This website primarily uses cookies to implement Dark Mode.

The Dutch made me put this message on my website.

Read more

I totally understand

Dark Mode

Menu.

x

Guides

Content

Programs

Volunteer

Apps

Misc

What Can Your Hand Do?

/what-can-your-hand-do

Move your hands, fingers and arms around in order to test your creativity and see which combinations and arrangements you can come up with.

tldr;

Awareness over all

What

Develop awareness by testing the limits of your creativity.

How

Move your hand and fingers around into various shapes and patterns.

When

Anytime.

Duration

1 - 2 minutes.

2019-05-01

Context

This exercise is designed to help you think outside of the box.

It’s not a particularly difficult exercise in the sense that it allows for unlimited creativity.

However, it’s an exercise that’s very difficult to master in the traditional sense of being able to consistently replicate the same thing each time.

I find I learn new things each time I try this exercise, and you’ll be surprised at the extent to which you’ll also discover new things each time you try it too.


In this exercise what we'll be doing is coming up with a variety of different ways we can use our hands.


How we can move them. Arrange them. Touch them.

And in doing so, realise the extent to which we haven’t been thinking before, or at least allowed ourselves the opportunity to think previously.

Because although we use our hands everyday, it’s not as if we think about them in certain odd ways, such as how we can arrange them into different shapes and patterns.

I suppose it’s a lot like when you’re walking down a street you’re familiar with, and you happen to notice something completely new that’s always been there, yet you hadn’t noticed up until that very moment.

By practicing this exercise we can learn to not only think creatively, but also understand that no matter how much we think we know, we don’t truly know it all.

Something which often has to be experienced to be believed, hence this exercise.


Instructions


To begin this exercise I want you to first look at your hand.

What do you see? Take notice of the wrinkles on your knuckles. The hair on your fingers. The tone of your skin.

Already, you’re probably doing something unique. Chances are you’ve never considered staring at your hand for an extended period of time, ever.

Next try and move your fingers around. See if you can make your hand into weird shapes by moving your fingers into odd positions.

What happens once you move your wrist as well? Does it feel natural? What is natural?

Once you’ve played around with that idea, get your other hand involved as well.

What arrangements/combinations can you create with two hands? What if you interlace all your fingers together? What if you put both the backs of your hands together?

Remember, this truly is an exercise of creativity, so the aim is to play around and see what you can come up with.

Not only will it help open up your mind, but it will get you thinking about something which you ordinarily wouldn’t be thinking about.

No different to your recovery if you’re just starting out.

Share on:

Comments

There are no comments yet for this article!

Leave A Reply
You must be logged in to post a comment.

Further Questions?

Head on down to our NeverFap Deluxe subreddit or Discord where myself and others can help you with your questions.

Personal Coaching?

Let's organise a 10 Minute FREE Consultation so you can understand how The Reade© can help you achieve your goals.

NeverFap Deluxe Family

The NeverFap Deluxe Bible

/neverfap-deluxe-bible

Guided NeverFap Deluxe Meditation Series

/meditation

7 Day NeverFap Deluxe Kickstarter

/seven-day-kickstarter

Chrome NeverFap Deluxe Extension

/chrome-extension

Firefox NeverFap Deluxe Extension

/firefox-extension

Mobile NeverFap Deluxe Android App

/mobile-app

The NeverFap Deluxe Subreddit

/r/NeverFapDeluxe

YouTube NeverFap Deluxe Channel

/neverfap-deluxe-youtube

Twitter NeverFap Deluxe Account

/neverfap-deluxe-twitter

GitHub NeverFap Deluxe Open Source

/open-source

Instagram NeverFap Deluxe Account

/neverfap-deluxe-instagram

The NeverFap Deluxe Patreon

/neverfap-deluxe-patreon

Facebook NeverFap Deluxe Page

/neverfap-deluxe-facebook

Pinterest NeverFap Deluxe Account

/neverfap-deluxe-pinterest

Tumblr NeverFap Deluxe Account

/neverfap-deluxe-tumblr

Latest Articles

Why Positive Affirmations Don't Work

/why-positive-affirmations-dont-work

In this article I write about positive affirmations and why they don't work as an effective coping strategy.

Summary:

  • Positive affirmations don't help you remain calm.
  • Positive affirmations are in fact a form of distraction which almost always leads to relapse.

The Utter Pointlessness Of Maintaining A PMO Streak

/the-utter-pointlessness-of-maintaining-a-pmo-streak

In this article I write about why maintaining PMO Streaks is an ineffective habit which can set our recovery back.

Summary:

  • Maintaining PMO Streaks does nothing to help us develop meaningful control over our minds.
  • The alternative is to simply refrain from doing it.

Improvements I've Noticed From My 300+ Day Porn Addiction Recovery Journey

/improvements-i-have-noticed-from-my-300-day-porn-addiction-recovery-journey

I thought I'd write a summary of some of the changes I've experiencing throughout my 300+ day porn addiction recovery journey.

Summary:

  • The difference is honestly night and day.
  • I have more energy, I have pure focus and I have literally become a machine of productivity.

Is Masturbation Healthy?

/is-masturbation-healthy

In this article I discuss the dynamics of porn addiction and whether masturbation alone can be considered healthy, both for addicts and non-addicts alike.

Summary:

  • It is possible to have a healthy relationship with masturbation, assuming you are not a porn addict.
  • Most porn addicts will never have a healthy relationship with masturbation.
  • There is nothing inherently healthy about the act of masturbation itself.

The Most Important Thing Porn Addicts Don't Do

/the-most-important-thing-porn-addicts-dont-do

This article describes how porn addicts delay their recovery by not properly engaging with the process.

Summary:

  • The most important thing porn addicts don't do is consciously engage with their mind.
  • Instead, they remain within their own comfort zone, often without realising it.

Why You May Be Struggling With Your Meditation

/why-you-may-be-struggling-with-your-meditation

In this article we discuss some of the way people may struggle with practicing meditation in general.

Summary:

  • The purpose of meditation is to help you maintain balance.
  • It can help to think of meditation as a form of observation, no different to seeing or smelling.

What Is Sex Like Post Recovery?

/what-is-sex-like-post-recovery

What is sex like once you've fully recovered from porn addiction? Well, it's great. No questions asked.

Summary:

  • Put simply, it's great.
  • However, chances are that your issues with sex extend well-beyond your porn addiction.

7 Day NeverFap Deluxe Kickstarter

Boost your knowledge of meditation and awareness best practice with our FREE NeverFap Deluxe 7 day email series.

The Introduction - Day 0

The Trust - Day 1

The Awareness - Day 2

The Calmness - Day 3

The Meditation - Day 4

The Relapse - Day 5

The Consistency - Day 6

The Community - Day 7

Receive an email each day covering the basics of the NeverFap Deluxe Method!

NeverFap Deluxe
Latest Guided Meditation EP3 - Free Guided Meditation Series
Available on iTunes, Spotify and Castbox. Open Source under the GNU GPLv3 licence.