Journal for mutual support 3.0

Discussion in 'Ages 20-24' started by CidGuerreiro, Nov 12, 2012.

  1. Thelongwayhome27

    Thelongwayhome27 Well-Known Member

    Coffee is one of those things that can make urges harder to resist since we are more "jolted". For me, feeling high mood can precipitate a relapse. It's hard not to have a coffee in the morning since I really love it - but I try to stick at only one. I used to drink quite a few a day, and if I would only listen to my desire, I'd have another in the afternoon for sure.

    It's great to take a complete break from it though and green tea is a super healthy choice.

    Keeping the habit of journaling more often can be nice to feel committed. Good luck on your first week clean, you got this !
  2. CidGuerreiro

    CidGuerreiro Well-Known Member

    Day 3

    Had a bitch of a headache throughout the entire day. Can't tell if it's related to no PMO/caffeine, it might be just a random thing.

    Since yesterday however I've been feeling much better than I have in a long while. Obviously it's too early to reap tangible benefits from No Fap, but simply working to improve myself is already making me feel better.

    I also stumbled upon some "dopamine detox" videos on Youtube. I've always been skeptic of those detox things, but the symptoms really match what I've been feeling for the past few months or so. No interest in anything, no pleasure from anything, low libido, brain fog... I might give it a shot, starting with porn and caffeine, while also reducing gaming to only a few hours on weekends.
  3. CidGuerreiro

    CidGuerreiro Well-Known Member

    Day 5

    Headache comes and goes, it might be related to no PMO/caffeine after all.

    Other than that I'm actually feeling pretty motivated to change my life around, I've been looking up some info on things I might do after the whole coronavirus circus settles down. There's still plenty of room for improvement but I can't expect everything to change overnight, it takes some time.
  4. CJJackson

    CJJackson Active Member

    You got it bro! I was in the same boat the last 6 months but I’ve been doing so much better since the beginning of March! You just gotta find something positive to work towards and the rest will come. You’ve come this far and inspires all of us! Just keeping going bro. Always here to talk if you need to!
  5. CidGuerreiro

    CidGuerreiro Well-Known Member

    Hey man! Great to hear from you, and I'm glad you're going strong too.

    You're right, I can't expect things to magically change just from 5-6 days of no PMO. I need more time clean, as well as more active work on improving my routine.

    You can count on me too if you ever need to talk. Cheers!
  6. CidGuerreiro

    CidGuerreiro Well-Known Member

    Day 7

    Had a dangerous moment this morning, when I entertained sexual thoughts for a while before getting out of bed. Overall though, the first week has been quite easy, with only mild cravings every now and then.

    I have this persistent headache that refuses to go away, and it's really bringing me down today. Yesterday was quite a productive day but today I haven't done pretty much anything relevant yet.
  7. CidGuerreiro

    CidGuerreiro Well-Known Member

    Day 9-10

    It's almost scary how easy it's been to refrain from PMO/MO these first 9-10 days. It's almost like there's something wrong going on and I'm not noticing it yet, or something that may happen soon. It truly makes me anxious.

    This is the longest I've abstained from orgasm in a looong while. Even when I had some decent runs of 14 or 21 days I'd always beat my meat to fantasy every so often, while now I'm going cold turkey (so far, at least). I haven't peeked at all since I started this run, so this might be the reason why it's been so easy up to this point.

    Anyway, just wanted to check in, keep the habit of journaling every few days. I hope everyone is going strong and have a great weekend.
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  8. CidGuerreiro

    CidGuerreiro Well-Known Member

    Day 13 of no PMO

    MO'd this morning. Instantly regretted it, even though there was no porn involved. Back on track immediately.

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