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Meta#NoNothingNov 2016: Give Up Vices, Forge New Habits. (self.TheRedPill)

submitted by Modredpillschool

Welcome to No Nothing November, every year, for the month of November, we challenged men to give up three vices for a month. They say that it takes just 21 days to form (or lose) a habit, and from those who participated in previous years, they'll remember that there's great satisfaction from achieving self-set goals, so let's get started on our 2016 #NoNothingNov

The Challenge

This year the challenge is:

  • Give up Three Vices for a month.
  • Take up One Daily activity for a month.

As we did last year, we want you to choose three vices you want to ditch for the month (and maybe for longer!) Some chose porn, some chose alcohol, and some chose /r/theredpill (bastards). Pick three vices or distractions that you want to remove from your life and kick them to the curb. If you pick alcohol or cigarettes, get them out of your house. If you pick porn, install that parental control software. If you picked /r/theredpill, close this window now.

Now for the proactive part of N3, making sure that no day is wasted, we say no to nothing. Pick an activity or chore that you want to make sure gets done daily. It can be big, or it can be small. Clean your apartment, make your bed, hit the gym (best option), approach at least 3 women a day, shave, work on your hobby project at least an hour a day. Whatever it is, it's time to pick it and make a real schedule to include it in your day. Sit down with your calendar and figure out what time of the day you'll need to dedicate to your NoNothingSomething. Figure out Thanksgiving. If you are ditching alcohol or taking up the gym, there's no excuse for Thanksgiving. You must commit.

Track your progress

This year, we've launched a new feature of TRP.RED to track your progress. Simply use the hashtag #NoNothingNov on our feed to track your progress, which can be shared with the community by visiting our main #NoNothingNov Hub or your own personal tracking page: https://www.trp.red/nnn/username

Let's get started!


[–]TomFoo 147 points148 points  (30 children)

  • no screens (laptop, phone) past 11pm
  • no junk food (specifically burgers, pizza, fried chicken, pastrami)
  • no weeknight alcohol
  • lift or cardio (run) every day

edit: saving this as my phone background so i won't forget

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (3 children)

I was doing this since the beginning of October. I'm already on the wagon. Lol. Feel better than ever. Also add constant hydration to that and no breads/sugars outside of fruit.

[–]aditas 1 point2 points  (2 children)

If you're going to do no breads and no junk, you may as well skip the fruit and go full on keto.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Never mind. I googled it. Ketogenic diet. Looks like it makes sense. Thank you for that.

[–]1empatheticapathetic 27 points28 points  (0 children)

These 4 are honestly easier than you think. It's all down to how much you (don't) want it. The situations you find yourself in (usually social where the rules go out the window). And whether you actually consider it easy or not.

If you consider it hard you'll come up with reasons why not to follow the rules. If you consider it easy, you'll control your indulgences easily.

[–]AmazingMalice 9 points10 points  (17 children)

haha... this is exactly the method I employed. I have my current list as my phone's wallpaper.

Give up: 1. Smoking weed and cigarettes 2. Masturbation 3. Energy Drinks

Pick up: 1. Meditation

[–]Suffercure 3 points4 points  (14 children)

buy nicotine gum.

[–]midnightrequest 7 points8 points  (13 children)

In my experience it's actually easier to quit cold turkey. Just hold on for a couple of days and be done with it.

[–]Suffercure 8 points9 points  (11 children)

4 DAYS IN. Shit still sucks.

[–]alpha_phenol 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I promise, after 8 days you'll never have to be a slave to this shit again. You can do it bro, we believe in you.

[–]midnightrequest 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You've passed through the worst. It's gonna get better soon enough. Just don't relapse.

[–]flatbushwick 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I haven't had a cig since 10/15/16. It was hard but I feel so much better man. Keep fighting, that shit is literally poison...

[–]2rp_valiant 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I quit cold turkey. Sucks about a week then it quickly dissipates. Every additional day the cravings get less. I'm out ~3 weeks now and I've stopped counting.

[–]lozboss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Number 2 is hard when you're in monk mode and working on yourself. Really hard.

[–]stoicismexpress 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gotta admit that although I know this is absolutely correct in being a healthy male, as a uni age red piller, boy is it hard to not drink (or drug) on week nights...I mean I'm boxing and lifting every day and my diet is alright but I'm really fucking myself with the alcohol, there's just too many good club nights and too many fit girls, and they really just aren't as fun sober.

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Makes those Squash noodles I bought at the Supermarket the other day look even more appetizing now.

[–]savagedealer 148 points149 points  (4 children)

All these vices are the nothingness around you . Their only source of power is the power you place in them because you've made those things the very energy source of what you believe is love or happiness . If I feel happy when I eat pizza and tomorrow there's no pizza around then how can I feel happy. If I make my girlfriend my source of happiness because I feel good when we have sex and she's not around tomorrow then what's left to fill me with happiness . If I only feel happiness and love when these vices are around me then I've become a slave to those very things that are meant to help me . The only way around this is to finally see brothers that we need to be our own source of love and happiness and to be the answer to all the demons and emptiness around us . Do what you love not what you think is needed of you. Be the champions of truth don't be slaves to these poison traps that manifest themselves in all shapes and sizes around you. With clear eyes you will start to become the person you were always destined to be . Have faith and when you find your light share it with all your brothers who are seekers of truth just like you .

[–]zboo1h 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Almost made me shed a man tear.

[–]Exactly_what_I_think 28 points29 points  (6 children)

Vices:

carbs less than 20 a day

being a homebody

Taking up:

Day game. One approach on average a day.

Being a yes man. Saying No with authority and sticking to it.

Studying for my certification test.

