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Addicted to your phone? Keep reading.
The great trap of the modern world is our dependence and overreliance on short smartphone binge-watching Netflix, claims sources. That's putting it lightly. People are "hooked" is the better word to describe it. I'm sure you're thinking, "Well, what's wrong with that? Everyone is!"
As a rule, the more reliant you are on short-term sources of pleasure, the worse your life is. It takes your focus and drive. Natural motivation gets weaker and weaker. The reason for this is the biggest driving force in the universe - dopamine. Everything we do in life is driven by this, including when we are hooked on our phones on Netflix.
We lose something - our natural abilities, motivation, discipline, and willpower. If you've ever tried and failed to stick to a diet or an exercise program, I can tell you why we crave dopamine - the novelty, the newness of something the new diet is executing. But as the weeks pass by, this same scenario plays out through people's lives. They start something new, then quickly, when it grows boring, they never get anywhere, and they remain stuck.
There is a solution. Dopamine fast, which I don't regard as beneficial but instead essential to making any changes in your life. What if you quit any short-term sources of pleasure? It's not about what you do, but what you don't do. It resets your mind, so you make massive changes in your life without distractions.
Here is a preview of what you'll learn:
- How dopamine controls every aspect of our lives
- Why when motivation is destroyed the rest of our lives are affected
- Why life gets bad enough to change
- How to increase focus and clarity
- How to do a dopamine fast and what to do during it
- How to deal with urges and not slip
- What is a new way of living forever
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- Anonymous User
I got a headache
A great idea that's merely introduced without going into details. Read with intonation,accent pronunciation, whatever that makes your brain boil. Maybe it's just me
1 person found this helpful
- Allie Iacobelli
Condescending language, poor quality of narration
Obvious information presented poorly and with heavy condescending tone. Ableist and disparaging to anyone who has experienced addiction. You don't need to spend the money or the hour, here is the information given in this audiobook: origins and activities that create short term release of dopamine (phone, food, sex, games, etc) are bad for you and distracts us from long term goals. Try eliminating these habits ("fasting") and replace the time you would've spent engaging in them, with thinking about how bad your life is (literally, the book says you should try to get yourself upset; have a goal of making yourself cry over how crap your life is and how you've squandered everything -- by playing candy crush and watching porn) and make a plan for steps to make it better, then enact those steps during all the time you have now that you're no longer 'comfortably numb'.
- Book Lover
most insightful self-help audiobook
this is the most insightful self-help audiobook.
I naturally do some of these measures but I don't always realized it and wonder why I feel crappy when I fall back in my old addiction
- Norma Miles
"Change your vices"
A very short book of under one hour.
Without trying to put into practice the fast as suggested here, it is difficult to really evaluate the advice given, but the idea of attempting change by simply removing all of the short term pleasures with which we distract ourselves, whether from drink, drugs, television, the internet etc.in order to re evaluate our lives and ambitions, is a good one. Rather like going on a retreat for a few weeks, but staying at home. The difficulty is stressed, the outcome whatever the participant decides, replacing or denying old habits at the end of the selected duration.
This is not really a 'how to' book, more an encouragement to try it and see by result.
The narration by V.Passmore, is nicely performed, clear, and not intrusive.
I received this book as a freely gifted, complimentary copy, at my request, from the rights holder.
1 person found this helpful