My NoFap journey started 3 months ago. Before I started NoFap I used to pmo once or twice daily since around the age of 12 till 21. Before I had found NoFap I was always tired, depressed, struggling with my grades in college.
I just wanted to post a 6 month follow up. Hopefully someone can find it encouraging. I firmly believe that nofap provides incredible improvements to many facets of life and hope that everyone else feels the same improvements I do.
I've been PMO free for more than 90 days. I don't post a lot on nofap.com but I feel the need to share what has helped me along the way as I know you're all struggling right along with me...fighting the good fight.
I wasn’t planning on writing a 90-day report on various reasons: first of all, there’s already a lot of them and I wasn’t sure if I had something new to say. Furthermore, I was sort of cheating during my streak.
DAY 1 I was unemployed out of college, living with my parents, single, and had a porn problem that was destroying my life. Brain fog made intelligible thought near impossible, and anxiety made social contact a terrifying obligation.
I learned about the biology / psychology behind my porn addiction. I read everything I could about my addiction in this forum, at the Yourbrainonporn webpage, and several addiction recovery webpages. This is the first item in my list because I feel it's crucial, and one that many (especially those that regularly reset their badges) fail to do.
Automatically, our brains tune in to what’s new. Though your unthinking response to a new face in the crowd or a new dress in a store window may be fleeting, this impression creates both short and longer-term effects on your brain. Looking at how novelty affects us, two psychologists propose a new framework that categorizes the neurobiological processes into three response groups: perception, arousal, and memory.
So it's been a few days over 90 and so far I'm doing great! I have to admit that I was extremely skeptical in the beginning but now I am a huge believer. I don't believe in the superpowers, for me at least.
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