It’s what you do when you are in a crisis. When negative feelings over ride common sense. You do something to boost your dopamine. And I sure need my dopamine boosted.
I have a confession to make. More to me than to you but it affects you as well as me.
As a life learner, I know things. As a life learner, I am more apt to share my findings with you rather than keep my big mouth shut.
Sharing feelings does not mean everyone accepts the action. They have their own agenda and when you share, you tend to upset the apple cart. You let out the little bugs that show them up for who they really are.
Something of that nature just happened in my little world and it blew me away. It left me feeling a tad lost until I came across this trending article that simply invited me to read it if I was in a crisis that what I needed was a dopamine boost.
Dopamine The shock effect of understanding
Dopamine is important for many of our daily behaviors. It plays a role in how we move, for instance, as well as what we eat, how we learn and even whether we become addicted to drugs.
A dopamine release tells the brain that whatever it just experienced is worth getting more of. Well, I can tell you, a bit more of what I experienced is not what I needed. Thus I decided to take a stroll outside, check our gardens and how plant life was handling the crisis of forever changing weather patterns.
Our Gardens of Pleasure
Everywhere you look there is color! I never knew there were so many shades of green, Every plant has its own varied shade that distinguishes it one plant from the other.
Sort of like humans with varying skin shades and hair and eye colors that make us who we are.
Then there are the flowers. Some we know many we love and never enough for the surprises they offer us. My dopamine took a mighty jump when I ran across my Easter lilies replanted when their season was over? Who says? One mighty plant has five gorgeous white lilies – two in full bloom, three right behind. And hidden in the mass is another one with a fully developed bloom getting ready to spread its beauty.
Darn. I’m smiling! The grey clouds are lifting and I am on the way back to myself. The lesson was so obvious. Stay away from negative people! Watch out for who you think are worthy of your time and knowledge.The right people will find you.
Dopamine also helps with reinforcement — motivating an animal to do something again and again. I think it works that way much with people as well. It means people like me need to allow myself to attract important things so that we always go back for more of the pleasant things.
anhedonia A state where animals or people no longer find pleasure in activities they used to enjoy. The cause and affect are now something I better understand and I am off to find ways to include more rewarding actions in my life.
Are you in the need of happy times, more pleasure rewards for your actions? You too may be in the need of a dopamine fix.
RESOURCE: 7 ways to increase Dopamine naturally
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4 thoughts on “I Need To Boost My Dopamine”
Very interesting post – now I know we all need a boost in Dopamine!
Definitely need to stay away from negative people, especially.
George you and I have had years of negative people. Would think we had learned
by now lol. Guess we are die hards at trying to help people who don’t even know
they need it.
Your article caused me to take out and dust off the dictionary to look some of the terms used. Our lives these days are so fast pace, we forget to stop and “smell the coffee”. My passion is birds and when I need that boost, I go outside and take in all the great sounds that surrounds us. I’ll close my eyes and drown out everything but the birds. It’s beautiful and so surreal, what a calming effect the sounds of birds singing will do for you. You can actually feel the stress, frustration, anger leave you. That’s how I get my dopamine boost.
A walk in the outdoors has always pleased me too and while yours is birds,
mine in the garden. how nature plays a hand and the birds it attracts.
We have a pair of cardinals for the second year