You're doing great man. And nice job on almost 20 days no MO!
Great stuff my dude. Great to see how much progress you're experiencing! Ultimately that's the goal, you're definitely getting close to your 'factory settings' as a manDay 133 - Not too bad today! I had another minor sex dream but luckily there was no surprise waiting in my boxers for me I believe that sex is on the mind now that I'm becoming healthier
Day 19 of no MO
Most of my boost has came from knowing that it is okay to be masculine and it has helped to calm my tumultuous soul (since masculinity was a huge part of my identity growing up but I tried to suppress it over time).What exactly do you do when you are "embracing your authentic masculinity?" - do you have some examples?
Could not agree more! Entire western world is convincing men that it's wrong to be men these days. It's sad to see because it's clear that it's damaging both them & their relationships with women. I love this mentality here of constant self improvement & quiet confidence -- this is the wayDay 136 - I have been contemplating the issue of masculinity recently. I believe that, in the modern day, us men are encouraged to suppress our masculinity. A lot of people believe that 'Masculinity' and 'Toxic Masculinity' are interchangeable, and they also believe that us men should all degrade ourselves and 'cleanse' ourselves of our testosterone and our masculinity. This is very dangerous, as our testosterone regulates our motivation, ambition and mental health. This could be part of the reason why so many men are addicted to porn. I'd like to push back against these societal norms, and encourage my fellow man to embrace his 'Authentic Masculinity'.
Authentic masculinity is all about supporting our fellow humans, male, female and everything inbetween. It is about pursuing ambitions and life goals; building genuine connections with other people (especially our fellow men); showing compassion and bravery in difficult situations; pushing ourselves to learn as much as we can; disciplining ourselves to become the best versions of ourselves; and many other positive traits!
It can be so easy to suppress ourselves into simply becoming 'passive' in life, by simply going to a job we don't like every day for 8 hours and coming home and NOT developing our own side ambitions. Using porn only reinforces this 'passive' lifestyle, since constant porn use erodes a man's will, motivation, testosterone, free thinking and zest for life. As a part of my reboot, I've come to realise that disregarding societal pressures and embracing your authentic masculinity is key to becoming the best version of yourself! So, quit using porn, go and work on your ambitions, get yourself exercising daily, fix your diet, disregard people's opinions and become the best YOU!
Stop saying one day
Start saying day one!
Notable cases of authentic masculinity:
Vinny Paz - a boxer who's borderline superhuman efforts to regain his mobility after a serious spine injury inspired the world
Arnold Schwarzenegger - Built his own legendary physique while simultaneously lifting his fellow bodybuilders to become the best version of themselves
Zyzz - Inspired an entire generation of men to disregard external opinions and supported others to work on themselves, both physically and mentally
There are many more but I need to sign off now and get things done, I hope my words can resonate with at least one of you, let's embrace our authentic masculinity people! Big love!
Day 22 of no MO