What do you do for a dopamine hit that’s not alcohol/social media/online shopping? Trying to find healthy source for when I don’t have time for a full workout! Thank you!

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This is interesting. I usually just go online shopping. But aside from it, I spend time with my dog! He's really energetic and he likes to cuddle and play catch with me.

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I meditate. Doesn't take too long, but it really puts me in a much better state of mind.

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I love getting out in the sunshine & watering my flowers. I have about 8 potted plants that I have successfully kept alive through the summer heat. It only takes 5-10 minutes to go outside and water them and pull off the dead leaves. I also have a bird feeder in my front yard, so I refill the feeder and sit and watch the birds. :)

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How lovely!

Chew gum, the more exotic the better. I get new flavors at Asian supermarkets, bodegas, on trips, etc. I try to avoid using food for dopamine, so gum is a good compromise for me. Sipping a hot beverage or broth is also good.

Jog up and down my office’s fire staircase a few times.

The Intellectual Devotional. It’s kind of like a mini Wikipedia, but since it’s a book you can’t go down a link-clicking rabbit hole, lol.

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This is fascinating! Thank you!

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Go for a walk outside! Getting some sun always helps me and it clears my mind from being in front of a screen all day. I usually feel more energized after it.

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Exercise, get outside, paint/write/do something creative, go watch a band or show

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Coloring book. Create some art. You will feel oddly both stimulated and zen.

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Ope way to call me out on my online shopping addiction.

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I play video games.

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Wordle

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I usually just wrestle around with my dog for a good 30 minutes to an hour. Anything to get the blood pumping for both me and the pup.

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Have you heard of Yahoo Answers?

Go on.

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