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Do you ever feel that you don’t have enough energy throughout the day? Is it hard to finish tasks once you’ve started them? Do you find it hard to concentrate and stay focused? If so, you may have a dopamine deficiency.
The neurotransmitter, dopamine, helps us stay focused, energized, motivated, along with the ability to experience pleasure. In order to live a productive life it is essential to produce a sufficient amount of dopamine.
Any small enhancement to raise dopamine and energy levels will make a difference in day to day life. The key is a balance of a few lifestyle changes that will be well worth it.
What is dopamine?
Dopamine is one of the over 100 neurotransmitters in the human brain.
It is known to be the motivation molecule. Dopamine enhances drive and focus that we need in order to be productive. It greatly impacts our:
- Attention span
- Motor movements
- The ability to experience pleasure
Additionally, those provided with enough amount of dopamine are usually motivated and focused throughout life. On the other hand, a lack of dopamine causes:
- Lack of focus
- Difficulty concentrating
- Sugar cravings
- Lower motivation
An adequate amount of sleep, a balanced diet and exercise are important factors to boost focus and drive.
Boost dopamine in a safe, healthy & natural way
Enhance dopamine naturally and effectively for the long run:
1. Eat foods rich in tyrosine.
In order to produce dopamine, your body needs tyrosine which can be found in almonds, bananas, avocados, eggs, beans, fish, and chicken.
2. Exercise regularly.
In general, physical activity is one of the best things you can do for your brain. It increases the production of new brain cells, slows down brain cell aging while increasing your levels of dopamine.
The overall health benefits of meditation have been demonstrated through hundreds of research studies. Many of those have shown that meditation increases dopamine leading to improved focus and concentration.
4. Get a massage.
It has long been suggested that one way to keep dopamine levels high is to avoid stress, which is nearly impossible in this day and age. Massage therapy may help increase dopamine levels by nearly 30% while decreasing cortisol levels.
To make sure that your brain increases dopamine naturally, you’ll want to make sure that you’re getting enough sleep. This means setting aside time before bed away from the computer or TV. Insufficient amounts of sleep has been shown to lower the production of neurotransmitters such as dopamine.
6. Listen to music.
It is no surprise that listening to music can increase pleasurable feelings, improve mood, boost energy, and help with focus and concentration.
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Many of the things that people do to boost their focus and energy end up backfiring. We take in excessive amounts of coffee to only suffer from the crash period as the stimulants wear off. Your body then becomes so exhausted from the excess physical work done early on with the caffeine rush resulting in a “crash feeling".
We shuffle and try to find new ways to wake ourselves up and enhance focus, energy and motivation. However, these things that provide a quick boost end up disrupting our natural dopamine production for the long run.
So shake off any bad habits and start enhancing your focus and motivation to feel amazing about yourself! It will pay off.