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No. 429 [Reply]

Anyone else doing this?

I know a lot of people are skeptical of any health benefits that could be gained from not wagglin your willly and idk if there are true health benefits myself, but I know for sure I am addicted to pornography and I want to stop. I have many personal reasons as to why I want to stop masturbating and watching porn.

So thoughts on nofap?
Tips and tricks to help fight the urge when it comes?

No.430

I don't know about health benefits and I can see it being a harm if you are used to jerking yourself more than once a day and then going to 0 for a long time.

It's certainly an act of self discipline though. If you manage to hold this for a whole month I'm sure you'll find the will and energy to do other things like study or medidate.

Best of luck anon.

No.432

>>430
I'm also of the opinion that it's more of an exercise in self-control than anything. I personally fap a few times a day even though I, "don't want to." but it definitely saps my motivation after I'm done.

My only cure is to keep busy, but even working 12 hours a day isn't busy enough, so honestly it's really hard for me to go more than a couple days without coming across some anime grill thumbnail that boils my oil.



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No. 402 [Reply]

Does anyone here suffer from tinnitus? How you deal with the blasted ringing when it comes? I feel like I can't enjoy the simple pleasures of music anymore.
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No.411

Yeah, although it's mostly notable at night nowadays. It used to be pretty loud but over the years it has become some sort of low volume static.
The world is loud in general.

No.412

I have it, but it's not that loud for me. Hence why i got used to it easily. One of my friends has it too, but it's much worse for him, his tip for me was to ignore it, just how one anon said already. You'll get used to it, eventually.

No.415

I've heard from several people that the white/pink/brown noise generators on https://mynoise.net/ can help alleviate tinnitus for a while. If it's more of a pulsing ring, maybe sine waves can also help.

No.416

OP here, happy to report that it is getting better now. I gave more focus to listening to the world and music around me (at safe levels) than the tinnitus. When it comes though, I let it happen. Acceptance truly gives it less energy, and though it is still a bother, it isn't a big one anymore ;)

No.417

>>416
Im glad to hear that.



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No. 376 [Reply]

I don't have problems with alarm but I literally can't get out of bed, I spend hours (yes, hours) in my bed just draydreaming and escaping to a fantasy world
What should I do to stop it?

No.377

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>>376
Does it affect you negatively? As in, hindering any daily necessary productivity.

No.381

>>377
It is like a drug, I'm happy in my fantasy world but when I come back to reality, when I realize that all of this things aren't real I feel bad and defeated
Also my body hurt, the inaction affect me and my muscles feel tired

No.400

>>376
I know this.I think you had Maladaptive daydreaming disorder, i have it too.Okay a lil story time: i was bullied through high school(quite relentlessly) and i used daydreaming as a escapism.My grade drastically dropped, i didn't even lived in reality anymore, and even the concept of it was quite blurry for me.I had this alternative universe with my imaginary friends who will protect me and i spend all my time in this fake fantasy.I drew them, wrote stories about them in my notebook.I was totally detached from reality.When i graduated think just became weider .I moved to a new town had friends (i still have them) but my expectio about people were really high because of my daydreams.I have less and less fantasy about my alternative universe since my life became crucially better.
How could you stop it?
Seek a therapist, they helped me a lot.Also improve your life conditons, daydreaming is a form of escapism and its usually roots in lonliness.
All the best for you, sorry for the blogpost.



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No. 76 [Reply]

We got any teafags up in here?
>not drinking a nice warm cup of chamomile every night before going to bed
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No.370

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>>369
chamomile is very tasty and can help calm your nerves a bit. roasted barley can be made into a tea. it has a nice savory almost soupy taste and pairs well with a sweet dessert. hojicha is a nice savory tea as well. while it's technically a green tea, it has some caffeine, but it is less stimulating than black tea.

No.371

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I drink one or two pots of green tea a day. Just put the pot on a stove, and 3 minutes in I'll put it in the bag and let it seep while the pot is being heated up. When it's done I'll burn some cheap incense, and sit down listening to music, while reading or lurking.
>>337
It's the only thing I can stand the taste of lately since I have been trying to break myself of soda for my teeth. Used to drink a lot of lipton but I can't anymore because it tastes too acidic, and there's too much sugar in it. Tea is meant to be drank without any sugar.

