Dopamine detox: has anyone done this? I feel like my brain is approaching critical mass with podcasts, shows, movies, and YouTube.

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Yes. However, research shows that avoiding dopamine just makes us crave it more, which defeats the purpose. What works for me is to find an alternate, more sustainable source of dopamine. So for example, a few times a week, I’ll get something I really enjoy eating, put the phone out of reach and out of sight, and just spend an hour slowly eating my lunch. Really focusing on enjoying the food. My lunch gives me a healthy boost of dopamine, and I don’t crave phone time as much afterwards. As with all things health-related, this works for me, but may not work for others.

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I really like this approach

Take acid and climb under your bed during early hours of the morning with a box on your head, earplugs in. Don’t let the stringy things get in your mouth or you’ll have a bad time. Don’t come out until you’ve had an revelation

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God I hope you actually do this

Take time to engage yourself in productive ways outside of media (I.e cooking, sports, etc are amazing for re-energizing work for me)

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12 steps buddy. Addictions boil down to dopamine.

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