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Dopamine(C8H11NO2)

Dopamine(C8H11NO2)

  • Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that sends signals from one neuron to another.
  • Whatever your drug of choice, chocolate, nicotine, amphetamines, sex, social media, or shopping, dopamine is the final common pathway for all pleasurable, intoxicating and rewarding experiences.
  • It is believed to be the most important neurotransmitter when it comes to the experience of pleasure, motivation and reward.
  • But it isn’t ‘pleasure’ all the way because the same areas of the brain that process pleasure also process pain, and pleasure-pain work like a balance.

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Pleasure-Pain Balance

Pleasure-Pain Balance

• When that pleasure-pain balance tilts to the side of pain after the experience of pleasure, we experience feelings of discomfort, restlessness and irritability which can leave us unhappy and wanting to recreate the feeling of pleasure.

• ANY type of addiction makes us malleable and you can’t behave in a rational or ethical manner if you are addicted to dopamine.

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Baseline Of Dopamine

Baseline Of Dopamine

• The only way to not get hooked to this pleasure-pain cycle is to ensure the time in between each ‘fix’ is long enough for our dopamine levels to drop back to our personal baseline of dopamine release.

• Research has found chocolate increases dopamine above baseline by about 50%, sex is about 100%, nicotine is about 150% and amphetamines is about 1,000%.

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Power And Freedom

Power And Freedom

Dopamine detox and a shift to conscious consumption with due consideration of the consequences, giving you back some of the power and freedom you lost when you pledged yourself to the rat race and the status competition.

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D-O-P-A-M-I-N-E Detox

D-O-P-A-M-I-N-E Detox

D - Admit that you have addiction and collect DATA about it.

O - Understand the OBJECTIVE of your consumption addiction.

P - What is the PROBLEM consumption addiction is causing?

A - 30 days of ABSTINENCE.

M - Practice MINDFULNESS.

I - What INSIGHT do you get into your desire to consume , the problem it causes .

N - What are the NEXT STEPS beyond 30 days of Abstinence.

E - EXPERIMENT what strategy suits you .

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Benefits of Dopamine Fasting:

Benefits of Dopamine Fasting:

1. Increases ability to focus

  • With the help of dopamine fasting, you can increase your capability of focus.
  • As it is related to the idea of less stress and distractions. This can happen by bringing some positive alterations to your everyday lifestyle.

2. Increases self-motivation

  • It improves focus, it directly increases self-motivation and this self-motivation helps in increasing daily productivity.
  • It also helps in achieving the main focus of our goals and career.

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3. Improves emotional regulation

  • It improves emotional regulation because we tend to stay distant from social services and other toxicity which helps in attaining emotional regulation and it also helps in bringing peace again in our lives.

4. Develops great self-control and willpower

  • We maintain distance from the real world and social media. This helps in developing great self-control and willpower as this type of fasting is related to mindfulness-based activities.

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5. Develops and improves patience

  • It is related to mindfulness activities which helps to develop and increase and patience levels.
  • It will improve our patience and as well as sleeping cycle.

6. Increases life satisfaction

  • When we start living with peaceful and stress-free life, it eventually increases the satisfaction towards life.
  • Dopamine fasting basically takes us out from stress and brings back us to peace by distancing us from a toxic and stressful world.

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Take a break from your vices and devices to appreciate life joys.

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CURATOR'S NOTE

You are probably very aware that the hard activities bring value to your life, and the others just momentary pleasure, so why do you still gravitate towards them? To understand this, we need to look at a neurotransmitter known as dopamine.

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