The Dopamine Detox Challenge *(Science Based)*

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  2. greenishmoon

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    7/30. Noticed I don't want to do anything, and that time was spent on videogames instead, don't even enjoying them.
     
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    1/30. Got careless on Youtube. So easy to slip! Its okay, back at it
     
  5. greenishmoon

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    8/10. Started drawing again, and a lot better. Feeling lonely and sad, but trying not to cover it.
     
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    Im in Extreme mode.
    Youtube, mindless surfing, extreme PMOE and sugar binging are the dwmons I need to conquer in live right now, whatever it takes.
     
  7. greenishmoon

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    9/10. I kind of miss videogames.
     
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    Wonder what type of email gives you dopamine?
     
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    A new email.

    Novel stimulation: so like certain porn websites which have 'new' material constantly, the brain goes to the inbox to 'check it' just as it does 'check' the phone for novel stimulation. Our brains are wired to be curious and this is dopaminurgically supported, but when when it's linked to email chcking, phone checking, youtube browsing, porn...it's stimulation that logismoi or 'cluster' of dopamine receptors to the wrong things.
     
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    Back to 1/30.

    Reflecting a little on why I'm struggling, I think at its core its because I don't want to actually give up my compulsive phone use. I haven't made a strong enough intention. What's got me this far in terms of nofap is mainly intention, so its obvious to me that what I need to do is follow the same blue print that I discovered for nofap and apply it to phone use. I need to find some quiet alone time to think through my intention more deeply and just commit.

    For now, I've taken the step of downloading a phone use tracker app to see exactly what's going in terms of usage.
     
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  12. greenishmoon

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    11/30. I use more time to exercise and read now. I should give up series also in the future for at least some time.
     
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    Day 3 doing fine with my detox.
     
  14. greenishmoon

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    12/30 exercising in the morning just pumps me up, man
     
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  16. greenishmoon

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    0/30 - Mainly reset it for MO but I was also getting a bit more sloppy every day. I might begin a new streak with no youtube or movies also.

    Hey bro my reasons and patterns are very like yours. I recently began to see it clearly, too.
    First of all I'm happy to know about your case, I believe I can follow the same path. Feeling what has to be felt seems to be the main problem solver.
    Have you seen more progress lately?. How's life going?. How has it affected your social life?.
     
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  20. Bihari

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    I had no idea that I'd be back to this challenge. May be because I believe in it with the core of my heart.
    Also, updated some sources that are trusted and based on evidence. Will be regular here the best I can.
    Day 0 for me. I'll be abstaining from all the activities.

    for, HAPPINESS NOT PLEASURE!
     

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