Wednesday, March 04, 2015
Hey, it happens to everybody at one time or another.
You're sitting around in your jam-jams, watching a re-run of The Walking Dead and you get a craving for ice cream...no, chips...no, a P & J sandwich...oh what the hell...ALL OF IT!!!
Obviously this sort of behavior can lead to unwanted issues such as a "muffin-top", an all black wardrobe, small children trying to push you back in the water at the beach, and the scariest one of all...not being able to find your happy parts.
The good news is, these problems are avoidable with just a couple simple tweaks...
1. Know what the real problem is;
When you are bored, you lack any pleasure or enjoyment...It is pretty much a state of no emotions.
2. Your dopamine levels get low and need a little boost.
We will always seek out behaviors that cause us pleasure...that's how we have survived for millions of years. We eat food, dopamine is released, we feel good, and we do it again. When we are bored, we are lacking the pleasure we need at a subconscious level. This can lead us to binge on junk food.
3. Find ways to increase our pleasure response that do not include eating junk.
Two facts to consider:
a. Exercise helps to naturally raise dopamine levels.
b. Boredom tends to come about at similar times on a day-to-day basis.
Solutions? Pay attention to when you feel boredom coming on and kick its ass with a preemptive strike! Translated...get up and move!
Go for a bike ride, a walk, a 5 minute workout in the house or yard, go have sex (best choice!) or do some meditation. All of these things will raise dopamine levels, the key is just to take action BEFORE you stick your head into a 55 gallon drum of Doritos : )
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