How To Find More Pleasure Doing Hard Things
Written by wolverat on July 21, 2020
With the growing popularity of social media, porn, and fast food, we’ve reprogrammed our brain to fall for supernormal stimuli rather than normal or natural stimuli. It’s not that the normal stimuli aren’t rewarding, they’re just LESS rewarding than the artificial or supernormal stimuli. Our dopamine levels become so high that the more boring things become almost painful to do.
I explain the science behind dopamine detox in more detail here: https://youtu.be/TOkYXuAek24
If we can reduce the amount of time we spend on social media or eating junk food, we may actually find pleasure and look forward to doing “hard things” such as reading a book or socializing.