[–]ReluctantPawn 36 points37 points  (4 children)

Activity: learning the difference between then and than

[–]Exactly_what_I_think 56 points57 points  (2 children)

Constructive criticism is always welcomed.

[–]ReluctantPawn 23 points24 points  (0 children)

You're the man!

[–]killxorxbexkilled 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Then is a sequence of events - I'm doing this THEN that. Than is differentiating between things/events - I'd rather do this THAN that

[–][deleted] 26 points27 points  (31 children)

Posting this to feel accountable.

Giving up:

Video games

Porn

Facebook

Taking up:

Searching for a new passion 1h a day (through reading books, trying new activities, not saying "no")

Will report in a month or when I fail.

[–]Thizzlebot 15 points16 points  (3 children)

Giving up facebook is a gift to yourself so you don't have to see all these retards soapbox their dumb opinions.

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    [–]1scissor_me_timbers00 3 points4 points  (0 children)

    Social media is so retarded

    [–]jeezydasnowman 13 points14 points  (19 children)

    Give away your console - that's what I did.

    [–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (18 children)

    I play PC and am thinking of selling it and buying a shitty laptop instead so I couldn't play anything properly anymore. But never had the guts to do it. My life will be empty as hell...

    [–]ArtistBlock 13 points14 points  (2 children)

    I did the same thing. I bought a small laptop and put my gaming laptop on storage. Best decision I made. If I want to play games I need to go pull it out and hookup everything. Just the thought of it made me give up video games all at once.

    [–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

    I guess encouragement is really what I was looking for here, thanks I will definitely give it a go.

    [–]timmaaykush 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    you can do it bro, i was playing video games 15hr a day instead of studying 3dsmax like i wanted to. there was no way i could have a computer and learn, one the computer was on i was gaming, best thing for me was have my brother hold it for me until i feel I'm ready, its been about a year and i am so much more accomplished then sitting down on the computer. you can do it. just set it and forget it.

    [–]jeezydasnowman 9 points10 points  (0 children)

    Sometimes you gotta let things burn, dopamine withdrawal is never easy.

    [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    I was playing around 15-16 hours of wow per day, stopped cold turkey. Oh boy days got so much longer at first I had no idea what to do with my life, spent most of the excess time on internet and found trp and things started to become so much harder yet better. Fuck all those gaming makes you smarter, better decision maker bullshit, they are just a waste of time and just make you more prone to addiction because you are doing same shit over and over again overworking your habit system.

    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

    That's so true about the days becoming longer! Did you find any new hobbies or something like that?

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Yep, started to learn German, I'm reading at least a book per week, going to gym and joined a theatre group still I have more time to study than I used to. Actually I even go to classes now lol. You will probably have trouble having enough energy to start things because your brain is overwhelmed by constant information and light, sitting long hours didn't help either, it's all about habits, fix your sleep cycles, your eating habits and spend less time in computer room asap as a start, rest will be easier. I highly recommend The Power of Habit by Charles Dihugg, it helped me a lot to beat my addiction.

    [–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (2 children)

    Do some fucking jiu-jitsu or boxing or muay Thai. Has the same and more benefits than lifting and is infinitely more fun. Video games are pathetic compared to real lif. And if you think it's empty without them, trust me it's empty with them.

    [–]itooktrp 4 points5 points  (0 children)

    It will only feel empty until you fill it with something worthwhile.

    [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Replace your GFX card with more ram, install Windows Server and play with server labs. You may find a new passion for computing, or you might hate it and at least appreciate your IT team a bit better...

    [–]GoldenCocaine 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I did exactly this 15 months ago. Do it. It works 100%. Although you find yourself just browsing the internet more than before on your laptop when your bored which is almost as bad...

    [–]UndecidedThrownaway 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I fucking love my mac because it forced me to find new hobbies and to use my time more productively, and I love developing on my Mac too...

    [–]Ye_Sex_Bard 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I gave my PC to a friend who lived an hour or so away. We could still LAN, but it was a conscious choice that I had to plan into my schedule. It also introduced a social aspect. Instead of just playing video games all day alone, I would play with him for a couple hours and then we would work on our cars in his garage.

    Just a thought.

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      [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

      Thanks for the input. I pretty much do just that, go boxing and do bodyweight, and do extracuriccular stuff with my university and go all around the country. What about books though? I am currently reading sidebar 1 hour a day and some random book 0.5 hour a day. But I feel like that can still be too much if you're reading books like "How to win friends and influence people" where one hour of reading should be backed up by few hours of real life experience

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        [–]1empatheticapathetic 21 points22 points  (4 children)

        Absolutely reddit. The more i read reddit the less time i spend actually doing the things i read about on reddit.

        Goodbye cruel world.

        [–]bossplayaintraining 22 points23 points  (4 children)

        Vices:

        1. Masturbation/porn

        2. Lying in bed for reasons other than sleeping

        3. Drinking anything other than water

        Habit: Study first thing in the morning (after morning routine that consists of brushing teeth, breakfast, shitting)

        Follow me on trp.red (same username) for daily updates!

        [–]Socrate_wesh 15 points16 points  (4 children)

        Vice:

        As weird as it sounds, I need to face my fear of administrative tasks and need to clean up the situation with my business. There are emails/calls/letters I've been needing to send but couldn't find the courage the do it. I pussied out and now I need to clean the business. The worst thing is that I'm pretty sure it's no big deal; but talking to lawyers/accountants/tax people scare the shit out of me.

        Habit:

        • Reading

        [–][deleted]  (1 child)

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          [–]johnniegreen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          To add to this: it also feels great once you've done it all and affairs are up-to-date.

