Wooo, things seem to be coming together pretty well. I am excited about my decision to do 30 more days of this dopamine detox becasue it I double down on how far I’ve come I will probably feel like a whole new person!
Today I did fantastic work on my book. I wrote six pages of the conclusion which is the hardest part of the book so far becasue I don’t really have a great idea of how to go.
I can feel that my dopamine levels are up just by the way people around me have been. Everyone seems buoyant and friendly to me, and they all seem to want to talk.
It could be just my imagination, but I think this may be a result in me looking more relaxed and cheerful. Also, I notice myself throwing more and more little jokes in here and there.
Just like last time around day 30 I have become a real cheerleader for the dopamine detox. I want everyone to feel this feeling.
The main drawbacks are still an acute sense of anxiety in the morning, which I am almost completely anhialating with solid half hour meditation session, and the feeling of being hungry.
I have noticed an extreme decrease in the cravings for sweets, but that has been replace with general hunger. I think my body is starting to learn how it is going to be.
The hunger is also a bit justified becasue I think I lost 3 or 4 pounds this week. I switched up my dinner times to 9:50 and 5:30 (only two), so that probably has a lot to do with it.
However, something tells me that my food cravings are still more than just healthy hunger. My body is still searching for any little sneaky dopamine hits.
Like last time, my advice for anyone trying a dopamine detox would be to really monitor your food intake. I think if you got that under control right away you could really up the efficiency of this fast and not have to go without coffee for so long.
Also like last time, I have not done a good job of this. However, this week I have been flying. Going to the library for 7 hours with no food has been really helpful. So helpful in fact, I am a little bit worried about the weekend…
I think I will go back to three meals and allow myself to eat as much as I want, but not allow any snack times. Then on Monday I want to continue with this routine for one more week. I think I will be able to finish and publish my book, which would be a solid dopamine rush!
Also, since this is the halfway point through my 60 days of no dopamine, I wanted to do a quick rehash of some of the things I’ve learned so far.
Life after 30 Days of Dopamine Detox
- much more productive
- a high level of self control
- a stable level of anxiety that feels oddly distant
- high appetite
- becoming more sociable
- happy with my self over self control victories
- no nicotine or alcohol cravings
- still need to mentally subdue desire to watch porn
- my body is still tired after exercise so I dont really notice a big dopamine boost
- generally don’t feel depressed at all but am still a bit lazy
3 Thing To-Do List
- Do Three thing to-do list
- Go to swimming lessons
- Only eat three meals with no snacks