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Innocent Cyril Okwuchukwu (@admin)
27 days ago

7 life-changing lessons from the book Dopamine Nation by Anna Lembke:

1. Identify your triggers. What are the things that make you crave instant gratification? Once you know your triggers, you can start to avoid them or develop strategies for coping with them in a healthy way.

2.Find healthy ways to satisfy your need for dopamine. This could include spending time in nature, exercising, connecting with loved ones, or pursuing creative activities. When you find healthy ways to get your dopamine, you are less likely to turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms.

3. Practice mindfulness. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. When you are mindful, you are less likely to be swayed by your cravings for instant gratification.

4. Gratitude. Gratitude is the practice of appreciating the good things in your life. When you are grateful, you are more likely to focus on the positive and less likely to be tempted by unhealthy distractions.

5. Set realistic goals. When you set achievable goals, you are more likely to succeed and feel a sense of accomplishment. This can help to boost your dopamine levels in a healthy way.

6. Reward yourself for your successes. When you reward yourself for your successes, you are more likely to repeat the behavior. This can help you to build healthy habits and break unhealthy ones.

7. Be patient with yourself. It takes time and effort to change your habits and break your addiction to dopamine. Don't get discouraged if you slip up. Just pick yourself up and start again.

The transformative nature of overcoming addiction are comprehensively analysed in the book. I encourage you to get one and read for your self. Your transformative journey is right ahead of you. Journey on!

Book: https://amzn.to/3r3NN3U