etc. Check.
    Rule number 3. Daily prayer. Check.
    Rule number 4. Following my day schedule. This includes going to sleep and waking up on time, starting and finishing work on time. Mostly check.
    Rule number 5. At least one hour a day of activities not related to work, this site or empty internet browsing. Check. A walk.
    Rule number 6. Daily journaling. Here or personally. Check.
    Rule number 7. Memory practise. I will relate it to my studies, so that I would save time. Check.

    It is a reset, when any of first three rules is breached. I should follow others as much as possible.
     
  3. ReturntoLife

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    Day 13
    Still in it!Very tough couple of days.The urge is still there but MUCH weaker.Not letting my guard down tho.
     
  4. Revanthegrey

    Revanthegrey Fapstronaut

    day 24
    I have strong urges everyday, it is not normal , in the second attempt i did two months ago, i feeled with less urges, but now i identify the problem.
    I think it is instragram ,why i didn't erase it?, because i am used just to watch memes but this one have triggers sometimes in their jokes, specially if there are about anime , maybe is the reason of all this.
    So i will keep out of instagram for a few days.
    I guess is working, cause this morning i woke up without problems.
    I will add this to the plan of prevention.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2021
  5. Searcher123

    Searcher123 Fapstronaut

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    Morning of Day 8

    I watched some P
    NEVER did M
    AND NEVER REached O

    but im feel like I’m going to break.
     
  6. Searcher123

    Searcher123 Fapstronaut

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    Question, having sex considered relapse ? Or.... ?
     
  7. Redemptionisrequired

    Redemptionisrequired Fapstronaut

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    Checking in fellowship friends! Day 136 free of MO, Day 208 free of Porn.

    The longer I go on this journey, the more I realize to what extent I relied on PMO , MO or even just edging to deal with a great variety of discomforts.

    To the brothers who are struggling getting over a week, I highly highly suggest refining your approach. Please take the time to study nofap success stories of longterm rebooters daily. You have MASTERED the study of porn and masturbation. The only way to undo this is to master nofap, by STUDYING. Make note of what you find useful, revisit it. Write it down in a notebook this way you won't have to constantly give yourself an excuse to go online. Spend more time meditating. Don't mindlessly browse the internet, I saw a quote from another person on this forum a long while ago "the internet is a bad neighbourhood, if you spend too much time wandering around, you're bound to get mugged." Something along those lines, so if you're browsing, reddit any form of social media to an extreme degree, you may find yourself face to face with porn out of that habit. Perhaps you should instal a blocker like coldturkey. Add those social media websites or have a set schedule as to when you can visit them, if the idea of giving them is too much. Give the password to a family member or friend. Spend more time outside, even if it's just sitting taking some sun and enjoying nature. When urges come forth in your mind, do not engage in it, develop a mantra to interrupt it RIGHT AWAY, without hesitation. Cultivate that pattern and urges will heavily decrease over time and they will lose their vividness too. But you must practice that skill.


    On the bad days, when you don't have energy, I suggest increasing your time meditating. This is what I've done in the last month and it has helped me. Withdrawal is tough, it's not easy but I'm never going back to PMO..no matter how long it takes to rewire my brain. Also, even if you're in flatline/PAWS, you must make daily efforts to move forward in one sphere of your life, because if you're staying home and not doing anything. There is no growth, you're not allowing your brain to build a new neuralpathway.

    What do we say to the urge before us?

    Stay strong, gentlemen!

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  8. Wonx

    Wonx Fapstronaut

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    Day 6

    I'm an Uruk-Hai! :)
    One horny Uruk-Hai... today has been hard, but I stood strong!
     
  9. Mathman1994

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    No, sex does not count as relapse, unless you are on semen retention I believe, but that is not a requirement for this challenge. I am not on semen retention, though I am doing that as I am in a committed "it's complicated" and we are waiting until marriage, and since I am not MOing, that is basically what I am doing.

    Hope that helps.
    Best,
    Mathman1994
     
  10. Thomas3

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    Hello everyone! On Friday two weeks ago, I relapsed and I decided that I needed to take a break from NoFap until I finished school for the year. After two long weeks, I've finally finished all of my work and I'm ready to kick back for summer. I've laid out my weekly schedule so that I'm busy enough to where I won't be bored and fall into temptations easily. But since Saturday two weeks ago, I've been free from pmo, so I'm on Day 15 as of today. Hopefully I can beat 28 days and become an elf at least. Good luck fellowship!
     
  11. RiseToGreatness

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    Checking in Fellowship

    Finally one day of retention was done! Yesterday it seemed forever but the day has passed. Much better day today. Went to a family gathering and it went really well. Still feeling tired but my mood is good so its good :D

    My laptop seems to have a problem with the battery, so im typing from the smartphone which i hate, so i will keep this short.

    Have a great day Fellowship. Let's rise!!!
     
