How to increase baseline Dopamine: Here are a few ways to do it

From learning delayed gratification to embracing boredom, here are a few ways to increase baseline Dopamine.

Published on Apr 18, 2024 06:30 PM IST 5 Photos

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter helps us to be happy. However, in the fast-paced world, we are exposed to many levels of Dopamine on a daily basis. This results in spikes and crashes, making us lose interest in finding joy in the simple pleasures of life, very fast. Hence, we need to learn the tricks of increasing baseline Dopamine to stay happy and healthy. Therapist Sam Frerer shared a few tips.(Unsplash)

Incorporating natural sources of Dopamine in our daily routine can help. This involves getting sunlight, or listening to music, or having cold showers. (Unsplash)

Instead of always finding something interesting to do, we should learn to embrace boredom and use it to contemplate or engage in low-stimulating activities. (Unsplash)

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Social media, caffeine and online shopping are some of the ways of getting quick Dopamine fixes - we should learn to set boundaries on them. (Unsplash)

Delayed gratification can help us to set our focus on long-term goals instead of finding joy in small-time pleasures. (Unsplash)

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