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  1. @ajasatya thanks. Yeah I feel like some sort of outlet/ tool is needed. Some say that running has done that for them, others that interacting face to face with family members and friends more often. I can see the benefits of hatha yoga. Disturbances in dopamine levels do actually cause not only mental but also physical unease. I will add surya namaskar and some form of pranayama exercise to my routine and will reach for 60+ days
  2. @ajasatya I am wondering how long one must go till urges subside. At least in my last attempt from day 30 to day 33 the thought patterns and my energy levels were so f***ed up that I couldn't bear it. How long it took you for your mind to calm down and dopamine levels equalize?
  3. It is siad that passion cycles go every two weeks. According to my observations it is more or less true. First week was hard. Then 2nd and 3rd was relatively easy. Currenty in the 4rth week and its hard as hell. Lust came back. Have horny dreams and thougths. Damn. Still staying strong. Try to witness dreams without indulging in them. Also some physical work helps to stay sane. Lets do this! I am the master of the body, not a slave! It is time to regain the freedom of choice good luck to all
  4. Here is the list: (brackets will include my understanding about these movies) 1. Whiplash (a guy with a vision. Loses grip on surroundings, very ego-centric. But its good to see what it takes to reach a goal, its not easy. Sacrifices are made) 2. Shape of Water (its also about the energy yin and yan; sick masculine and healthy feminine) The Big Sick (struggles of love, relationships are messy) Erernal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (lovely story) 3. Requiem For a Dream (my favorite movie, 11/10. About seeking happiness with wrong methods) Whiplash (this category as well ) 4. Intern 5. Forest Gump (I love this movie so much; the dude just lives authenticly, no mask, no pretending. Just an innocent beautiful life) 6. Waking Life (ouu man this is deep, many philosophies are cramped in this movie) 7. Sicario (different environments, different morals. Clashes between the two opposites) 8. The Matrix (Classics ) 9. 12 Angry Man (about open-mindedness, and the importance of discussion). 10. Split (cool movie but idk if is self-actualizing...) American History X (its also about ideology and dogma, also psichology, maybe its more about 9. category) The Hunt (could be categories 3. 9. 10.)
  5. Lets keep burning our avatars
  6. if you are serious about this topic or simply genuinely interested I would highly recommend dedicating an hour in watching this discussion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2aAx3wk6dg&list=FLe7QqtkN4ljwDZT0r2nl7UQ&index=1&t=0s The first question is about consciousness but the rest of the talk is about AI, what are the benefits and what are the negatives. What I like about this particular talk is that the speakers in it (3 there are) are highly educated with a lot of knowledge. Hope you find it interesting
  7. @MarkusR Is this you singing?
  8. Heart-melting performance. This man just nails life purpose. What a master of music
  9. Day 9. Feeling confident in social interactions. I had taken a nap this afternoon, just after waking up there was a strong urge to fap, maybe because of some sexual dreams, but I didn't. Yes! Off-topic: @Ether About the energy levels. I myself find hatha yoga very helpful with that. Do surya namaskar (google the technique, try it out) just after the night when you wake up. After a day or two you should be able to see the difference. Also it might be your diet. Maybe you lack some nutrients. For me lack of energy may as well signal that maybe I am in a stressed or melancholy period in my life. Throwing out all the negative /self-defeating thoughts helps. In particular J. Peterson's books first chapter/rule for life uplifts: "Stand up straight with your shoulders back" . That book may even increase motivation for noFap, taking 100 percent responsibility for life.
  10. Idk if any of you have shared this, so I will just drop it. The video may help you to to find the inner strength. I like his quote : "... if you wanna get over this, you just, you gotta stop being a little bi**h. "
  11. @Shroomdoctor thanks for the input. @Psyche_92 I am not watching tv. Much worse, I would watch something like h3h3 or pewdiepie... Basically what happened. From mid January til mid February I was doing no-fap challenge, was studying for my degree, doing yoga, even getting into kriya (before Leo mentioned it ), but than in the late February when I was doing huge changes in my diet, do to big failure (lack of knowledge on KETO and intermediate fasting) I had super big ego backlash. Basically, failed/ stop doing all these routines, hobbies, commitments. Now, starting to pick momentum again from zero. Just thinking if this challenge won't be too much and whether it is worth while. As changes in diet/ hobbies are already enough 'weight'.
  12. @Shin Do you think after 90 or 120 days of no PMO it is possible that the concentration skill will get better? This is probably the most important aspect. Because for me what happened after a month of no PMO it was super hard to study when my mind was jumping from object to object like crazy. And one more thing, do you give any rewards for your ego when you reach small goals like 30, 60 days and so on, for example a day to slack off and watch tv? I feel like on this road one could get really pissed off on the world, as there would be less sources of pleasure. Am I wrong here? Again just wondering what are your mindsets and action plans? Maybe even some of you are doing no PM challenge but with some weird ass tantra technique are getting some internal orgasms. Just wandering whats out there
  13. As a guy who lacks motivation for this challenge (have done a few streaks of 30 days in the past), I wonder if here are any guys who have gone through this and could approve that no PMO in a long run really boosts mental clarity, concentration and energy levels? As for myself those 30 days didn't seem to help with concentration. Just the opposite sometimes. I wonder if this won't just make me anti-sexuality dogmatic. Would appreciate the input P.S Currently struggle with the choice - which one to pick: 1)forceful action mode (like no PMO) and 2)"take a chill pill, go with the flow" mode. Which one is more healthy and fruitful
  14. Damn dude, this kind of reminded me some old stupid/upsetting times I lived through. When I was in a 9th grade, first days in highschool (14 years old) some girls came up to me and said, "you entered the wrong school, this is for high schoolers" asked my age and said I looked like a 10 year old. Basically from that day I started to notice my 'young look' and felt inferior from that day up until 19. Also had many more bad experiences from people (peers mostly) relating my age. I mean now I am 20 years old and could easily blend in a group of teenagers. From my experience, no matter of how much I went to the gym, changed outfit there was no perfect solution, these things helped only in miniscule. Best thing I learned was to accept this physical body. Now, I take it very lightly. When people ask my age and I tell them, I laugh or smile with them as well, joking that I am also surprised. I noticed there is nothing negative in this. Some are genuinely surprised. The only regret is that I can't change the past. If i could I would go back in time and tell myself, chill, don't worry. Pay attention to things that matter, not this. Place your worth not on your looks but on actions and don't take life too seriously. It is a play. Have no fear. The only negative thing was in school, when it was very hard for me to pick up girls, and in work interviews when an employer thought 'he is just a kid'. But apart from that all good. Plus, some people look old at their 20s, old kins of shit happens. Friend got bold at 19. With every month I am just more and more grateful for what I have. Hope these lines give you some comfort on your journey. Good luck. (And ofcourse if you have a lush solid looking beard, grow it )
  15. @Psyche_92 as a guy who succeeded at 90 no porn challenge, how are your unconscious life going? I mean, arent you constantly dreaming about girls? At least with me: if i succeed 1 week no PMO, my dreams go bat shit crazy and I fail, or worse, dreams ignite that compulsion and I relapse in my waking life...