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Discussion in 'Events & Challenges' started by BrohkenCompass, Sep 3, 2020.
Sorry bro. Hope you get it figured out.
Honestly, I have no practical response. I will either try to not think about it, or I begin down that slippery slope. It is the reason that after 2 decades, 99% of my streaks are single digits.
Man, a impulse created for, I would guess, 3 decades is no easy level monster. I would say that it is pretty urgent to create a strategy, first how the urges appear, you where seen what, where? On your phone? It is fantasy?
I will decribe the tolls I developed during my journey just to serve a inspiration.
For the phone I will probably go to the toilet when the urges appear and take a book with me, normally literature, and read until the urge end.
For the fantasy, that might also appear after a phone urge not satisfied, I will create a image of Myamoto Musashi training day and night, with a iron discipline, and then putting my self at the place of Musashi, feeling the pain, the tireness and heat of the strenuous training, seeing my self rejecting every kind of pleasure for the sake of beeing the greater samurai of all.
These two cases are worst to me, I don't know what is your situation, but I would be happy if any of my tools are helpful brother.
(Sorry if my English is not that good)
PS: I also suggest you to see the Samurai Trilogy about Musashi, three very good japanese movies.
Sorry to hear that. I bet next time we can help you succeed. I know those urges well. And resisting them seems impossible, but it’s not. What you need is to face those urges head on. You will get another shot at those urges soon enough. So let’s make a plan of attack so you will succeed next time. The next time an urge comes, I want you to pay attention to it. Acknowledge it. Try to pay attention to the sensation itself and how your body reacts to the urge. But don’t give in to it, just observe it. And take note of how you are feeling through the whole thing. Breath deeply, close your eyes and keep your mind focused on what you’re feeling. Set a timer and time how long each urge lasts. You will notice that they actually come in waves. You will begin to realize that the urges come and go. They don’t last forever. I’ve always believed that the key to recovery is to learn to push through the urges. As we resist the urges, we gain strength and then future urges become more manageable. You also gain confidence in your ability to get past the urges once you succeed at doing it a few times. You need to prove to yourself that you are stronger than those urges. They may seem like they will never go away. One time I had urges for three days straight. I thought that I would never make it through, but then on the 4th day, I had zero urges! Stay strong and they will go away.
Hope so this will motivate you, if you lose all your hopes
All the best
Link - https://www.yourbrainonporn.com/too...-reset-dont-hurt-yourself-further-by-binging/
Wish me luck guys my Exams are going on
Thank You for the encouragement and support tonyk1982. Say, I have now had two people talk about their "Journal". Where do I find this on my profile page? Are you referring to the Posting Tab? The place where you can post, but it only allows 140 characters?
Also, I am so new to Nofap I don't really know much about how it works. For instance, if I followed you, would your posts come across a feed on my profile page, or something? Haha, sorry man, I am a total newb to this site. Just trying to understand a little more about it.
I thought I posted anyway day 9 done
Day 10 done
Relapsed again last night. Give me another strike.
I absolutely love the support between everyone in this challenge. I’ll try and contribute more as time allows, because even posting progress makes me proud to be part of it.
Day 39. Not slept great and had a job interview this morning. Stressful stuff, the type where a relief PMO would often show itself as an option. But not today! Great news!
Figured out earlier that the last day of the challenge will be Day 125, so I’m almost at six weeks, and one third of the way there. Good to tick off the milestones.
Love to you all!
I think you can start writing a journal and post it to whatever group forum you feel is appropriate, like your age group. I'm not an expert on this site - I write a journal and follow a few groups, read other's stories, and try to lend some encouragement and share some things that I have discovered help me with my addiction. Some members put a link to their journal on their profile badge. I suggest to spend time wandering around the site and you'll figure it out and find what you need. Sometimes I just come to this site instead of, and as a deterrent against, going to P. Seeing how PMO behavior has gotten in the way of so many people's lives is a great reminder of why I want to stay clean.
Day 21 - for the moment, all is calm today. No urges, no P memories, no imagery. Thank you for this day.
Day 6 Check-in!
I read through parts of your journal of the last 5 years. You know what you need to do.
For People who have relapsed
Don't regret for relapses, focus on solutions to overcome them
Whenever Anybody will feel low just remember that everything happens for your good, So focus on Good and good will increase and focus on bad and bad will increase
What else can we do when we are feeling low...........?
This is truth. I absolutely know what to do, but the ability to carry it out eludes me.
Thanks for the affirmation.
Checking in, Day 1.
Today, I feel really good, with no desires for porn at all. 24 hours ago the desire for my porn type was strong. Today, I am just enjoying being alive.
I absolutely know what I need to do, but I never carry it out. I need to address this. I feel like I have destroyed this challenge for myself. Still, I can accumulate more days that I have since 2009 if I start carrying out a real plan to deal with those urges.
Hi Guys, is it possible to join the challenge still? I am going strong for 11 days now, so technically started before the cutoff of 3rd october. @BrohkenCompass awaiting your reply.