Same here. I relapsed again! Arghh!
It’s unbearably hot right now, and it will be for the next few days to come. Going outside for long periods of time is not an option because of the heat. I’m practically stuck inside to find one last bit of coolness. I was at 6 days again, after relapsing at 28 and 25 days respectively. Now we’re back at 0.
Whenever I get an urge now, I think to myself: “What else am I gonna do?”, retorically. At that point, you’ve given up. The relapse is imminent, be it today, tomorrow or the day after. I need to say “NO!” to my urges to look up stimulating material.
On my previous streak, I had neglected working out as well, partly due to my busy work weeks, partly to let my shoulder tendons heal. My shoulder pain got worse during this time, which I still don’t understand. Recently, I’ve started practicing handstands, planche (pseudo-planche and tucked planche), and "skin-the-cat"s. I’m also 6’0 and around 140 lbs. These types of body weight exercises are ideal for our body types, because there not too much mass to move or hold in the air. For me, these exercises are fun, and not a chore to do. I do them a few times a day, throughout the day. Because of my injury, and risk to worsen it again, I’m not doing heavy workouts anymore.
I’m also trying to gain weight, and have been trying for a few months now, but to no avail, mostly because of my injury. For us hard-gainers, there’s not much to be done about it. Later in life, our hormonal balance will work itself out, and granted we keep working out, and keep eating properly, we will achieve a better physique and more strength.
Urges will be stronger than ever, right after a relapse. Message me when an urge hits. Right then and there. Then proceed to turn your phone off and place it somewhere away from yourself, or even better, give it to a parent, and ask to keep it locked away for a few hours, or a day. If you’re serious about this, serious action is required. This is where I have failed so often. Please don’t make the same mistake. You’ve got a year’s head start on me, so make it count. Be better than the person I am at 18 years old. Most of your mental issues and dependencies on people will fade with healing. It’s all in the brain, and nofap heals the brain in all of the right ways. Watching porn or other stimulating content ruins our brains and our ability to think.
I know the exact feeling you’re having right now. I know that the thing that really helps is doing something, anything, which is not digital, but rather physical and real. Anything you like. Books, exercise, meditation, cleaning, you name it.
Remember, you can always contact me.
Make the best of life!