Does NoFap increase Motivation?
Does NoFap increase your motivation?
Well, I'm going to give you the answer right from the start…
Yes, NoFap can increase motivation. In fact, one of the most common benefits guys who embark on a NoFap journey report is exactly that; how they have started noticing an increase in energy, drive and motivation.
Let's start by taking a look at a poll I did on my YouTube channel.
Since many of my subscribers have experimented, or are currently experimenting, with NoFap, the following question was easy to ask…
Have You Found That NoFap Gives You More Motivation To Work On Other Stuff in Life?
This poll was published in the community section on my YouTube channel, Project Stronger Self.
As you can see, more than 2000 people answered, so this is a decent sized poll.
- 66% are definitely noticing increased motivation when doing NoFap
- 23% notice a slight increase in motivation when doing NoFap
- 8% do not think that NoFap is increasing their motivation
- 4% of people say that they are sure that NoFap does nothing to their motivation
Keep in mind that the numbers are rounded, so that's why they don't add up to exactly 100.
To sum it up…
As many as 89% of people say that NoFap improves their motivation – while only 11% of people don't think so…
That's a clear majority of people right there.
So, what's going on here.
Why does NoFap help improve motivation?
Well, the answer is very simple. I can give it to you in one single word…
Dopamine is the very neurotransmitter that is responsible for making you motivated. And NoFap increases dopamine. Or, to put it another way, fapping to porn reduces your dopamine signaling in the long run.
So, now some of you may say; wait a minute here, does'n porn increase your dopamine?
- Short term, yes….(that is, in fact, the problem)
- Long term, no… (long term it can actually desensitize you, leaving your net dopamine signaling lower than normal)
Take a look at the video below, where I explain the process in an easy to understand way…
…the video will also help you to understand why so many successful people out there are doing NoFap…
Pretty interesting huh?
Now you understand that it is actually the over consumption of today's super stimulating adult sites that is messing up your dopamine system, and once again, remember: dopamine is the key driver of your motivation!
Let's continue and dig a little deeper into this fascinating topic…
How long does it take for NoFap to increase your motivation?
(my personal experience)
Do you want the good or the bad news first?
Well, let's start with the bad news.
The bad news is that, it may actually get a bit worse before it starts to get better.
The good news is that, the increase in motivation can potentially be much bigger than you could ever dream of.
The first week after quitting sucks…
If you have developed an addiction to porn, I.e. you have addiction related brain changes, then don't expect much improvement your very first week after quitting.
In fact, you will most likely feel worse in every possible way.
You might even have to face withdrawal symptoms, such as…
- Lack of focus
There are more than those, but those are the most common ones.
Some people are lucky enough to not get any withdrawal symptoms at all, while others get almost all of them.
Related post: how do I know if I'm addicted to porn (take the test)
Already in the second week, you could start noticing an increase in motivation…
Although, most people who have developed real addiction related brain changes still have withdrawals in the second week, (they often last about 2-4 weeks on average), it's still possible to start noticing a boost in motivation here.
This might only be a slight boost, but it's a good sign of what's to come. Because, for many guys it keeps getting better and better for many weeks and even months to come.
Personally, whenever I was in my second week, I often started noticing the following…
- My daily chores seemed less daunting… (washing, shaving, making dinner, doing the dishes etc)
- It started getting easier to do my workout routine…
- I started having more desire to work on my goals…
Again, this was only in the second week.
What's interesting here is that the increase in motivation NoFap gave me kept getting stronger for months. Not in a linear way, as it was often two steps forward and one step back, but the overall increase kept getting stronger…stronger…and stronger…
Now, as you could clearly see from the poll at the top of the page, I'm far from the only one having experienced how NoFap helps increase your motivation…
…let's take a look at a few comments some of my subscribers shared under that very poll. (Source)
What others are saying about NoFap increasing motivation…
“When I am on nofap I get excited about almost everything in life and also I believe that fixing my dopamine system inspired me to start new things in life.” -MBX Music-
“In the initial 2-3 days it is a struggle to get basic tasks done but ad the week goes on you get a mental clarity and begin to prioritize things.” -Dire Straits-
“In the last two months since starting NoFap, I've lost 25 lbs through intermittent fasting + exercise, stopped smoking cigs and now on the lowest dose of vape nicotine with a quit date for next week, re enrolled into a bachelors degree program, finally have my finances under control. about to have a good house cleaning this week. and i know i can go even harder in other aspects of my life. it’s been a total game changer ps. – thanks Bob, you’ve really helped me through this period in my life.” -aalfo100″
“No fap really is a life changer im on day 32 and the benefits are wonderful” – Cbar4L-
“Yes but I don’t see results until 2 weeks have pass” -BlackSheep-
“It's made a big difference for me. No fap coupled with cold showers and exercise is a power house trio. I've noticed a marked increase in mental clarity, increased motivation, and not requiring as much sleep. A word of warning though, it is imperative that you set goals, otherwise you could potentially be setting yourself up for failure if you don't use that extra energy and motivation on something worthwhile.” -Zachery Pack-
You get an edge over ‘normal people' out there…
So, I think it's now becoming pretty clear to everyone reading this article that NoFap, or rather the absence of over consuming porn can really give you an edge over other people out there, simple because…
…well, let's face it…
…most men are watching porn several times a week, and no one is using adult magazines any longer. They are using online porn, which ironically enough, is the very adult content delivery vehicle that is potent enough to numb your dopamine system. By not engaging it that activity yourself, you instantly get and edge over other them in terms of motivation and drive. This, because having a healthier dopamine system will fule your motivation, drive and desire to achieve things.
Now, it's not like we want to feel better and somehow put us ‘above' “the average” guy out there, but…
…ah, who am I kidding?…of course we do 😉
To really take your motivation to the next level…
If you really want to take your motivation to the next level, the consider doing some, or several, of the following…
- Combine NoFap with physical exercise
- Combine NoFap with cold showers
- Combine NoFap with intermittent fasting
- Combine NoFap with meditation
- Combine NoFap with AlphaViril
All of those go amazingly well together with NoFap and if you hone in the exact right amount (for you), then, oh man…
…it cam almost feel like you are riding on some kind of ‘superpower'.
Now, I know how childish that sounds, but I'm telling you guys, that is literally how it feels.
I personally do all of the above and the amount of energy and drive it gives me is above and beyond this world.
Especially if you combine NoFap + Cold showers + AlphaViril
AlphaViril is an over the counter product that increases both your testosterone and dopamine levels at the same time, and boy do you feel it. I order the supplement from the U.S. and it is hands down my favorit supplement…
…the supplement that gives you most ‘bang' for your buck, quite literally 😉
If interested, you can check it out by clicking here.
Combining NoFap with other things…
If interested in the effects that combining NoFap with other things can give you, I have made quite a few articles on this and you can find some of them by using the links below…
NoFap and motivation final words…
So, in conclusion, I think it's safe to say that most people who go tear themselves away from the screen, stop using porn and go on a NoFap journey, will experience a big increase in motivation, drive and confidence.
These benefits will probably show themselves pretty quickly, but if you belong to the group of guys who have developed addiction related brain changes, you may have to wait a week or two before things start happening.
Some will get the benefits faster, while others need a bit more time than that.
In what group do you belong?
And will you get the benefits as well?
Well, there's only one way to find out. Why don't you embark on a NoFap journey and find out for yourself.
One thing is for sure, if more than 80% of people say they've experienced an increase in motivation after starting NoFap, well, the odds that you will too are definitely in your favor.
And if you're wondering how to know if you have addiction related brain changes or not, you can simply take the porn addiction test right here.
Thanks for reading,
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