Yesterday I made a decision to start a Dopamine Detox.
I’d like to make it very clear that I’m not a professional on this topic, please don’t take anything that I’m about to say as professional advice. I’m just a guy trying to get rid of some bad habits and sharing it on my blog.
What is a Dopamine Detox?
The idea is to devoid the brain of any good happy activity, that, in the end, even a boring activity ends up being fun. That way, the brain starts to love it.
This are six compulsive behaviors as targets of the Dopamine Detox:
- Emotional eating
- Excessive internet usage and gaming
- Gambling and shopping
- Porn and masturbation
- Thrill and novelty seeking
- Recreational drugs
Why am I doing it?
Since I can remember, I’ve been told by people I look up to, that I’m a very smart person and I think I drank the Kool-Aid and thought I could outsmart life. But that’s not how life works, you can be the smartest person in the world, but if you’re lazy, it’s worthless.
That’s where I am right now, 29 and worthless…
But it’s time for some changes. I evaluated my self yesterday and I came to the conclusion that I have to stop wasting my time watching YouTube , TikTok, Netflix, etc… Social Media is also taking a toll on me. Watching people do things and I’m just here, at home, watching them do things instead of doing them myself.
Today is the first day of my dopamine detox and I already fucked it up
I had this whole day planned out to keep myself busy with healthier activities and it turns out I’m such a wasteman, I woke up late and didn’t do half the stuff on my list.
|Get up and make the bed||7:30 AM||15 Min|
|Drink 1 liter of water||7:45 AM||15 Min|
|Meditate||8:00 AM||30 Min|
|Journal||8:30 AM||30 Min|
|Workout||9:00 AM||1 Hour|
|Eat Breakfast||10:00 AM||30 Min|
|Take a Shower||10:30 AM||15 Min|
|Break||10:45 AM||15 Min|
|Study Session||11:00 AM||3 Hours|
|Break||2:00 PM||30 Min|
|Work/Study/Shores||2:30 PM||3 Hours 30 Min|
|Lunch with the wife and baby||6:00 PM||1 Hour|
|Study Session||7:00 PM||2 Hours|
|Family time||9:00 PM||3 Hours|
|Bed time||12:00 PM||7 Hours|
I’m still media sober. No YouTube, no TikTok, no social media.