          [–]LeadN243 17 points18 points  (4 children)

          Giving up: 1. League of legends 2. Screens of after 11pm 3. Porn

          Productivity: Hit the gym

          [–]GoldenCocaine 7 points8 points  (3 children)

          Removing LoL completely from my life was one of the best decisions I ever made

          [–]throwawayurbuns 1 point2 points  (2 children)

          The key is moderation. I wouldn't totally give up playing video games because they're fun. But only play a few hours a week rather than 24/7.

          [–]TB3o3 5 points6 points  (1 child)

          This is key. It's all about control instead of wants. I can control when I want to play and how long I play for, no exceptions. No need to sell or delete anything; If I ever want to stop playing stuff I'll just never turn it on.

          [–]throwawayurbuns 3 points4 points  (0 children)

          Exactly! Heck, I'll play World of Warcraft for hours because I love running through dungeons and slaying motherfuckers.

          But, I don't let it get in the way of my responsibilities and my goals. If something needs to get done, it gets done.

          Games are for those evenings where you just want to put your feet up and relax.

          [–]DysfunctionalBrother 12 points13 points  (14 children)

          I've tried giving up porn many times, can't seem to hack it. I have done more than three weeks twice, but by week four i can't take the discomfort anymore.

          [–]1empatheticapathetic 22 points23 points  (4 children)

          You need to fill your day with enough that you're never in a position to watch porn.

          In the situation where you're alone and should be working, and a porn video may be imminent, it's a case of pure will power.

          Once you've achieved it, you can rely on your own confidence in your abilities to avoid it indefinitely, and it gets easier as time goes on.

          [–]DiamantHunde 19 points20 points  (2 children)

          Bingo. My sexual needs are met but if I get home from work and I'm alone, I'll end up looking for porn and masturbating. It's not like I'm even turned on. It's more like "I'm too tired to do anything else. Fuck it, I'm whipping my cock out".

          It's not a crime of passion. It's a crime of opportunity.

          [–]XiLingChi 12 points13 points  (1 child)

          It's not a crime of passion. It's a crime of opportunity.

          thats funny as hell cause that's exactly it. Not trying to suck your dick but did you hear that from somewhere else or just made it up, cause im gonna have to remember that one

          [–]DiamantHunde 5 points6 points  (0 children)

          Thanks man. I came up with this one on the fly. I had an "a ha moment" as I was typing my post earlier.

          [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Cernovich did a post a while ago about how the best way to give up porn is to have extreme dedication towards fulfilling goals to the point where you're not interested in diverting your attention towards it.

          Harder, but more beneficial.

          [–][deleted] 9 points10 points  (4 children)

          A three week streak is not bad at all. Today is my 38 day streak my longest was 52 days. But this time I'm sure I'll get at least to 100 days.

          Here's a excerpt from Rollo that motivated to stick to nofap:

          "From a bio-mechanical perspective, the indication is that men who consistently masturbate are essentially broadcasting their status as Pheromonal Betas – and women’s bio-chemical mechanics subconsciously registers this for them. Higher testosterone males manifest their sexual viability in both sexual assertiveness and scent. If you are chronically depleted of testosterone, and/or subjected to the calming effects of oxytocin your sexual viability is at a disadvantage. In fact, from an evolutionary standpoint, the beta males of our feral hunter-gatherer beginnings would be more prone to masturbation as a sexual release since, theoretically, they would’ve had less access to breeding opportunities than Alpha males. It would then follow that definitive, subconscious behavioral and chemical cues would evolve to aid females in selecting the best mate for parental investment."

          [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Man, so much to unpack here that it's insane. Everything good in my life has almost always occurred when I was strictly not masturbating. I was actually thinking about this recently and I came to the conclusion that not masturbating isn't a magical pill that makes one's life better. You still have to do the work, and get out there, however, your motivation to do so is much higher. I try to put myself back in time maybe 60 years ago, before endless access of porn was available or the structure to ensure women were dressed modestly and you can tell people were at least doing shit. They were interacting and doing things even if their life was difficult. When I jerk off, after all I want to do is literally do jack shit and watch youtube videos, not a recipe for success in a world with many opportunities.

          [–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (1 child)

          I started intermittent fasting of food (search leangains) and eventually you grow enough discipline and comfort with self denial that staying away from porn or complete nofap is much easier.

          When you can deny your body a shitty snack food or a pop tart for breakfast then you can transition into no porn

          [–]Theunforgiven193 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          This sounds to simple to work but it isn't. It's also stoic philosophy that you first control your sleep, then your food and then your sexdrive. In that order. Also pyramid of maslow blabla

          [–]hbPUA 4 points5 points  (0 children)

          I used to struggle with relapsing two to four times a month. It wasn't that much, but it irked me because I didn't want to do it.

          What really helped me was that I found and read a super powerful post - that really spoke to me and echoed in my mind.

          And I used this powerful technique of reading it ten times over. Then copy it by hand three more times. I don't even know what post it was - I just know it has profoundly changed my thoughts and made me quit relapsing.

          Ever since, my urges have easily been rejected and haven't relapsed since. It had changed my life completely - and I use the same technique if I want to retain certain texts or knowledge deeply. Try it. It has worked well for me, it could work well for you.

          [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          Wank without porn, use your memories only.

          [–]Modredpillschool[S] 35 points36 points  (17 children)

          I've set my goals and already I'm daunted. The truth is, I enjoy too many drinks. Time to cut back. My liver and belly will thank me.

          https://www.trp.red/nnn/redpillschool

          [–]Endorsed Contributorex_addict_bro 45 points46 points  (6 children)

          You banned me once when I suggested this to you, some time in the past.

          [–]Modredpillschool[S] 75 points76 points  (5 children)

          Our bans are over attitude, not opinions. Looks like you're not banned currently, so I suggest you keep moving.

          [–][deleted] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

          Lol.

          [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (7 children)

          Hey I read in "Testosterone IO" that cutting off carbs reduces testosterone.

