Hi everyone, feels good to be here

Discussion in 'New to NoFap' started by helpfuldude, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. helpfuldude

    helpfuldude Fapstronaut

    Hello everyone. I have been doing NoFap for two years now, with ups and downs and around two months ago I have started my first streak above 7 days, so I'm very satisfied with my progress. Still I know that I should always keep my guard up. Also, I have learned so much along the way, and I'm excited to help people like me, while learning from them as well. There are so many facilities and help groups for other addictions, and average person wouldn't think that PMO can create problems, so having a community is very important. I hope all of us will change our lives for the better. Thanks for this forum, and thanks for having me:)
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  2. aerokus

    aerokus Fapstronaut

    Welcome to the forum! Good luck with your streak. You should set up a counter, it helps :)
  3. helpfuldude

    helpfuldude Fapstronaut

    Thanks, I use Habit Tracker on my phone, keeps the count, and you can see your past streaks, calendar view etc, found it more helpful.
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  4. Nadamotain

    Nadamotain Fapstronaut

  5. Hi. Welcome to forum!

    Make sure you create a personal journal thread in Reboot Logs section and blog there on a regular basis. As well as just generally be active participant in various forum discussions. I recommend this to everybody new here because it's the major thing that helped me when I was first starting. Just lurking on forums, reading and learning is great. But it usually is so much more powerful to engage. It helps to keep us motivated and accountable when we are active part of community. And keeps this in front of our minds so we don't forget about importance of it and slip away in our old habits. Sharing is also therapeutic. This is a major reason why AA meetings work so good. But that was developed before internet era. These days we can get most of the same benefits online through communities like this. So don't underestimate the power of active participation.

    I would also like to suggest you to look into mindfulness meditation. It has helped me personally tremendously to learn how to deal with urges and triggers. It takes a while to get good at it and notice results, so you need to be consistent with it, but once you do it's very powerful. It has been used by sages for thousands of years to deal with various issues of the mind. And in recent decades the science is also catching up to what ancient sages have know for centuries. Meditation these days are widely used as very effective tool by psychologists for treating addiction and by neurologists for supporting recovery of the brain. It is a great exercise for the brain the same way as jogging is great exercise for the body. Check out this Ted talk, it gives a good idea of what's it about when it comes to philosophy. As far as practical side of it there is this awesome smartphone app called Headspace for guided meditations to get you started.

    Wish you lot's of strength and success in your reboot journey!
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