Often, when you experience a big win in your day-to-day -- like a promotion or finishing a project -- your brain automatically begins searching for a reward.
“How can I celebrate this? What can I eat? What can I drink? Where is my real reward?”
Here's the problem: augmenting a positive emotion with dopamine in order to fully celebrate how you feel, could lead you to missing out on one important piece of your life – the ability to truly feel and savor positive emotions on their own. To be able to fully experience what joy, pride, contentment, and victory really feel like in your body.
Tune in this week as I explain why people get into the habit of augmenting positive emotions with external rewards rather than simply enjoying them, and what you’re teaching your brain when you do, as well as the potential downsides.
Join me to discover how to tell whether you really need to augment a positive emotion, analyze your situation, and decide on the best course of action in line with your goals. I promise you, guys, by doing this work, you will be able to experience so much more joy, wonder, contentment, gratitude, and love than you can imagine!
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What You'll Learn from this Episode:
- What you’re missing on out by celebrating your wins with food and alcohol.
- Why you want to augment your positive emotions.
- What’s happening in your brain when you use alcohol to celebrate.
- Why, when you remove alcohol, things that previously felt amazing are suddenly lacking.
- The cost of augmenting your emotions with an artificial hit of dopamine from food or alcohol.
- The process for figuring out whether you should augment a positive emotion or simply enjoy it as it is.