          [–]SpaceTimeinFlux 8 points9 points  (0 children)

          simple sugars reduce serum test by about 20%

          [–]1ItsTheHomeWrecker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          deleted What is this?

          [–]ArtistBlock 10 points11 points  (6 children)

          What a great opportunity. The things that I will give up:

          • Mindless YouTube binging
          • Procrastination
          • Complaining

          The thing that I will do;

          • Tracking and weighing what I eat

          [–]scrodzilla 5 points6 points  (2 children)

          Good ideas. I'm giving up:

          1. Whining/complaining. No one wants to hear that shit.
          2. Social media, it's useless.
          3. Eating snacks when I get home from work.

          Starting: 10 minutes of daily meditation

          [–]ArtistBlock 2 points3 points  (0 children)

          That's great to hear. Complaining links to negativity which leads to a horrible mindet. Horrible mindset leads to unproductivity which leads to special snowflake syndrome.

          [–]refusewool 2 points3 points  (2 children)

          Procrastination can be hard to define at times and sometimes you don't even realise you're doing it until it's been 20 minutes of time wasted. I recommend cutting out specific binary habits which you can be certain of but whatever works best for you.

          [–]ArtistBlock 2 points3 points  (1 child)

          Procrastination for me is something that I struggle with. I really believe that if I got it handled a long time ago my life would have been drastically different. Your advice helps but for me it's just having the discipline and small chunking it step by step.

          [–]xinihil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

          Wayne Gretzky said (paraphrased) that procrastination is the most effective suppressant of individual success

          [–]sergeantbbbbs 25 points26 points  (3 children)

          Cutting out porn, facebook and drugs.

          Bring it on

          [–][deleted]  (2 children)

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            [–]BlondedLife 24 points25 points  (5 children)

            This is probably a longshot, but I live in the capital of South Carolina and one of the things I'm interested in is hunting deer and other animals.

            Normally you'd get a friend to teach you some shit like this, but I don't look the type to hunt...at all and no one in my friends circle is remotely close to that kind of person.

            I've bought a rifle, but I have no one to go to the range with or to teach me how to hunt. If anyone on here hunts in SC, I'd be happy if they could show me the ropes or help me at all in getting started into the hobby.

            I've already done a bit of research, I know I have to take a hunting license quiz or what have you and I've already watched a few videos to prepare for that test to get said permit to hunt.

            [–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            I used to live in Columbia and I would hunt in Barnwell County. Send me a message and ill answer any questions!

            [–]Red_Invictus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            Holy shit, are you me? I'm in Columbia SC as well, haven't hunted yet, but wanted to, don't know anyone who does.

            [–]Lsegundo 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Is there anything on meetup.com for hunting near you? If not start a group. There are tons of great groups I have joined through that. The experts have always been very helpful with beginners.

            If you don't know yet gun safety might be a good place to start.

            Last fall I went shooting pumpkins. The guy holding the rifle wasn't familiar with it and it went off unexpectedly. Luckily he knew to never have it pointed at anyone so it was facing 180 degrees away from the group when it fired.

            [–]PournoPete 0 points1 point  (1 child)

            I'm sure you could get lessons at a shooting range!

            This is the first link I found when googling, Raleigh, NC Shooting range lessons: http://triangleshootingacademy.com/

            [–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            Other Carolina, but still a good thought

            [–]Ballinlikebuffet 10 points11 points  (2 children)

            Let's get it. I half assed it last year, but I've made some progress. here's to a better shot this year 1) alcy 2) Kush 3) jerkin it

            Habits to implement : Morning + Night Routines (I can break these down if anyone's interested)

            [–]stirringlion 2 points3 points  (1 child)

            Break em down bro...

            [–]Ballinlikebuffet 8 points9 points  (0 children)

            Every morning I: Wake up, Shower, Get Dressed/Contacts, Make Breakfast (bacon, eggs, orange juice, milk) and prepare lunch (4-5 servings vegetables to be eaten throughout the day + protein source like chicken or beef); Take Vitamins, Make Protein Shake, Clean Dishes, Brush Teeth, Leave

            Morning routine is just basic stuff, nothing crazy. Get's me going, and takes about 45 minutes. Most of the important stuff is in the night routine.

            Night Routine: Pick out tomorrows clothes, Schedule tomorrows day (huge), Journal important thoughts and events from the day, Get my backpack ready with all of my important paperwork and folders depending on my schedule tomorrow; Dental hygiene stuff

            The night routine basically gets me going to hit the ground running the next day. Takes about 30 minutes.

            With that hour and 15 minutes daily, I ensure that I am fully prepared every day for whatever I need to do. I understand my daily goals (planned in schedule). I am getting a good breakfast and lunch with daily vegetable and fruit goals hit. I'm ensuring I take my vitamins and get a protein shake on lift days. I've been doing it for about 2 weeks and it's helpful.

            [–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

            Just up cheat meals two weeks ago so I'm just going to continue that route..

            I would also like to give up overtime at work, but my boss said no

            [–]evolveto 8 points9 points  (1 child)

            Giving UP :

            1.) Procrastination : 5 second rule to getting things done, rather than thinking and doing later.

            2.) Surfing the internet, refreshing the shit out of facebook pages, constant social notifications : I will not spend more than 20 mins combined on this.

            3.) Porn/Masturbation : No running after instant gratification, Deprivation is my friend, for it will make me stronger.

            Taking UP:

            1.) GYM/Nutrition : Minimum 3 days a week.

            2.) Study : I need to get my shit together and pass my masters anyhow. This will help me to finance my goals.

            [–]marinewannabee97 6 points7 points  (2 children)

            Well, it's about time for me to cut back on the smoking and the pornography. I think I'll devote the extra activity to increasing my focus on my college work.

