Been on the nofap journey for approximately 9 months now and it is safe to say that my life has experienced a much needed jump-start. I am only 23 years old, but I feel like I have been reborn and am truly becoming a man. This major change in my lifestyle granted me the mental clarity and willpower I needed to re-evaluate my life.
Since I began nofap, I have been able to completely cut out destructive habits like smoking pot all day, playing video games excessively, and avoiding being physically active/being outdoors. I sincerely believe that nofap has given me the clarity of mind and resolution necessary to not only eradicate these detrimental habits that once dominated my life, but to recognize the damage they were doing to both my physical and mental health. I believe it is key, however, to replace your old tendencies with constructive, healthy habits or hobbies like reading, exercising, or just educating yourself on topics that interest you. Thanks to all this downtime I have now, I have even been able to make giant strides towards a career I am very passionate about.
Socially, this newfound energy and confidence has eliminated probably 95% of my anxiety and allowed me to reconnect with old friends, forge new and meaningful relationships with men and women alike, and just hold simple conversations with strangers (all of which I had struggled with in the past).
Physically, I feel like the fucking energizer bunny nearly all the time. The energy I feel is almost tangible and infectious! I have definitely experienced great gains in the gym, almost like a second puberty. My hair feels fuller and grows insanely fast. My body feels “tighter” (if that makes sense) and more resilient. My skin has never been clearer and I am able to rebound from hangovers at an incredible rate, which is badass. Believe it or not, I haven’t even caught a cold since I have started nofap (could just be a coincidence lol)!
Just wanted to thank everyone that contributes to this community, especially the mods. You guys truly help change the lives of people around the world for the better. I apologize in advance for the long text post, just wanted to get this off my chest.
Once again, I can’t thank all of you enough. Shoutout to the mods. Shoutout to the folks posting about how excited they are about their progress. A special shoutout the guys and gals that just sign in to post how they’ve relapsed and wish they hadn’t. Even the haters that post and comment about how this is all just a placebo effect. You have all been a tremendous source of motivation for me throughout this uphill battle!!!
LINK – Becoming a Man