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No Porn & No Fab (32 days and going)
Dates with four ladies in the past two weeks. I use the dates to remind myself that time is better spent on real people.

Meditation (67 days and going)
I remember (to do it) even if I don't do it on the morning, I can't before, if I miss my morning ritual I'll forgot it totally. But 15 mins has sometimes reduced to 10 mins, one explanation but not excuse is that world is busy and my mind can't fully take off for 15 mins.

GSD system of top 3 things (58 days and going)
This has helped me tremendously in prioritizing. Makes me feel my entrepreneurship life is alive again, previously I feel drowned with so many things to do. Now, just do three things at one time (in the next hour, the afternoon, or the weekend).

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The small things (Day 0)
I have the bad habit of picking my nose in public (you know, when you are at the corridor, or in the bus where you won't see those people again), I want to use the BSD system to kick this away, I tried it for two days and both days failed.
 

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How's the no caffeine challenge going? I quit 5 days ago and it is absolutely killing me at the moment
 

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Great progress, keep it up!

How's the no caffeine challenge going? I quit 5 days ago and it is absolutely killing me at the moment
Just keep it up and it will get better. I quit recently (2+ months ago). The first few days were hell, but now my energy level is way more stable throughout the day and I never crave coffee anymore.
 

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I stopped watching porn a long time ago. When I met my wife I read a book on relationships in which the author explained that if you watch porn you condition your brain to lose interest in your own mate (because of the chemical reaction when you orgasm in combination with seeing other women / men) in the long run. If you're into monogamy it may pay longterm to stop watching porn.
 

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Hi I am chronicling my challenge.

Background: I am a 35 yo entrepreneur in my 7th year of tech-hood, business are going well and expanding, and there is a chance we can be something bigger. Right now, the firm's limit is my own ability to handle the business and myself, and I've come to realize that personal discipline will be most people's demon, at least it is mine. I want to create the ultimate habit of good life.

No Porn (7th day)
This sounds perverted, but it's something I (or most men?) am addicted to, I used to surf porn almost everyday, and it was really hard to quit (I guess one doesn't quit porn). I am now on my 7th day of abstinence, the longest I've done is a little over a month. I realized by cutting porn I become sharper and clearer, and porn is not on my mind all the time. Expert says that it also improves dating life.

No Fap (7th day)
Almost like porn, and go hand in hand. So yes, I want to get rid of this habit too. I don't think I'll ever quit fap and porn fully, and that's not the point, but I want to reduce the frequency to where it is healthy and I have control over. Incidentally my best social and sex life this year was when I refused to partake in porn and fap.

Daily 30 minutes no interruption of learning
Oh man, today my phone wire broke and I can't charge my phone, that is how I ended up typing this post. Time also seems to move so slow, but so productive. I want to give myself 30 minutes of no interruption to learn something, anything. And right now is learning Spanish

Daily 10 minutes meditation (1st day)
I can't seem to "get" the zen yet, and have only remember doing it in random days. The longest I've done was about two week. I want to give it a go and really make it a habit. The least that comes out of it is that I have my day's to-do items prioritize as I can't do anything other than sit. Of course the best would be to get thoughts our of my head.

No Coffee (cured)
Contentious but I don't have addiction and find quitting easy, I am now on my second month of abstinence and I have abstained before for two months prior before picking up a few cups again.

No Facebook (cured)
F**k FB! I am done with it.

Note: I realized that the secret to creating habits is to record, record, record. Recording progress really works! Secondly, stop using the phone! at least for 30 minutes a day during learning session, or better intermittent 30 minutes without phone.
For most people, discipline comes from seeing how a lack a discipline has failed them into having no money.

Then work takes on a new light.

Still a few of them realize working for time doesn’t pay the bills. Gradually the Fastlane tenents reveal themselves out of experiencing massive pain.
 
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How's the no caffeine challenge going? I quit 5 days ago and it is absolutely killing me at the moment
Fully cured!

Whenever I have craving I will do tea, pure tea or tea with milk

It's been several months since and I've decided to take it off the challenge list now.
 
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I stopped watching porn a long time ago. When I met my wife I read a book on relationships in which the author explained that if you watch porn you condition your brain to lose interest in your own mate (because of the chemical reaction when you orgasm in combination with seeing other women / men) in the long run. If you're into monogamy it may pay longterm to stop watching porn.
Maybe it's the extra time I have (for quitting porn) or maybe it's the desperation, but I seem to attract more women attention after quitting. So I guess by quitting porn u focus on the real life stuff.
 
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No Porn & No Fab (41 days and going)
Breaking my 42 days record ......

Meditation (76 days and going)
I realized that I've been cheating. If I look at the watch and if it hasn't hit 15 minutes I go back to meditation, this time around if I start looking at the time I considered that's times up. (results: 12, 8, 11, 9, 9, 10 mins....) I need to focus for 15 minutes none stop, challenge accepted!

GSD system of top 3 things (67 days and going)
Going great!

The small things (Day 0)
For the past nine days since starting the challenge I've failed everyday. *sob*
 
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No Porn & No Fab (41 days and going)
Breaking my 42 days record ......

Meditation (76 days and going)
I realized that I've been cheating. If I look at the watch and if it hasn't hit 15 minutes I go back to meditation, this time around if I start looking at the time I considered that's times up. (results: 12, 8, 11, 9, 9, 10 mins....) I need to focus for 15 minutes none stop, challenge accepted!

GSD system of top 3 things (67 days and going)
Going great!

The small things (Day 0)
For the past nine days since starting the challenge I've failed everyday. *sob*
No Porn & No Fab (5 days and going)
5th day of restarting after my 47 days best record.....

Meditation (80th day record)
My record 80th day, after which I can't really meditate well due to christmas seasons and lots of family members for this week and next. I am gonna restart (properly) need to focus on getting 15 minutes done with help such as music, chanting and alarm....I previously just stopped at 8 mins, 10 mins etc etc...

GSD system of top 3 things (72 days)
My record 72 days too. Taking a break as well since it's Christmas holidays....

The small things
(Day 0)
GETTING RID OF BAD HABIT FAIL DAILY, (digging nose, touching belly..)
(Day 14 and going) CREATING NEW HABIT (calorie counting)
 

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I've started replacing coffee with juicing spinach/kale in the mornings. I feel like I get a burst of energy that lasts and allows me to work. It could be very well a placebo but I do feel better in the evenings instead of having several cups of coffee during the day and crashing later.
 

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It seems as if you’re aiming to break your previous “no porn/no fap” record only to restart again a couple days after. What’s triggering those emotions to go back to that comfort zone. You had spoke to women and even went on dates, but it seems that’s not enough to keep you away. What’s the problem.
 
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It seems as if you’re aiming to break your previous “no porn/no fap” record only to restart again a couple days after. What’s triggering those emotions to go back to that comfort zone. You had spoke to women and even went on dates, but it seems that’s not enough to keep you away. What’s the problem.
U r right, I am trying to break my old record, now on the 18th day. Dating life has never been greater these days. The trigger back to the fap/porn was one time I just slipped.
 
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Six months after No Porn, No Fap challenge

I decided to start this challenge over six months ago. attempting to quit an almost daily habit since puberty (I am now late 30s), it was literally counting days when I started. After joining FLF in September 2019 I started recording the progress openly in the forum, I am glad to say that since starting tracking on FLF I’ve only slip twice! Most recently, I have gone 41 days , 35 days , 47 days and now on my 24th day and counting!

I am tempted to say that it is the third resolution conquered! After no coffee and no Facebook. I now have 30 minutes more daily, and placebo or not, have better interaction and luck with the opposite sex.
 

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