            [–][deleted]  (3 children)

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            [–]optimumone 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            Giving up bread will change your life. Bread is a lie the corporations , thru our Moms, teach us is necessary when its totally junk.

            [–]rmrcolt 4 points5 points  (1 child)

            Oh Christ. I'm gonna have so much trouble with this (addictive personality) but I really want to better myself so I'm gonna see if this will help hold me accountable.

            -Weed -Netflix/YouTube especially at night because it causes me to lose sleep -Alcohol

            EDIT: Forgot the positive things

            -Use my camera more often to make projects (I'm a film major) -Finish the 2 books I started for school -Start lifting (my arms look like overcooked spaghetti)

            [–]throwawayurbuns 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Cut down on the weed. You don't have to stop completely but you'll notice just how beta weed makes you.

            The social anxiety, the overthinking etc. etc.

            Also look into getting Flux for your PC and Sunrise for your Android.

            [–]PournoPete 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            I like the sound of this. I'll be giving up:

            1. Fast Food
            2. Porn
            3. Soft drinks

            I'll be adapting:

            1. Daily fitness

            Thanks guys!

            NoNothingNov

            [–]Son_ova_bitch 5 points6 points  (0 children)

            • No weeknight drinks
            • No porn
            • No junk food/take out

            I'd like to pick up on my workouts and healthy eating.

            [–]1TimmyTurnersNuts 3 points4 points  (2 children)

            Giving up Complaining, Spending over 10 bucks on nothingness per day, Porn.

            Picking up Meditation each morning, Working on a goal of mine an hour per day, Daily positive affirmations+30 minutes cardio

            [–]silentlyfurious 1 point2 points  (0 children)

            Giving up Complaining

            you won't miss it. Good work.

            [–]Luis_McLovin 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            Cutting porn, Reddit and rhinotillexis/mucophagy. Taking up journaling as a daily activity.

            NoNothingNov 2016

            [–]Wolffy93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Giving Up Soda. (Used to drink soda daily. Giving this up. Was getting by with Cheat Weekends but going to see if I can go an entire month without it) Porn (This will be hard but am certain it is one, not needed, two a huge time sink if I calculate how much time I've spent with it and three, unhealthy use of energy. Negativity (I still find myself backsliding into negative thoughts, negative outcome dependency, etc. No more negativity. If a negative thought comes I am to acknowledge it for what it is but just let it come and go. If it cannot go, channel that energy into Productivity)

            Taking Up Already doing this but spending at least 6 hours a day, preferably more, on my music business. Whatever aspect of it. If I want this to be my full-time job I need to Live it. (It's easy to be "full-time" Anything when you're a student. Now that I'm not a student, solely I am responsible for my status. ...That was not worded well but I believe the message is there) Same with Magic, 1 hour a day Same with Working Out, at Least 1 hour a day. Got to get to the point where I can do 100 Pushups, Situps, etc. Can do the situps easily... can barely do pushups.

            Will report on progress in a month!

            [–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

            Vices:

            1. Porn

            2. Cigarettes

            3. TRP (cya in Dec)

            Action:

            1. Practice flow for at least 30 minutes each and every day

            [–]mypatchiswhite 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Things I'll be quitting

            Cigarettes Porn Weed

            Changes

            Become more responsible. Work out on a more regular basis, buy some new tools, and work on my finances.

            [–]str8_white_fail 4 points5 points  (0 children)

            Cutting out Porn, Facebook (messenger okay), Procrastination at school (start pomodoro before anything else)

            Daily: Converse with one stranger (working on AA)

            [–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Red pill has officially become no fap and Cosmo combined....

            [–]medvedoh 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            Giving up : porn, waste 2h everyday on browsing the web, self-hatred. Self-hatred is a big one, I feel like a self saboteur, always making things even worse for me. I have realised from experince that things gets worse when you get older and the self-sabotage costs you more.

            Take up: read 30 min everyday, No netflix/games until weekends, meditation every night before sleep.

            Does not sound likes much but these things I've tried before to make a habbit but never fully managed.

            [–]fattail 3 points4 points  (0 children)

            Jesus Christ, how much do you guys jerk off. Every poster it seems is giving up masturbation. Of all the time sucks in my life that one is way down the list.

            [–]Renaissancepirate 6 points7 points  (0 children)

            Good times, lets see...

            Things I give up:

            Porn: not too big of a deal

            Reddit/TRP: Too much time spent here, cya in a month.

            Youtube: Same thing with Reddit.

            Thing I will do daily:

            Read for an hour: Simple and gives me plenty of room to read what I want.

            Cya in a month TRP.

            [–]TheRedStoic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            1) quit drinking 2) move from four to six days a week lifting 3) finish the red stoic PDF v4

            [–]mremms 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            Fast food Soft drink Pointless internet

            Going to find a way to make a passive income even when I'm not at work

            [–]ECoast_Man 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            1) no cigarettes. I was pretty much a pack a day at one point years ago, currently maybe 2 or 3 smokes a week - let's go to zero.

            2) No alcohol except with a glass of wine or two with dinners on weekends. I would go to zero, but I did that before and then even a glass of wine starts making you sick the next morning. It's important to keep a tolerance.

            3) No screens after 9, unless absolutely necessary for work.

            Hobby. I don't really have time for a new one and the weather is bad in the North. Four weeks of 5 X 5s with 30 second rests. Gym trainer at my gym said he could do 8 exercises of 5 X 5s in an hour. I don't do eight, but I'm intrigued by the concept.

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            [–]SmokeyMcBlunt 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            I've seen this posted before, is this your blog?

