I had several unplayed games on my steam account when I put it down (All gotten on sales). The "sunk cost fallacy" is real. Gaming nostalgia also hit me hard. Eventually, these things won't matter because you'll be looking somewhere where they don't belong. Welcome in and good luck!
Day 7, one week! Alright! It's 8 o'clock in the morning and I just came back from my night shift. I wish I'd have enjoyed more the days when I was single. It is funny now how I was afraid of being rejected by women. I mean, what were the risks? Anyway, let's not cry over the spilled milk. I went to the library that day. They don't allow you to sit down and work if you're not using the library's material. Sounds stupid but I can see where this rule came from. So instead, I work in the dinning table. Now I feel more inclined to work here. I'm using sticky notes to keep important things where I can see them. Better than any app around.
@hycniejsy Thanks for the videos. They put words in what I felt about the nofap on my not-so-high best of 18 days. The 15 days is meant to be a more reachable milestone. After I get it, I'll continue for more 15 days. I mean, 15 days are easier than 90, right? Day 4 Going to the library after lunch. 15 min ride by bicycle. I expect to work there for about 2 hours, focused time. Pomodoro approach will be used again.
Congratualtions on your progress! 1/3 of the detox! As for a public journal on these forums, there are two big things you can benefit from having one here: AccountabilitySense of CommunityTo put it simple, it would be like playing the detox on multiplayer mode. Good luck!
@hycniejsy Hi, Hycniejsy! I'll just tell you some random facts hoping they help you understand better. Having sex doesn't lower one's libidoVery few people choose masturbation over sex. They only masturbate when they can't have sex.Being in a relationship doesn't mean sex at one's will. Sex needs consent of everyone involved.Being married doesn't give you rights over your spouse. At least not in where I'm from.While men are like a on/off switch, women are more like a volume knob. Sometimes it takes time and effort to get them in to max volume.Hope it helps!
Day 1 - It seems I didn't write enough yesterday I'm making the challenge 15 days only. Although I don't think I have problems with jacking off frequency, I felt better when I stayed 18 days without it. So I'll definitely want to withdraw from it if I can help it. I came to the conclusion that I must work in my manuscripts out of my house. Being at home isn't working anymore. Gotta find some library with a power outlet so I can plug my computer. My excuse was that it was cold. Now it is almost summer.
Congratulations on completing 40 days without surrendering to the temptation. The 90 days is a tough quest and you learn a lot through it. Patience was key for me, I hope you can be patient to yourself. Change is slow.