Dopamine fasting


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English - British (Southern England)
Term: Dopamine fasting (informal English)

Definition or explanation: to depriving oneself of dopamine hits, breaking addiction to our hyperstimulating world, and by so doing, finding pleasure once again in such delights beauty, reading or spending time with friends.

Example: "The point of dopamine fasting is not to encourage monasticism or masochism, Fun, enjoyment, and aesthetic appreciation are an important part of life."

One or more places you have seen the term:
Is ‘dopamine fasting’ Silicon Valley’s new productivity fad?
How to Feel Nothing Now, in Order to Feel More Later
Dopamine fasting is a tech fad that sounds silly – but might just work | Oliver Burkeman

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