            [–]BrodinsOats 2 points3 points  (0 children)

            #NoNothingNov

            Giving Up

            • Pot
            • Social media (Reddit, Facebook, Instagram)
            • Binging

            New Habit

            • Daily AM & PM meditation

            [–]NomadicIdentity 2 points3 points  (2 children)

            • No pork, red meat, or fast food
            • No alcohol
            • No cigs
            • No fapping to Pornhub
            • Workout no less than 3 times a week
            • Practice piano no less than 3 times a week

            [–]TyrannyVengeance 1 point2 points  (1 child)

            Red meat isn't bad for you at all, that's a fucking myth.

            [–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 2 points3 points  (8 children)

            Giving up:

            1. Large meal portions (eat until satisfied, not full)
            2. Talking less (still have a habit of being pedantic)
            3. Complaining (don't do it often, but they slip out once in a while)

            Adding:

            1. More vegetables
            2. Enthusiastically accept each hardship as a new chance for growth
            3. At least one new cold approach per day (absolutely surrounded by young bitches, no excuse)

            I really strained to think of vices to kick and virtues to take up, so that's a good sign.

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              [–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 3 points4 points  (6 children)

              Just did one about an hour ago.

              Walking to campus from the parking lot. See a cute girl wearing these ridiculous boots - combat style, but with rhinestones on the toe box.

              I match speed briefly so I can drop my opener:

              "Nice boots."

              She glances, cracks a fake smile, and gives me a dry "thanks". Hmm, not much to go on. Need to go sexual fast, get a quick read on her.

              "You look like you're ready to put some sparkle in someone's ass." Hold eye contact. THERE'S the real smile, and with a giggle. Now we're getting somewhere.

              "Yeah! My professor is stressing me out with his midterm!"

              "What class?"

              "Stats. I'm super worried about it."

              "You're in luck, girl. Stress relief is my speciality." Hold eye contact with wry smile. She giggles again. In like Flynn.

              I hand her my phone like the close is assumed. She smiles and takes it without a word, enters her number. "I'll call you later, we'll talk about it," I said.

              I never specified what "it" was, of course.

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                [–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 1 point2 points  (4 children)

                A phone number is not a lay. There are a thousand-and-one things that can happen at this point (either my fault or out of my control) that cause her to flake. All I have at this point is an opportunity.

                He was asking about general strategy for cold approaches, so I provided an example of what kind of thought/action process goes into executing one, including an example of how to overcome an initial barrier (the girl's initial disinterested response).

                [–]1empatheticapathetic 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                How old are you man. How does your approach differ based on your age/the age of the girl?

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                  [–]TRP VanguardHumanSockPuppet 2 points3 points  (1 child)

                  She flaked. No surprise, don't care.

                  [–]alt323g0 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  • eating: no delivery, no thai food, no eating after 9pm
                  • no video games
                  • lift, mma, or cardio every day

                  [–]tmachus 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  Nov 9th - Dec 10th

                  No masturbation/porn. No sleeping in. No sugar.

                  Design one new product a day.

                  Let's make this a memorable month.

                  [–]TB3o3 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                  • Stop going to sleep after 1am
                  • Stop staying inside for full days
                  • Stop missing your daily cleaning ••
                  • Workout every day
                  • Apply for one NEW job listing every day
                  • Create new music once a day
                  • Study school content at least once a day
                  • Write in your diary at the end of every night.

                  [–]Senior Contributoradam-l 5 points6 points  (4 children)

                  For all of you cutting down on social media, taking up reading: Great choice. The easiest way to do it, replace the time spent aimlessly browsing fb with reading an easy-to-read, captivating, insightful, and humorous book.

                  The best one that comes to mind is, well, my own, The Empress Is Naked, so I'm dropping the price to $0.99 for 48 hours (Thursday 3 to Friday 4 November).

                  Help yourselves, gentlemen. Also, feel free to present that Blue-Pill buddy of yours with an all-around and in-depth book on gender dynamics.

                  -Adam

                  [–]silentlyfurious 4 points5 points  (3 children)

                  How would you recommend approaching a BP'er, say my older brother, with a copy of The Rational Male to read and peruse at his own leisure? I'm 20 and he is 22. Any insight/advice greatly appreciated.

                  [–]Senior Contributoradam-l 2 points3 points  (2 children)

                  Depending on his current state of mind, some books might be indigestible for him right now.

                  The Rational Male is, of course, a bombshell. The problem is that adopting TRP, i.e. realizing the nature of the female sexual strategy, is usually possible only after your previous beliefs have been shocked deeply, as in a trauma situation.

                  It's your call to judge if he is open to unplugging.

                  If not, you can consider some other, milder, foundation books, such as No More Mr Nice Guy, or The Myth of Male Power. One personal favorite of mine, suitable for those that are science-minded, is The Privileged Sex, which makes the point that women have always been privileged, and backs it up with sound historical examples.

                  My own book, The Empress Is Naked also purports to take someone from a naive, female-centered mindset (especially if he's progressive), and get him to realize the true state of sexual and social dynamics.

                  [–]silentlyfurious 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                  How would you describe the literary style of your book The Empress Is Naked?

                  [–]NoChillPhilll 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                  Vices: 1. Give up cigarettes 2. Give up smoking 3. Quit shitting on my lungs and my wallet with cigarettes

                  Things i want to be more active about: Study everyday, approach women more often

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                    [–]TooMuchToDoo 1 point2 points  (2 children)

                    Vices

                    (1) Porn. It's been a long time coming, time to do a hard reset.

                    (2) Dating Apps on my phone. These have been an incredible time sink for little gain.

                    (3) Facebook. Unfortunately I need it for communication purposes, but I swear on my word that I will spend no more than 15 minutes on it each day.

                    Activities

                    (1) I intend to read two books this month. Both around 200 pages each. A little more than 10 pages per night should accomplish that.

