How to Find Balance in the Age of Indulgence - Dr. Anna Lembke - Deepstash

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Homeostasis

Homeostasis

There is a succinct balance between our pleasure & pain cycle regulated by dopamine.

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The CYCLE

We do pleasure-creating activities: Dopamine is released but, as the time passes, we then tend to take a break : Down-regualtion of Dopamine, where our pleasure & pain balance normalizes.

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The CYCLE G

But, there is also a part where we doing the pleasure-creation activities, bcoz of which we tend to create an addiction or hangover for it. The moment we stop doing it we suffer from anxiety & depressive thoughts.

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Dopamine Overload

Dopamine Overload

With multiple resources for generation we tend to gain plethora of diseases & mental catastrophes.

According to WHO, the frequency of early age suicides has tremendously surged since last 7 yrs.

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Dopamine Fasting

Dopamine Fasting

An effective solution is to give yourself a break from all social media apps, virtual games & digitalised dopamine inducing activities to restore a level balance.

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Self Binding

The advice is to gradually, transition yourself from the gaming habits to No-Gaming Zone.

Immediately changing might create mental issues.

From 7 Days to 3 Days a week

From 12 hrs to 2 hrs a day just in the morning.

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ANNA LEMBKE

Slow Sane is lot better than destructive fast

ANNA LEMBKE

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Pleasure From Pain

Pleasure From Pain

The pleasure we feel is our body's natural psychological response to pain. Fasting, a cold shower, exercise are all similar mechanism activities.

So, the pain inducing activities are indirectly pleasure inducers.

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