“Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. Dopamine also helps regulate movement and emotional response, and it enables us not only to see rewards, but to take action to move toward them.” – Psychology Today
Here’s something worth noting (really!): Dopamine is a powerful neurotransmitter in the brain. In fact, it’s the brain chemical directly responsible for motivation and focus. Who doesn’t want to be more motivated and focused?
Another really exciting thing is that dopamine can be increased! Yes, you can effectively improve your motivation, focus and mood by taking natural steps to increasing the dopamine levels in your brain.
So, let’s get to it!
HERE ARE 10 WAYS TO INCREASE DOPAMINE LEVELS AND BOOST PRODUCTIVITY:
1. DON’T GET ADDICTED
Many people get addicted to something because it gives them some kind of instant gratification – drugs, alcohol, sex, pornography, shopping, and other addictive behaviors actually have the opposite effect on dopamine levels in the long-term. In essence, when we get overly addicted to something, the “reward circuitry” of our brain kicks into overdrive and we crave the “quick hit”. This is not a sustainable solution for dopamine production, which can and should be done naturally.