Age 18 - I've had a better time in these last 6 months and made more memories than the first 3 1/2 years of highschool combined
I started watching porn around the age of 10 and fapping around the age of 14. It got up to 2-3 times a day for the last 4 years until I found this sub and decided to quit. When I first found Nofap in early Feb I thought this could be the cause of all my problems. I failed the first 3-4 times until Feb 20th the last time I fapped or watched porn.
I had many reasons for starting nofap. Girls, anxiety, depression, and I couldn't figure out why I felt so dead inside and wondered if anyone else felt this way. The first week after quitting I felt amazing, almost impossible to explain. It seemed like I had finally become social and girls were looking at me and talking to me more. I quickly hit the flatline and while I believe the flatline is over now it took until around day 150 before I really felt I was out of the flatline. I haven't really felt like I did that first week since then but I'm hoping at some point along that journey I could again.
The benefits I felt I wouldn't describe as superpowers but that being said I am a completely different person now than I was a half year ago. I'm no longer timid or scared of what people think nearly as much. I'm not afraid to speak my mind or am I worried that I might offend someone. I workout almost everyday and have made huge gains in the gym. I'm feeling much more confident and I no longer sit in my room every night and wonder why my life feels empty.
The gains I made in the gym aren't the only noticeable difference. My eyes don't look like I had 2 hours of sleep anymore and my skin is glowing and my acne is almost cleared up. Now I can enjoy life more. Before I didn't even have fun hanging out with friends and would not want to go out. I now look forward to it and enjoy things like music and driving much more.
Next week I am heading to college and even though I feel I missed out on a lot in highschool I am looking forward to what college will bring. I am not going to live in the past and think about what i missed.
My advice would be for anyone going through this journey to not expect to see benefits just by simply quitting porn and fapping. I would recommend that everyone go to the gym because of the huge difference it has made in my life and you really do have to make an effort to go out and try new things and meet new people. All the benefits I received weren't just because of nofap. Nofap was huge on my path of self-improvement but it isn't the only thing you need to do. I no longer play video games or eat junk food all the time and I try not to think negatively about anything anymore. Don't stay in your house all day, take every opportunity you have to go out and make a memory and do somethings that you might regret. I've had a better time in these last 6 months and made more memories than the first 3 1/2 years of highschool combined. I hope this could help some of you on your journey and I wish you the best.
Edit: Also I would be happy to answer any questions you might have about my journey, flatline, tips etc. and feel free to pm me
LINK - 180 day report
By - nofap13579