                    (2) I intend to write my first post on TRP. Though will take some time to hash out my ideas and put them into something coherent, I feel that this will help me better articulate my thoughts and benefit the community as well.

                    NoNothingNov

                    [–]fatalbinoninja 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    I'm in.

                    Vices

                    • Imgur
                    • Diet coke
                    • Sleeping in past 7

                    Habits

                    • Read an hour every day.

                    I've noticed that my reading actual books has gone down a lot and need to step that up. I get lots of good information from trp but nothing beats reading the actual source material and digesting it myself.

                    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    for me:

                    no porn

                    no games before sleep (read instead)

                    no junk food and/or spending money on fast food/take-out coffee etc

                    lift and/or cardio 5 days a week with 2 rest days (already on this since October 6th)

                    [–]Lvl10Bard 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up:

                    Vodka.

                    Pornography.

                    Any candy/sweets.

                    Taking up:

                    40 Pull ups a day.

                    [–]Arabian_Wolf 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up:

                    1-Wanking on Porn and Imagination.

                    2-Video Games.

                    3-Procrastination.

                    Adding in:

                    1-Laying in bed before 12 am and waking up at 10 am max.

                    2-Kickboxing every other day for 30 mins.

                    3-Taking care of my car throughout it.

                    https://www.trp.red/nnn/arabian_wolf

                    [–]RUALUM15 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving Up

                    1. Gambling

                    2. Porn

                    3. Watching football for 10+ hours a weekend

                    Taking Up

                    1. Paying off credit card bill completely

                    [–]dodiat 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    three vices: no weed smoking, no buying pointless snacks when im out (iced teas AND food), and no more staying awake past 12 on weekdays.

                    one habit: at least one hour spent doing homework every day (weekends included).

                    lets see how it goes.

                    [–]CephalopodsAreCool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    -Junk Food (Candy/Chips mainly)
                    -Porn
                    -Buying unnecessary crap
                    +Exercise
                    +Meditation

                    This'll be a tough month, I spend way too much time playing video games and generally being unproductive. I only recently joined TRP and started improving myself, so this will be a big step in the right direction

                    [–]omfalos 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    I bought this quirky contraption. It's a safe with a timer!

                    http://www.captureddiscipline.com/

                    My refrigerator is chained and locked with the key stored in the safe. I eat once a day. I withdraw the exact amount of ingredients, then immediately reset the lock. It works.

                    [–]you3337 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up : Screens off after 10:30, Reddit on my phone, Junk foods and shitty "meal replacements" , limit my toking of weed and smokeless tobacco, 1 caffeine drink per day ( drink more water)

                    Taking up : Meditation, Reading about a half hour per day, 100 push ups minimum per night, more adventurous cooking, college research, and talking with more people at school.

                    [–]bhavy314159265a 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up: Porn Fb Masturbation

                    Habit: Read book everyday

                    Alright! Bring it on.

                    [–]TheElite3740 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    No cocaine. No weed. No PMO. Daily activity - either gym or run.

                    Wish me luck bredren

                    [–]the_one_man_taliban 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up: Alcohol

                    Video Games

                    Porn

                    Daily: Gym - if not to lift then run/stretch/hit the sauna

                    [–]CSThrowAway2014 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up

                    • Fapping (kind of cheating; already on Day 9 today)
                    • Eating past 8 pm
                    • Staying awake past midnight

                    Taking up

                    • Gym; every single fuckin day. Doesn't matter cardio or lifting, I gotta show up EVERY fuckin day!

                    [–]RobertCarraway 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up:

                    REDDIT/Social Media

                    Refined Sugar

                    All Smoking

                    Adding: 1 step forward per day in my new project

                    [–]sardonyxdragoon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up: - Caffeine (last major one for me) - Nicotine (been off for 4 months now, bought a pack the last week of October, throwing it away now only 5 cigarettes into it because of this post, next couple days will suck but can and will get past it) - Not taking action(laziness/sloth): when I get to the point where I feel like I need coffee or a cigarette, there is another action I need to take besides those crutches. I've removed every other vice: quit video games(still daydream and feel sad occasionally about it but i'm strong here about not going back, sold my main console and games, deleted gaming accounts etc), quit alcohol and drugs(program), quit porn and masturbation(4 years of nofap reading, reading trp and sed and literature from both, being sick and tired of being fapped out and stuck in a porn scroll nightmare every fucking night of my life). Nicotine's been the last hard one but i'm on the way out finally. Caffeine's been fucking my shit up for a long time now, distracts me and causes unnecessary surges, fucks with my meditation, and all around keeps me from being clear and present. Adding: +Writing-> down my dreams every morning when I wake up and Jotting down an entry on my day every night before bed.

                    Cheers trp, may this month open you up to something new

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                    [–]1ItsTheHomeWrecker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

                    deleted What is this?

                    [–]OneInAZillion 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Fuck it, I'm doing 3/3:

                    3 Vices I'm Giving Up:

                    • Porn/Jerking off

                    • Netflix

                    • Any internet site that isn't related to my job or to learning about working out/nutrition or bettering myself.

                    3 things I'm adding to my life:

                    • Yoga - I will do yoga at least once per day

                    • Reading - I will read for at least half an hour each day

                    • Lifting/Nutrition - I will consistently lift and eat right, and avoid all junk food.

                    EDIT: Not that I put much stock into signs from the universe, but the Netflix subscription that I use but don't pay for just got cancelled today so it looks like everything's coming up Milhouse so far.

                    [–]silentlyfurious 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Vices/Crutches/Mental ruts/Excuses/Beta traits to kill this month.

