Feeling really good about this! Less depression, better concentration and more time. 🙂 It’s ridiculous how much time I’ve saved while doing this NoFap thing. So much time was wasted in the “tab-stacking-clicking-mania-constant-bookmarking”. Hours. Now however, I’ve managed to dedicate alot more time to the things that matter the most to me and the things that make me feel… “whole”.
I’ve previously been very depressed. Late 2014 I had to drop out of high school due to severe depression. Currently I’m on medication and therapy. Before that I also went through a psychological analysis in which it became obvious that I had many symptoms of high performing autism (about the same thing as Asperger Syndrome after the release of the DSM-IV). It might explain the reason to why I’ve never really had any real friends and why I’ve been bullied in school and it also explains my difficulties to see things from other people’s perspective.
The depression mainly came after I isolated myself from everything and everyone around me and plunged further into my own little world. Porn and masturbation was an escape route, just like video games and TV. It wasn’t untill a little before my 18th birthday that I started to introduce real change into my life.
As I decided to cut my addiction to porn and masturbation I asked myself: why stop there? For little more than 1.5 months now I’ve changed to a vegan diet, lost 8 kilos, started exercising, spent more time playing with my guitar and started reading alot more than I usually do. During this time I’ve also avoided video games completely and reduced the time I spend on the computer in general.
What made me go through this massive change? These following books gave me the knowledge of how I work psychologically and the willpower to change:
“The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It” – Kelly McGonigal
“Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” – Daniel H. Pink
“The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business” – Charles Duhigg
“Thinking, Fast and Slow” – Daniel Kahneman
Meditation and sufficient sleep.
I really recommend these books! Even if you aren’t planning on changing your life it still provides some really interesting information that will broaden your view of your own and others behavior/behaviors.
Stay strong, fellas! This is the beginning of something really awesome.
And remember: Get to 90! 🙂