How I Tricked My Brain To Like Doing Hard Things (dopamine detox)

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You probably don't have a problem playing video games or browsing social media on your phone. In fact I have no doubt you could sit in front of a screen and do both of those activities for 2 hours, or even longer without breaking your concentration.
But what about half an hour of studying? That might be too hard.
How about working on your side business for another hour? Doesn't sound too appealing.
Even though you logically know that studying, exercising, building a business or something equally productive, will bring you more benefits in the long run, you still prefer watching TV, playing video games and scrolling through social media.
One might argue that it's obvious why.
One activity is easy and doesn't require much effort, while the other activity is difficult and it requires you to apply yourself.
But some people seem to have no problem studying, exercising, or working on their side projects, regularly.
Which begs the question: Why are some people more motivated to tackle difficult things?
And is there a way to make doing difficult things, easy?
References:
www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/the-athletes-way/201405/the-neuroscience-pleasure-and-addiction
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2791340/
www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/0092-8674(95)90145-0
www.centersite.net/poc/view_doc.php?type=doc&id=48370&cn=1408

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  1. Zafar Habbib
    Zafar Habbib
    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Fab

  2. Debarshi Majumdar
    Debarshi Majumdar
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    Will watch my long list of 'watch later' videos for a dopamine detox.

  3. siver boy
    siver boy
    11 klukkustundum síðan

    If we stayed away from ISpulse and internet,you would never be a youtuber🤣🤣🤣

  4. Bruno Paiva
    Bruno Paiva
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Great content! Came on a precise moment of my life where I really need to realize what I'm going trough, on this perspective you present.

  5. Mel Qui
    Mel Qui
    12 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank you very much for this educational helpful video! 💪👍❤

  6. Thet Malabak
    Thet Malabak
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    which study is this? Link?

  7. Taha Kapasi
    Taha Kapasi
    14 klukkustundum síðan

    I have been facing some real difficulty quitting mobile gaming since years with no answer why. Thank you for the answer. you have made my life a little bit better.

  8. tiabeaniee 21
    tiabeaniee 21
    15 klukkustundum síðan

    i gonna do this tomorrow because ill probably fail me exam if i didn’t

  9. CoS miC
    CoS miC
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Thank you🔥

  10. Musharaf Ahmed Choudhury
    Musharaf Ahmed Choudhury
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    Must try this

  11. Naurah Safia
    Naurah Safia
    16 klukkustundum síðan

    This video is nice,but you know what,Islam is the key,if you want your life to be good,please study Islam,please learn about Islam,it can change your life forever😊😊😊

  12. Subhasis Nandi
    Subhasis Nandi
    17 klukkustundum síðan

    Your Brain on porn ->> Your Brain on Internet Addiction---'DOPAMINE " ! So i don't find pleasure in normal things! If not anything surfing Pics of Beautiful angels in Instagram and downloading them ! I m addicted

  13. Mobeen Shaik
    Mobeen Shaik
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    Informative vedio

  14. Absolute victory tenzing
    Absolute victory tenzing
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    Betosky???

  15. Zamasu Black
    Zamasu Black
    18 klukkustundum síðan

    GOD I WISH IF THERE WAS SOME KIND OF MEDICINE FOR THIS

  16. DA FEAR
    DA FEAR
    20 klukkustundum síðan

    This video will change my life And it did

  17. Mohamed Dasthagir
    Mohamed Dasthagir
    21 klukkustund síðan

    Thank you 😊

  18. ONE LEVEL UP
    ONE LEVEL UP
    22 klukkustundum síðan

    Greatest Video ever in the universe!!

  19. George Dove
    George Dove
    22 klukkustundum síðan

    Would I be allowed to play the piano on the dopamine detox

  20. J
    J
    22 klukkustundum síðan

    I quit the internet for a year when I was 17 and developed a lot of anxiety and depression because I wasn’t able to handle the isolation (I didn’t have any friends). I also didn’t fill my time with other things. I lost enjoyment in reading books, listening to the radio. I don’t know what happened but I went mad and haven’t gone back to normal since. I’m a rare case I’m sure, but it doesn’t work for everyone

  21. Gavin Wheeldon
    Gavin Wheeldon
    23 klukkustundum síðan

    i was stuck in a military quarantine in Vietnam for 14 days because of coronavirus (I didn't have it, I entered Vietnam to start a new life and they've taken some very effective measures), it made me productive as hell for this very reason!