  12. Bestia Titán

    Bestia Titán Fapstronaut

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  13. Mathman1994

    Mathman1994 Fapstronaut

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    Day 13.5 no P
    Day 8.5 no MO

    I had several relapse dreams last night. Relapse in the sense that I looked at P and edged. Glad it was just a dream when I woke up. Two weeks free from porn and porn-subs tonight and 9 days hard mode. I was looking something up on YouTube last night and a potentially triggering video popped up (just some anime stuff, nothing particularly bad). Anyway, I did not click into the video, found what I was looking for, and then closed out of YouTube without watching the video. It feels really good to not be triggered by the things that used to trigger me, though I am still being very careful when I see things that peek my interest sexually.

    Best,
    Mathman1994
     
  14. Slider8

    Slider8 Fapstronaut

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    This way you will find out if it is really pointless....and a suggestion on life improving-attitude of gratitude.:)
     
  15. Slider8

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    Such a long and good post ;)! The tell-tell sign of a mental energy on a rise, but please consider that the 1st week is hard and those who struggle might not have enough of the attention span to go through the entirety of your thought. Just a suggestion-if you could make it shorter by splitting it into say three parts it would be much easier to get it across for those who struggle.:)
    And I remember myself thinking exactly the same before going down as well as remembered the St.Peter saying ready to die for Jesus only to betray Him trice later. This attitude can relax you into thinking you are safe. Keep you vigilance alive and kicking for as long as you live. This way you might succeed!:)
     
  16. ListenPaul

    ListenPaul Fapstronaut

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    Day 32 monk mode.

    It was a good Sunday. I did some work, had some rest and gardened in the evening. Also, baked home pizza pie.

    Being outside is wonderful these days. Summer is coming to it's culmination and it's easy to feel that.

    Rule number 1. Of course, no pornography, no masturbation, no orgasm. Check.
    Rule number 2. No searching for sexually stimulating material, guarding my look in the street, on TV, on internet, etc. Check.
    Rule number 3. Daily prayer. Check.
    Rule number 4. Following my day schedule. This includes going to sleep and waking up on time, starting and finishing work on time. Mostly check.
    Rule number 5. At least one hour a day of activities not related to work, this site or empty internet browsing. Check. Gardening.
    Rule number 6. Daily journaling. Here or personally. Check.
    Rule number 7. Memory practise. I will relate it to my studies, so that I would save time. Not check. Day off.

    It is a reset, when any of first three rules is breached. I should follow others as much as possible.
     
  17. MyGodandMyAll27

    MyGodandMyAll27 Fapstronaut

    Day 6. A lot of urges but staying strong I know for me the first two weeks are too hard so i cannot be so confident so I’m doing my best and looking forward thinking in a life free from the ring.
     
  18. Anew2019

    Anew2019 Fapstronaut

    1 day. Been a few days since I have been on here. Been on days off. Still on days off. Supposed to go back Wednesday but we will see. My car got stolen today. I a, choosing to trust God with this and am doing my best to forgive whoever did it. It will all work out. I decided a couple days ago to start praying the full rosary every day. That’s 4 of them. Totally worth it. The graces I will receive from that is worth far more than anything else I can do with my time. Graces for myself and others. I have been researching. Lots of people found so many more graces when they started praying all four. Makes me wonder if this whole situation of my car getting stolen is not a huge grace somehow. My golf clubs were in it. I had been wondering if I had been neglecting my talent of music because of golfing. Been spending too much money on golfing. I need to be saving money for music school. Maybe I will get my car back and my clubs will be gone. That is probably why they stole it. If I do get them back. I will probably buy some new ones if I have to. I think I will split my evening into golf stuff one evening and music stuff the next. Maybe with more prayer I will decide to just stick with music. Anyways.

    Prayer.
    4 rosaries last 2 days.

    abstinence.
    Have not been fasting.

    Rest.
    Listening to classical and sacred music. Slept for 13 hours last night. Guess I was tired.

    exercise.
    None to speak of.

    nutrition.
    not so good.

    temptations.
    None the last day and a half.

    I am hoping that praying the 4 rosaries a day will help get me to place with work where I am happy. I do not like my work. I need to work 14 days straight before I get time off. I need to pay off debt though before I can go to school. I dunno. Maybe this situation of my car being stolen will lead to that.
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2021
  19. Baby Yoda

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    The chaser effect got me good today and I fell twice today. I am not going to lie to you guys, it is hard to stay positive after a fall to p like this.

    I just find that I am so confused and frustrated with myself right now. In my previous streak of 55 days, everything just felt so easy and effortless. I was motivated and urges almost seemed like nothing to me. Now its gotten all so difficult again all of a sudden and im so frustrated with that. Shouldn't it be a little easier now? Why does it feel so much harder to quit all of a sudden?

    Ugh.
     

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