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Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by Force Majeure, Jul 28, 2018.
7/30. A few minutes after the deadline but wanted to complete a task I did.
0/30... I think I'm loosing it again. That's why I'm still around here I guess - being the master and not a slave to the computer is indeed one of the hardest challenges here on NoFap, imho. Yesterday I was completely sold on the Mr Robot series, it's sooo amazingly good.
Haven't seen it but I'll check it out.
I lost it last night too. I had to work late and listened to music on YouTube while I did so. That's a violation of my rule. But it's not the worst as far as screens go. What's worse is that, after I finished working, I started reading about David Lee Roth and Sammy Hagar on Wikipedia. Better than porn but just such a silly waste of time. At least I only spent 20 or so minutes on this nonsense. Maybe this challenge has reduced my internet habits.
Because of being away from home I lost track. But I will continue and count the days from now on.
I haven't exactly been killing this challenge. But it's still made my life better. Even staying off screens at night two of every three days makes a difference.
That being said, I want to raise the difficulty level. I've noticed that I have a tendency to get on my computer first thing in the morning and that this leaves my wife alone with the baby. The baby is sometimes pretty grumpy in the morning. Also, it's part of her regular routine that I take her on a morning jaunt. When I'm not around, it seems to increase her morning grumpiness. And that can make life really hard on my wife. So I now also want to stay off screens from 4:30 a.m. until I'm fully dressed and prepared to leave the house with my daughter (for example, her water bottle is full, there are diapers in her changing bag, etc.):
A. after 6 p.m. or
it's to meet a next-day deadline that was set by someone else or that I set before 6 p.m.,
it's for a legitimate, in-person social purpose, such as watching a show or movie that my friend or wife suggested we watch,
it's video chatting with a close friend or relative,
it's looking up directions in Google Maps, or
it's using Instacart to order groceries or track a grocery delivery.
If I use a screen after 6 p.m. for any of the above purposes, then I can use screens only to advance these purposes. I may not open tabs, windows, or apps that do not contribute to the purpose for which I'm using the screen. For example, if I'm working to meet a deadline, every tab, window, or app I open must help me meet this deadline.
And no screens
B. after 4:30 a.m. until I'm fully dressed and prepared to leave the house with my daughter
I'm not taking my daughter on our morning jaunt that day,
It's to check the weather, or
It's to check Google Maps.
If I use a screen after 4:30 a.m. for any of the above purposes, then I can use screens only to advance these purposes. I may not open tabs, windows, or apps that do not contribute to the purpose for which I'm using the screen.