  22. hema n
    hema n
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Tq fr this video..... I'm preparing for professional exams around 12 to 14 hours of study.. Nt motivated by routinely studying...even I get long term benefits from studying... Wt can be solution...

  23. Pari Goswami
    Pari Goswami
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Thanks

  24. Henry 007
    Henry 007
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I wanna talk to you my friend you are great

  25. Dzaki R. Aslam
    Dzaki R. Aslam
    Degi Síðan síðan

    In a nutshell... <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="573">9:33</a> - <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="580">9:40</a>

  26. Jeffrey Liu
    Jeffrey Liu
    Degi Síðan síðan

    but my brain doesn't listen to me

  27. Siddharth Khodke
    Siddharth Khodke
    Degi Síðan síðan

    It makes so much sense!

  28. Rebecca Tutcher
    Rebecca Tutcher
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I'm concerned at the amount of times "internet pornography" is mentioned.

  29. The Deshbhakt
    The Deshbhakt
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I was really in Need if this type of Video 🇮🇳

  30. Mittelsmann
    Mittelsmann
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Definitely one of the best Videos I saw in the last YEARS :)

  31. Sweet Laide
    Sweet Laide
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Great video. I’m going to try doing this tomorrow

  32. Erfin Yuga
    Erfin Yuga
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Even My brain wanted to skip this vid bcs of the tittle. I push to watch. Thank u.

  33. Henry 007
    Henry 007
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Good one

  34. Ada Basiuk
    Ada Basiuk
    Degi Síðan síðan

    36,6 C not 37 C.

  35. Janice Jarrett
    Janice Jarrett
    Degi Síðan síðan

    This is the first Better than Yesterday video I ever watched

  36. Szabó Robi
    Szabó Robi
    Degi Síðan síðan

    dude i cant even trick my brain to watch this video. its in my watch later list for weeks

    1. Roux
      Roux
      Degi Síðan síðan

      Me too.

  37. Арсений Аристархов
    Арсений Аристархов
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Yeah nice video, but I like reversed version: wake up, do high dopamine things, get frustrated, get to work, go to sleep. Maybe it is less effective, but I just can't bring myself to do boring things in the morning)

  38. Nikhil Bijlani
    Nikhil Bijlani
    Degi Síðan síðan

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  39. Pascale Yamdjeu
    Pascale Yamdjeu
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Jessaie tout de suite

  40. gapple *
    gapple *
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Or you can just force yourself to do these activities, it works for me, at the start I don't want to do it and I'm lazy asf but then 10 minutes in my determination is 100% and I can do it and enjoy it.

  41. Brandon Strong
    Brandon Strong
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Recommend watching this video at 1.25X to avoid the slow narrative.

  42. lil liar
    lil liar
    Degi Síðan síðan

    "Practicing the piano" Me: "Oh-"

  43. Ginger Ale
    Ginger Ale
    Degi Síðan síðan

    THANK YOU!!!

  44. ImAcRo
    ImAcRo
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Would we be able to play an instrument, such as a piano?

  45. Fornati Tugbe Chie
    Fornati Tugbe Chie
    Degi Síðan síðan

    www.health.harvard.edu/blog/dopamine-fasting-misunderstanding-science-spawns-a-maladaptive-fad-2020022618917

  46. Sami Zayn
    Sami Zayn
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Watch this video on 1.25x Speed, Thank me later.

  47. Carolina Celeste Delfino
    Carolina Celeste Delfino
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Awesome Advice! Thank you!!!!

  48. CLIXS, LLC.
    CLIXS, LLC.
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Absolutely shit product and horrible customer service

  49. Jason L
    Jason L
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Gently tap the like button :)

  50. Pratham Dev
    Pratham Dev
    Degi Síðan síðan

    this video came at the right time

  51. Celine Muli
    Celine Muli
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Well, now this makes sense. This is what I need (dopamine detox). Thank you so much! God bless💯💕

  52. sai pavan
    sai pavan
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I understand now. Catch you later when I reward myself

  53. Παναγιωτης Ζαρρης
    Παναγιωτης Ζαρρης
    Degi Síðan síðan

    When I do exersice is it good to listen to music at the same time?

