Age 24 – I used to believe that happiness wasn’t real

The past 3 months have been amazing to say the least. My life has improved exponentially in so many ways. Not only through doing nofap, but I have taken it upon myself to improve in any way possible.

Here’s a list of everything I have been doing over the past 3 months for self improvement:

Nofap (obviously)

Eating extremely well (paleo diet)

Meditating 15 minutes a day by focusing on breath

Meds/supplements I take: dexamfetamine (I have ADHD), memantine (prevents tolerance to dex but there are other huge unexpected benefits I experienced since starting this), iodine, magnesium, vitamin d, vitamin c, choline, zinc, melatonin.

I have been studying pretty rigorously every day as I am currently undertaking biology, chemistry, maths and physics, with the intention of going to university next year to study neuroscience.

I cycle 10 miles a day 5 days per week traveling to and from college.

I do High Intensity Interval Training 1-2 times per week, doing 30-60 sec uphill sprint sets totaling 8-12 minutes per week.

This week I have started having 1 conversation with a complete stranger per day (usually a female I find attractive). This is mainly to improve my social skills and to condition myself to feel completely uninhibited by fear in social situations…well, that’s the end goal.

The reason I have listed these is not to show off but to help others. I can honestly say I am now “happy” and I want others to feel the same. Happiness is a state of mind that you choose, it’s not something that comes from external circumstances. I used to believe that complete happiness wasn’t real and it was all just a fairy tale pretty much. Something that only existed in movies. Now I know that it’s not. My life has changed so much in the past 3 months due to some sort of change in perspective.

People have noticed. A friend of mine has commented on it, that I have changed for the better and it is extremely noticeable. I feel like my IQ is risen quite dramatically. In my classes I shout out all the answers and feel like a badass. I used to worry a lot about what others thought of me and I hated attention. To some extent I still do and I have a lot of work to do, but I WILL do that work.

FUCK! I FEEL SO INSPIRED RIGHT NOW! Writing this is helping me so much. When I go up and have a conversation with a stranger and they look at me like Im crazy and they outright reject me, I smile to myself and think “WHO THE FUCK WOULD HAVE THE BALLS TO DO THIS?”.

I’m 24.

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by Sm4shPotato