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30-Day Dopamine Detox

30-Day Dopamine Detox

I wrote an article about a 30-day dopamine detox challenge a few months ago. And it’s going super well. I knew many people had this problem, but I wasn’t expecting so many to know it. So when I saw the numbers, I was surprised.

But even if the article performed well, most people still ignore this problem. So I would like to build something simple to help anyone understand if they crave dopamine too much.


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The problem with too much dopamine

The problem with too much dopamine

The problem with too much dopamine

Dopamine is the happiness hormone. So, of course, we all crave it because it makes us feel great.

However, feeding your body too much of a specific substance diminishes its receptors as a form of adaptability. And over time, your body will become dopamine-resistant, and you will need a lot more to trigger the same feelings.

You become addicted to dopamine.


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The Increase of Dopamine Sources

The Increase of Dopamine Sources

Dopamine addiction has become a growing problem over the past few years because the sources that generate it increased.

A few years ago, people had to tell you they loved what you were doing. And it didn’t happen that often.

But today, your smartphone connects you to the world. A new like or share of your post would release dopamine you couldn’t experience before.

And likes are not the only problem. Each notification has the potential to trigger a dopamine peak. And since you have tens of apps installed on your phone, even the most useless mail could make you happy.


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  • Do you take up your phone as soon as a new notification arrives?
  • Or do you sometimes check it out of habit even if there are no new notifications?
  • Do you always search for something to eat out of boredom?
  • Do you usually spend a lot of time doom-scrolling? Or do you lose the sense of time while staying on the phone?
  • Do you have any dopamine-triggering hobbies like playing video games? And do you spend more than two-three hours per day on them?
  • Do you have any other addictions like smoking, caffeine, etc?
  • Do you struggle to manage your time and often procrastinate?
  • Do you often gamble?


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Is there a dopamine addiction?

Is there a dopamine addiction?

Technically, no. You cannot become addicted to dopamine since your body produces it. But you can ruin its balance by giving your body too much of it without any effort to deserve it.

In a past article about delayed gratification , I discussed how struggling to reach a goal is more beneficial because it creates a habit of working towards a purpose. So when you finally achieve it, you also feel a well-deserved satisfaction.


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You already have a 30-day challenge if you want to control your dopamine addiction. So this week, focus on identifying the obsessions keeping you from working on your goals .

Build a better work ethic and use rewards to motivate yourself instead of wasting them. Here’s an infographic to help you track your goal.



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I am trying to deal with my dopamine addiction everyday. But most people don't know why they procrastinate. I hope you can learn it with this.


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