The No Screen Challenge

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  1. Force Majeure

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    9/14 - no screens after 9:30 pm
    7/14 - no alcohol
    7/14 - 100 x (situps, push-ups, squats)
    7/14 - some pull-ups
    7/14 - no added sugar

    Now this feels good, I forgot all training yesterday (because I was working) and realised it just when I was going to bed. What could I do? Work out, of course! Self-discipline is growing.
     
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  2. As often, getting started is among the most difficult tasks ... :(
    Anyway, I will start again from 1/30.
     
  3. Force Majeure

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    10/14 - no screens after 9:30 pm
    8/14 - no alcohol
    8/14 - 100 x (situps, push-ups, squats)
    8/14 - some pull-ups
    8/14 - no added sugar

    I was quite tired yesterday and wasn’t looking forward to do the workout but then after it was done and I had had a cold shower, it felt so damn good. I also did a new personal best: 80 situps in a row.


    What was holding you back from perfection this time?
     
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  4. I should sleep more and be more disciplined.
     
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  5. Force Majeure

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    11/14 - no screens after 9:30 pm
    9/14 - no alcohol
    9/14 - 100 x (situps, push-ups, squats)
    9/14 - some pull-ups
    9/14 - no added sugar

    Edit:
    I'm sensing a tiny amount of "slipperyness". Since I don't want to take any risk regardless of how small it is, I need to find a quickfix that will make my day easier.

    I will therefore do 50 squats every 30 minutes from 10:00 to 16:00, 600 squats in total.
     
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  6. Force Majeure

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    12/14 - no screens after 9:30 pm
    10/14 - no alcohol
    10/14 - 100 x (situps, push-ups, squats)
    10/14 - some pull-ups
    10/14 - no added sugar

    Doing the same exercises every day starts to feel pretty boring but at the same time, it has felt very good afterwards. Maybe it could be a good thing to replace the exercises when the challenge is completed. Will think about it.

    Edit: I have now reached the point where I usually fail in my no pmo challenges. This is the moment I want to embrace, this is where I want to be. I am going to show this addiction it doesn’t have a chance this time. I know I can do this. This time I’m going to show I will.

    @stegiss if you struggle with starting, how about shorten the length of the challenge to one day or three days or so?
     
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  7. Da Victi

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    It's high time for me to do this seriously. My rules are like this:

    1. I blocked the most common sites where I usually waste my time. It is not allowed to bypass these blocks anymore. Only when I want to reward myself (with a good movie for example).
    2. I use the forum only once a day
    3. Phone: use it for important purposes only and keep conversations short.
    That's enough. 3 simple rules, but quite difficult for me to adapt to. The most important is that I try everyday and report here everyday. See ya!
     
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  8. Force Majeure

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    Sounds like a good plan!
     
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  9. Force Majeure

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    13/14 - no screens after 9:30 pm
    11/14 - no alcohol
    11/14 - 100 x (situps, push-ups, squats)
    11/14 - some pull-ups
    11/14 - no added sugar
     
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  10. Force Majeure

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    14/14 - no screens after 9:30 pm
    12/14 - no alcohol
    12/14 - 100 x (situps, push-ups, squats)
    12/14 - some pull-ups
    12/14 - no added sugar

    Screen challenge completed! Feeling pretty warmed up now, will go for another 30 days.
    0/30
     
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  11. Force Majeure

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    1/30 - no screens after 9:30 pm
    13/14 - no alcohol
    13/14 - 100 x (situps, push-ups, squats)
    13/14 - some pull-ups
    13/14 - no added sugar
     
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  12. Thank you! It is a good strategy. In addition and also important for me is to assign importance to the challenge.

    6/30
     
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  13. Da Victi

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    Since last time I have bypassed my blockers/restrictions many times. But I think I'm already doing slightly better.
    I have also found good restrictions for my phone, by the way.

    I want to be more strict and mindful.
     
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  14. Da Victi

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    Very good! I should do this as well.

    Also I like
    QOUTE Not using internet for private use for <check> days (excluding nofap for now) UNQOUTE
    What exactly do you define "private" for yourself?
     
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  15. :D I agree, assigning importance sounds like a dumb thing to require for a challenge. What I mean is that I often too lightly override my prior plan to follow the challenge and e.g. 'briefly check the news'.

    I am working in front of a screen all day including evenings and weekends, so 'no internet' is not feasible as I need it constantly. 'private use' hence means everything that I do not need for work, such as, for instance, checking news, social media, anything including a smartphone etc.
    If I have a specific purpose to complete something using online services, e.g. parcel tracking, ordering online, etc. that is ok if on the weekend.
     
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  16. Force Majeure

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    2/30 - no screens after 9:30 pm
    14/14 - no alcohol
    14/14 - 100 x (situps, push-ups, squats)
    14/14 - some pull-ups
    14/14 - no added sugar

    Finally completed all the other challenges! Now I can safely say doing the same kind of exercises everyday is really not my cup of tea :D
     
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  17. Da Victi

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    No it makes totally sense to me, because a challenge on an anonymous forum on the internet is not necessarily demanding ones full attention or dedication. It's like a game, it's fun to play, but one might easily forget it during the day to day life. Moreover there are no real consequences if one messes up.
     
  18. Da Victi

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    In the last few days I thought a lot about what would help me. I need to do it! I don't want to focus only on porn anymore and put up some rules for less media and stuff. I need to shift my focus completely. Addiction is so much about time and attention!

    Make a shift, allow yourself to do everything differently. Focus on the things that are important right now in your life. Let go EVERYTHING else. You don't need to check the news, check the forum. No bad entertainment, no good entertainment. Stop looking for something. Don't get back to old movies, don't start to educate yourself online or switch to fine arts.

    The good thing is, that there's plenty to fill my time with. I don't need to be a zen monk and look onto a wall all day. This is not like a dry fast. There are just things that need my attention. I need to free myself and then I can simply shift my attention. Of course it will not always feel good. But I can do it!
    And I'll be back to report :)
     
  19. Force Majeure

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    4/30.

    I forgot to update yesterday, which is a good sign that things are going in the right direction.
     
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    5/30.

    It feels easy at the moment but the times when I have relapsed in the past have strangely been when it has felt easy. I don’t want to do the same mistake again, so it’s important this time that I learn from the past and don’t forget what has happened before.
     
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