Hey! Before starting, please excuse my atrocious writing skills. This is not really a guide, more like ideas for those who want to challenge themselves and the way I would do it. What is NoScreen, and what is it not? NoScreen is a challenge where one abstain from viewing screens for one day. Different modes are possible, each with its own difficulty. NoScreen is just about screens, so if you want for example to call a friend and your landline phone don't have a screen, it's perfectly ok. It's totally up to you to decide anything. It's really just a challenge. If you are interested in testing your self-control and self-discipline, that could be an interesting experience for you. Why NoScreen? A bit like NoFap, NoScreen is a challenge to better yourself. There are several valuable reasons for one to abstain from screens for one day. _ Better and more profound sleep, and possibly easier to fall asleep. _ Possibly reduced headaches and eyes aches. _ Thrill of challenging yourself and stepping out of your comfort zone. _ Increased self-discipline. _ Porn can only be viewed on screen, right? Totally compatible with not using porn, but be aware that it could trigger masturbation. _ Procrastination can be reduced if you choose to do stuff. _ Great opportunity to take a day for you to breathe and relax. _ Countless other stuff! Choose your way _ XTREM mode: no screen whatsoever. LCD, computer, phone, mp3 player, digital watch, ANYTHING. This is not for the faint hearted and actually may be impossible to do. _ Digital mode: watching only digital screens, including watch, pedometers, stuff like that. _ No music mode: if like me, you only have music on your non-digital mp3 player and your computer and can’t listen to CDs or vinyls, you can choose not to listen to music on that day. It’s possible, I did it, but it is very hard. _ Music allowed mode: only authorizing yourself to watch your mp3 player screen. Abstaining from music can be excruciating and it’s just about self-control and discipline. _ Different modes can be adapted to what you wish. No computer, no television, no phone, it’s up to you. You are your own master and only you know what’s best for you. Prepare yourself _ Choose your day carefully. If your work doesn't requires you to work with any screen, you might want to try it that day. Otherwise, wait for weekends or holidays. Put all the odds in your favour! _ Answer all your important emails. Do all the Internet stuff you have to do. Warn your family, friends, your work, that you won’t be able at all to be contacted on this special day - depending of course on the mode you choose. _ Make a list of all the things you wish to accomplish on this day if your goal is too avoid boredom at maximum. _ Know your boredom triggers and avoid them. The goal isn't to be bored, but to be productive. _ Be aware that it could be MO triggering, even though you won’t be able to watch any porn. it also can be withdrawal triggering so do it at your own risk. _ You also can choose to purposely be bored, as it is a great way to get creative. Totally up to you. Embracing boredom The problem with NoScreen is that it can be really PMO triggering if your first trigger is boredom. The thing is, NoScreen is not supposed to bore you, unless you choose so. It’s an excellent way of doing stuff that you normally procrastinate because of what you’re doing on screens, or because you work using a screen. You have to make this day special, because it is. It’s a special day just for you. Here are some very basic few ideas to kill boredom, feel free to add more. Check WikiHow, they have great guides to kill boredom! _ Don’t think about PMO. _ Do the dishes. _ Do laundry. _ Clean your entire place, or even just your room. Clean your space, clean your mind. _ Read a book you've always wanted to read or have to finish. _ Pamper yourself in a home spa. _ Take a long walk without money in your pockets. _ Visit a place you've always wanted to visit. _ Play an instrument. _ Exercise more than usual. _ Work! _ Cook your own especially good meals. Bonus point if they’re healthy _ Be creative. Express yourself. _ If you’re religious, pray. If there is a celebration of your religion on that day, try to attend it. _ Meditate, do breathing exercises. _ Nap. _ Go watch an exhibition, do stuff you've always wanted to do. _ If you stay at home, put on your comfiest clothes. If you go out, put on your fav outfit. _ Do a gratuitous kindness act. _ Write a journal. _ Learn a new skill. _ Step out of your comfort zone. If you’re a procrastinator, do your work (I am a huge procrastinator, and started to write my essay by hand instead than on my laptop during my first NoScreen day, and wrote more than 1000 words). Don’t forget to take regular breaks. _ Educate yourself. Read books on stuff that interest you. Visit museums, read self-bettering books, stuff like that. _ Take some special time with your family. _ Pet your pet. _ Try stuff you never did before. _ Be extra kind. _ Be aware that daydreaming can strongly lead to a masturbation relapse. _ Play games such as sudokus and such. Keep your brain busy so it won’t think about porn. Trick yourself into thinking you’re having a great time. After NoScreen If you had a good experience, you might consider to redo it. Personally, I am aiming to do it once a week. This way I make it a special day where I know I'm going to get shit done and take some time with myself without sexual pleasure. Also, if you choose the No Music mode, I noticed that coming back to music the day after resulted in very heavily increased pleasure to listen music. It might be linked to dopamine. I hope it helped a tiny bit. I personally definitely enjoyed doing this challenge, it was very hard but I will redo it with great pleasure. Please please please tell me if you think this is interesting! And add everything you want, this is not a guide.