No.372

>>371
you should try doing that with loose tea, it's one of the best ways to make tea because the leaves have a lot of space to float around and give off a full body of flavor. i wish my family was into plain green and black teas so i could make a big pot of it each morning as a little ritual

No.373

>>372
I'll have to get into that then at some point. Right now I'm just drinking the Yamotayama nip import brand from the stores. I like it a lot better than Bigelow. So when I get through my current 3 boxes I'll give that a try. Any good brands?

No.375

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>>373
I order from Adagio a lot because it ships from my state, but it is a pretty good balance between quality and price if you're looking to try a lot of different kinds or for buying samples. Tealyra is pretty good for plain chinese/japanese teas in my experience. Teavivre is great for high quality chinese teas. You may have had Stash tea before if you usually buy from stores, they are usually sold as bags but you can buy loose tea from them online and I've heard it's decent quality.



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No. 185 [Reply]

Has anyone else tried an enneagram personality test? I just heard about it and took it, was a little scared how dead on it was. Though I guess people always say that about personality tests.

Got type 5, balanced wings.
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No.199

I've taken a couple different tests, but they never give me one solid answer; they're split between type 5 and 9. I guess my answers lean a bit more towards 5, and that's the description that seems to fit me better too.

No.234

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just took the test at
http://similarminds.com/test.html

not entirely sure what to make of these results tbh…

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No.447

>>185
I have done the test a few months ago, the result was a tie between 5w6 and 6w5 - I did a bit of research and enneagram 6 fits more for me.

No.538

The tests aren't very reliable, you should read the theory yourself to see what type you are.



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No. 157 [Reply]

I know that this might be pushing at the limits of this boards topic a bit, but towards what end are you living your life, anon?
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No.277

>>276
What are some ways you would involve yourself in your community? Asking for possible ideas for myself

No.278

Purge the system of all bogeys and move on to the next one, and so on for all eternity

No.279

>>277
For me: community gardening, food sharing program, esperanto speaking group, nonfiction book club, occasional board gaming. Used to volunteer with a fix your own bike sessions.
Though I think I'd like to discover more hackspaces soon.
For searching in your local area meetup.com might be useful, it has for me.

But obviously it is different for what your interests are. Contributing to online communities counts too!

What interests do you think you'd like to share/learn with others?

No.326

My life is a series of projects and I have no real intention of ever retiring, nor do I have one supreme goal which will terminate my life when I reach it. I honestly have too much I want to do. I want to see how far I can go with what little I've been given.

>>279
That's awesome. Thank you for the ideas anon.

No.393

I'm living till I die.

There's nothing deeper to it than that.



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No. 300 [Reply]

I have moderate acne on my face and moderate/severe acne on my chest and back. Ive had it since a teenager and never really cared but recenetly decided that I ought to do something about it.

Has anyone had any experience with this?
Any over the counter products you would recommend?
Any lifestyle changes?

No.301

>>300
Obvious lifestyle changes would be to drink more water, wash yourself, and wash all your sheets regularly.
I find that the less you obsessively try to manage it, the better your results. Stress can make a big difference.

No.302

Generally eating better also really helps. Of course, bathing daily and generally being more hygenic are serious helps. There also are prescription solutions available that may be logical if your acne is hormonal or something not directly caused by you, but I imagine that would be a discussion to have with a doctor.

No.303

I highly recommend taking a look at /r/skincareaddiction's wiki, they have a pretty good suggested beginner routine to follow. For years I had a bit of acne that I could never seem to escape no matter how careful I was about not touching my face, but I followed a few of their tips/suggestions and it cleared right up! I can't speak to how effective their advice is when it comes to moderate/severe acne since mine was really minor, but it seems like a lot of people have found success with the advice there.

https://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/wiki/index

Aside from that, general upkeep stuff like drinking plenty of water, not touching your face, maintaining a healthy diet, is really important. I also agree with >>302 , talking to a dermatologist would be in your best interest since you said your acne is a bit on the severe side.

No.304

>>303
big up, man
that place really helped me out when i was a teen

No.307

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>>303
>sebaceous filaments
>Great! Now I know what those are and how to get rid of the-
>unfixable

I'm even more disappointed.



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No. 296 [Reply]

How does one go about getting it? Especially if you're broke?

