What is a realistic time frame for my first time?

Discussion in 'Rebooting - Porn Addiction Recovery' started by thescot01, Sep 19, 2020.

  1. thescot01

    thescot01 Fapstronaut

    I've not really done much NoFap before and only lasted a day or two. This is my first serious attempt - what is a realistic number of days to aim for to start with?

    Secondly, how can I get through it? What can I expect to feel?
  2. Aim for one day at a time.

    You can get through it through discipline. You need a set of healthy habits to replace porn and shift-momentum of the urges you'll get each time you end up having an urge. Your mind will be messy, you'll suffer various types of negative or positive emotions and you will need to find a healthy way to cope them through various good activities: journaling, meditation, reading, working out etc.

    My personal suggestion is to check out Universal Man on youtube, he has a free ebook and guide on how to beat a porn addiction. You certainly need a well built strategy if you want to make it. Last but not least, educate yourself. Research, a lot of valuable material on youtube, and ybop as well as this forum, look for it gain the knowledge and implement it.
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  3. alphakadabro

    alphakadabro Fapstronaut

    I caution against visiting Youtube during early days of recovery. There are many suggestive thumbnails and tempting images that will trigger those in early recovery.

    I concur with all of the other advice. And I suggest that you should build many hobbies that are offline and not digital, as much as possible. This especially important during the early days. And socialize a lot.

    I wrote a few posts that I think will be very helpful.

    My #1 Tip: Change Your Environment https://forum.nofap.com/index.php?threads/my-1-tip-change-your-environment.288435/

    How To Use Devices In a Healthy Way https://forum.nofap.com/index.php?threads/how-to-use-devices-in-a-healthy-way.290017/

    PMO Has No Power Over You https://forum.nofap.com/index.php?threads/pmo-has-no-power-over-you.290204/
  4. As much as you can, but if you relapse pick yourself up, keep going and learn from your mistakes. That is the most important part of NoFap. I would say take extra care in week 2 since that is a high risk time, if you can make it past that then it gets easier to maintain a streak.
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  5. My first attempt lasted for 93 days, and it remains my longest streak so far. You can do anything. Never set your standards lower than you can reach.

    I will say this. Try as hard as you can in the first week, because the withdrawal symptoms will be stronger and they will decay exponentially. After a month, you should have no problems abstaining from PMO.
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