                    • No Electronic devices to be used past 10:30pm.
                    • No slipping into mental ruts. Instead I will be aiming to be productive throughout these "mood swings".
                    • No more leaving camera at home gathering dust. I want to take it out a minimum of 1 day a week. Doesn't matter where I take it as long as it leaves the house & gets used.

                    As for the habits to add to the grinding machine; I've already started reading a load of books so I'm gonna get 1 done a week. Maintaining frame will be a big one this month, I'm at least aware of when I break at the moment but I'd like to stop it before it begins to break now. Better yet, becoming aware of frame at all times is a better/more long term goal to keep in mind.

                    Good Luck Soldier.

                    https://www.trp.red/nnn/silentlyfurious

                    [–]BLDBL 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up:

                    Videogames

                    Staying up past my most beneficial bed time (work graveyards...)

                    Sugary foods

                    Everyday commitment:

                    strength train or 30 min cardio per day. With emphasis on hydration.

                    [–]uniquevoid 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    no videogames

                    no porn

                    no screens past 11 pm when I've got classes the day after

                    studying for +5 minutes in bed every day

                    [–]Redpill_Spartacus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    -Don't spend time in bed unless sleeping

                    -No porn

                    -No more sweets

                    -Walk everyday

                    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Vices: - Porn - Dairy - YouTube

                    New Activity: - Working out (I'll try both lifting and calisthenics)

                    Reading this back to myself makes this look easy.

                    I <3 TRP

                    [–]TyrannyVengeance 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up:

                    Booze completely Porn Screens after 10:30

                    Adding: one new Photoshop skill learned or one new song charted every day.

                    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    This month I'll tackcle the following:

                    Vices

                    • Stop mindless browsing like reddit, facebook, etc and focus in the work on hand.

                    • No drugs except alcohol and caffeine.

                    • Dailly stretching. I have chronic back problems and stretching is a must.

                    Activity

                    Now for the hard part. For my activity I'll employ the method known as Progressive Desensitization highly suggested by Mark Manson to overcome approach anxiety. Almost all my approaches are alcohol based and I need to approach women on the day or bars regularly.

                    [–]kwackerjacked 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up: 1) Porn/Masturbation, 2) Shitty Diet, 3) Procrastination 4) Milk. I'm lactose intolerant and bloating is a bitch

                    Since I started night shifts at my new job, I've had a difficult time jerkin it since i usually do it before bed. Hopefully this helps me kick it entirely. As for my Shitty Diet, I really want to do a clean bulk, or as clean as possible. Chicken, rice, protein powder, veggies. And for procrastination, just getting my shit done. Keeping myself and my spaces clean, tidy and organized. Getting to work on time. Not waiting until the last possible second to do what I need.

                    Taking up: 1) Meditation Day n Nite, 2) Organization, room tidy 3)exercise more regularly, something every day, lifting 6x weekly, 4) Reading 1 book a week

                    [–]NeutralReiddHotel 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Cutting beer, soft drinks (candy included, anything sweet. black coffee), and porn. Going to gym 5 days a week.

                    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    • No screens aside from work and loading music up.
                    • Spending unnecessary money
                    • won't associate with people not going anywhere or wasting time

                    • I'll read more

                    [–]16 MGaiusScaevolus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                    My N3 program here.

                    [–]refusewool 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up:

                    • Mindless web browsing (specifically reddit from my non-RP account and facebook)
                    • Complaining/moaning (aka learn to suffer in silence)
                    • Listening to music on commutes (podcasts only)

                    Daily activity:

                    • Meditation

                    [–]RedPillFather 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    • no porn/jerking off
                    • no hitting the snooze button
                    • no netflix/TV watching

                    Will read at least one page of a book every day.

                    [–]1jb_trp 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Vices

                    • No drinking
                    • Ketogenic diet for the month (i.e. no sugar, low carbs)
                    • No porn

                    Daily activity

                    • I'll do core after climbing (which is only 3x/week, but hey)
                    • I'll weight what I eat and track my carbs/calories

                    [–]TerryOn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    1. No pmo/ take NoFap seriously
                    2. Do all homework the night it is assigned
                    3. Keep my surroundings clean an organized

                    Take up meditation again Start learning to play the guitar an hour a day, everyday

                    I've been trying to get these things done for awhile, but hamstered my way out of them for the last few months. Well fuck that, and fuck you dopamine, I will start strong right now, hold myself accountable, and tell my self to work before playing. Let's go

                    [–]BabaxGanoosh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Giving up:

                    Masturbation

                    Talking to much

                    Spending money unnecessarily

                    Adding:

                    Meditation

                    [–]SSolus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    a bit late to the party, but:

                    no screens past 11 and before 11, no twitch, no hearthstone

                    practice learning languages everyday

                    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    • nofap
                    • no unnecessary consume/ cutting back on buying bullshit
                    • Don't put up with shit I don't agree with

                    and for the good habit:

                    • writing at least 1,000 words a day

                    [–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    Slipped this past weekend and binge ate and had too much Halloween candy lol.

                    Giving up:

                    • Sugar and non fibrous carbs
                    • instagram and non intellectual fb stuff

                    Every day I will:

                    • code at least 2 hours a day
                    • lift/bjj/muaythai/cardio every day
                    • sleep 8 hours a day
                    • work 40 hours a week

                    [–]meninistMD 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    why shave is up there? I object.

                    [–]fuxdpus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

                    I think I'll keep my porn, thank you. Anything that is that cheap/free and can provide so much no trouble happiness is awesome in my book.

                    [–][deleted]  (2 children)

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                    [–]Modredpillschool[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

                    TheRedPill

                    See you later then!

                    [–]stoicgorilla 0 points1 point  (1 child)

                    Ok, I'm in. Saying NO to porn, masturbation, and time wasting on my phone (games, social media, mindless surfing). Saying YES to tracking and improving my nutrition.

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