No.297

I would say call a local hospital and see if they have any information - I am sure they have knowledge of this type of thing. If there are clinics in your area, often times there is a psychologist of some kind available, though of course scheduling might be more difficult since it's free. Some clinics you can just lie to and say you have no money, you're living with a friend so you have no permanent address, and you have no insurance. Here in the USA they still have to give you some help anyway; might not be the case in your country, in which case it might not be a good idea. I don't know. But I do know people who have used those free psych clinics before and been prescribed meds from them, etc.

There are probably forums dedicated to this sort of thing in the online normieverse. Not that we aren't here to listen and talk, but there might be a wider variety of advice, experience, and tips available to you elsewhere.

No.298

I really like the picture, thank you.

No.299

if you're insured, usually even with shitty plans mental health help has only a small copay.

If you're a uni student, usually there's a place you can go on campus that offers free(although limited) help.

If you're suicidal, you can go into the hospital and say you want to kill yourself and they'll give you free help.



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No. 129 [Reply]

How does it feel to have a personality disorder? It gives me something curiosity…

Tell me anon, what does it make you feel?

Tell me your histories.
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No.202

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>>201
I was in love with her for about three years, but that is not the reason we're not talking anymore.
She was the one to cut off all contact about a year ago, for no apparent reason. In fact, we were enjoying some particularly balanced, quality communication at the time, from my perspective. We live very far from each other, so our communication was mostly via internet. She used to frequently go MIA for a few months, so at first I wasn't too worried, but it's been a year now and she has ignored every single one of my attempts to contact her. At one point I was incredibly worried that a suicidal headmate of hers had taken over the body and killed everyone, so I contacted a friend of hers I knew. I was told she was doing very well, was attempting to finish high school (which she'd functionally dropped out of for a couple years), had found some new friends, and that she still talked of me warmly and frequently. Her friend promised to have her talk to me, but if she tried, she failed to convince her. So I wrote her a final email, explaining that she means a lot to me, that I'll always want to hear from her and that it's now in her hands to re-establish our connection. And that was that.
I still want to talk to her, honestly, but it's turning into an unhealthy obsession, so I'm trying to get her out of my head. I'd give anything to know what is going through her mind though.

No.204

>>202
iktfb, and I'm sorry.

What helps me a little bit at times when I feel those feels is just to tell myself straight up, "Dude, she just does not care" again and again. Eventually I get a morbid sort of chuckle out of it and continue on with whatever I was doing.

Sorry to be this blunt anon, but if she cared, she would be reaching out…you would, if you were her, but she isn't extending you the same courtesy. It isn't fair.

No.206

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>>204
Thank you for your thoughtful words, fellow betrayed anon.
This would be so much easier if her friend hadn't told me she still talks about me, you know? Now there's just this nagging thought in my mind that she might still come back.
It really isn't fair. Especially when I think about how no-strings-attached I'd made it for her. Perhaps she just realised that she didn't care for me that much after all when I started talking to her about my own issues.
I think I'll start saying 'she just doesn't care' out loud to myself when I fall in the nostalgia rut, maybe it'll help.

It's kind of odd, but your six sentences seem to have helped me along more than my friends' similar advice… Thank you anon, I hope you have a good week. And that the next person who wins your heart deserves it more.

No.209

>>206
Most people have unfortunately adopted this silly idea that relationships *of EVERY kind - Friendship, intimate, work, romantic* have to do with "roles", rather than balance, and their advice, likely, unfortunately reflects that sort of "thinking." This idea of reciprocity is something I had to learn the hard way, and I am glad you got some use out of what came of it - make sure to pay it forward.

No.288

>>204
>Sorry to be this blunt anon, but if she cared, she would be reaching out
I've done this to my own friends. Friends I cared deeply about. For one reason or another I couldn't handle talking to them so I avoided them for a while, felt guilty, and let it fester. It's a horrible thing to do.



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No. 197 [Reply]

Regardless of whether hypnotism is real or fake, it seems that acting as though it's real lets me do interesting things, like relax my face and body on command.

No.198

>>197
Hypnotism is nothing more than the power of suggestion. Suggestion meaning, an appeal to your own willpower; people who act like monkeys or whatever are actually in complete control at all times, there is no such thing as magic.

Trance-like states are very common - driving occurs most often in an almost trance-like state, with your mind clear. You can go into a trance-like state standing in the shower. Etc.



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