  54. sudhan p
    sudhan p
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I had one big yawn at the end of the video

  55. Ana Costa
    Ana Costa
    Degi Síðan síðan

    This is the best hack I've ever heard of! Thank you!!!

  56. Moh Abdulkhalig
    Moh Abdulkhalig
    Degi Síðan síðan

    this is amazing !!

  57. jordane studies
    jordane studies
    Degi Síðan síðan

    i procrastinated on watching this video for four months but here i am, with no regrets :)

  58. Sadia Mehreen
    Sadia Mehreen
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Thanks for making this video It will help me :)

  59. Jair Monreal
    Jair Monreal
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I indeed pressed the like button but I don't promise it was gently...

  60. Dhiraj Kadam
    Dhiraj Kadam
    Degi Síðan síðan

    What if one already has developed a high dopamine tolerance and experienced it's effects? How can a person go back to normal?

  61. rafael virues
    rafael virues
    Degi Síðan síðan

    my most valuable fifteen minutes of youtube video listening ever. It gives me tools to understand and combat many of my non-healthy behaviours and procastination. Much more than hours of coaching, and its cookie fortune bullshit sentences. Thank You sir.

  62. Arslan Hamid
    Arslan Hamid
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Awesome video @ Better Than Yesterday

  63. Sagar N
    Sagar N
    2 dögum síðan

    I tried it the other day!! To be honest i dont see much of a difference! Didnt worked for me!

  64. Dz Art
    Dz Art
    2 dögum síðan

    man this was so good and beneficial , thx alot ♥♥♥

  65. Anjali Pawar
    Anjali Pawar
    2 dögum síðan

    Very informative.thanks

  66. Robert Emmanuelle Gerochi - Pusoy
    Robert Emmanuelle Gerochi - Pusoy
    2 dögum síðan

    Thanks a lot !

  67. Lauren
    Lauren
    2 dögum síðan

    try as i might; mybrain is not giving me any dopamine as i watch this so im turning it off!

  68. Anuraag Milipelli
    Anuraag Milipelli
    2 dögum síðan

    Thank you sir.

  69. Emily Ruth
    Emily Ruth
    2 dögum síðan

    I can do everything els, expect giving up my music. Music is my life.

  70. Danish Ahmed
    Danish Ahmed
    2 dögum síðan

    How many days does it take to recover?

  71. Philosopher in charge
    Philosopher in charge
    2 dögum síðan

    Thank you so much !

  72. Bro Man
    Bro Man
    2 dögum síðan

    Thanks

  73. Melvin garcia
    Melvin garcia
    2 dögum síðan

    En ingles te resuelven todas tus dudas hay más información gracias por el video

  74. Iffat Binte Zaman
    Iffat Binte Zaman
    2 dögum síðan

    "You become so bored that boring staffs become more fun." - exactly quarrentine thing

  75. Sristi Jaiswal
    Sristi Jaiswal
    2 dögum síðan

    Shudn't we gradually decrease time spent on phones to the extent that studying or working starts seeming like a reward in itself....I remember the time when I was preparing for an entrance exam and by that time I was not addicted to Facebook and ISpulse and even studying seemed interesting to me. But now I have become addicted to FB and ISpulse.

    1. Subhasis Nandi
      Subhasis Nandi
      17 klukkustundum síðan

      U hit the nail. We r internet addicted individuals

  76. H Susmitha
    H Susmitha
    2 dögum síðan

    Thank u so much for this video ❤️

  77. Ayush Sai
    Ayush Sai
    2 dögum síðan

    I m in

  78. Eric Chretien
    Eric Chretien
    2 dögum síðan

    gh

  79. Yashika Sharma
    Yashika Sharma
    2 dögum síðan

    My Life Changer Video!!!!

  80. T Rich
    T Rich
    2 dögum síðan

    I'm glad I had enough motivation to watch this whole video.