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Here’s How to Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels to Never Feel Sad, Stressed or Depressed Again!

Dopamine is one of the most important neurotransmitters we have for keeping ourselves on the right track to happiness. In this article we have 10 great ways to boost your dopamine levels to ensure you don’t let the blues get the best of you.

Dopamine is so important to happiness, because it regulates the body’s pleasure and reward centre, making sure we have enough happy hormones, and a lack of it can result in sadness and even depression. 

Even if there are negative external forces in your life, having the right amount of dopamine will mean you can face these problems with a positive attitude and not let them defeat you. 

Here are 10 natural ways in which you can give you dopamine levels a kick start to achieve that all important positive mindset.

1. Don’t Get Addicted
We get a sure of dopamine when we do something we like, but this positive reward in the brain is the reason why some of us become addicted to things we like such as gambling, drinking, even shopping. 

The instant gratification we feel when fulfilling our desires is a short burst of dopamine, but this isn’t a stable enough way to fill out long term desires. Try to identify any problem behavior you have such as drinking or taking recreational drugs and replace them with activities that are more wholesome and fulfilling to your long term goals. Do things instead that inspire and uplift you. 

Go for a walk, do photography or painting, and spend time with friends. As addictions often come from past traumas if you have a serious addiction problem, seek help from a professional.

2. Checklist Small Tasks

All of us get pleasure in completing tasks, no matter how small. That is because the brain rewards us with a dose of dopamine to reward us for achieving something. Set yourself tasks in the form of little lists, they can be about anything – work, home life, even shopping lists. 

Once you complete these tasks, tick them off and feel the happiness that comes with knowing you worked to achieve a goal. The brain works best when it has to work for something, but not so much that it seems unacheivable. Experts say that anything under a 10% change from normal is too easy and over 25% is seen as too hard. Set goals within this range for the best results.

3. Create Something
In the modern world it can be hard to find time to indulge in a hobby but we all have leisure activities we love doing. If you loved to paint as a child, buy some paints and get back into it. Sing or learn to play an instrument. 

Again, the pleasure response we get from doing something creative is a wonderful feeling and it will spur you on the keep practicing at it.

4. Exercise

Exercise is one of the best ways to naturally induce a dopamine rush. Athletes often describe the ‘high’ they get after exercising, all without having to turn to drink or drugs. If you are out of practice, even going for a short jog can release levels of dopamine into the brain enough to make you feel on top of the world. 

Not to mention the feeling you will have hen you notice yourself starting to look better when you look in the mirror. 

5. Get A Streak Going
Streaking is similar to making a checklist but it goes a bit further. Set a day in the week, say Monday, to do something new like a form of exercise or hobby, and repeat this behavior every week. 

The repetition and the fact you can complete these tasks week after week (or whatever time frame you allot yourself) creates a system of rolled-over dopamine in which you will start to feel proud and happy with your achievements.

6. Increase Tyrosine

Tyrosine is the key amino acid that helps to create dopamine, and so naturally having a good supply is important for good dopamine flow. It can be found in plant-based varieties of these tyrosine enhancing foods include almonds, bananas, avocados, green tea, watermelon and dark chocolate. 

7. Listen To Music
Music can give us a high similar to taking powerful drugs, as studies on the brain have shown.

Listening to your favorite music is a great way to increase dopamine and feelings of happiness when feeling low.

8. Meditate

Meditation is great for increasing dopamine as well as its relaxing and health benefits. The modern world can leave us feeling stressed, threatening our levels of dopamine, but meditation can reset the balance and have us feeling in control of our moods again. 

It calms your mind, centers your being, helps you feel good, creates more mental energy and helps you to reach more fulfillment in life.

9. Take Supplements
There are great natural supplements you can take if other methods are not working for you and you need to boost your dopamine levels. 

These include:
  • Acetyl-l-tyrosine is a building block of dopamine and a healthy dose can help make your brain’s job of dopamine production easier.
  • Ginkgo Biloba is a popular supplement that is believed to increase dopamine levels and keep them up for longer.
  • L-theanine increases neurotransmitters – such as dopamine – in your brain. Green tea is a good source of l-theanine.

10. Toxic Cleaning

The amount of toxins taken in by all of us every day puts us at a great risk of upsetting the natural balances in our body. Toxin build up can interfere with normal signals in the brain, including dopamine production. 

Always try to eat organic whenever you can, and have regular detoxes using natural products to ensure your body is a toxin free as possible for the best results out of it.

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