How does your brain respond in positive ways to living minimally? “Where’s my dopamine?” is a blog about the brain and travel. Do you have your own question?
The Monkey Puzzle tree – once the fine fodder of dinosaurs nearly a quarter billion years ago. But high up in the Andes in small pockets of Southern Chile, these botanical totems are alive, some almost 1200 years old, like relics from the distant past. They are the oldest living trees on earth and gazing up at them is like looking to the stars, realizing that the light you are seeing has taken thousands of years to reach you.
The practice of introspection has fallen our of favour. Ask someone to question their feelings and they may might ridicule you for trying to psychoanalze them. But the reluctance to take a few moments out of each day, to slow down and reflect is not a symptom of psychological weakness, it is a clear sign of anxiety.
Here are 7 strategies for living on your own terms, ranging from adopting an inquisitive mind set, to combatting rumination and the dopamine drain and several other things worth thinking about.
But most of times nothing happens but how can i understand this simple thing to myself
“In today’s rush, we all think too much — seek too much — want too much — and forget about the joy of just being.” ~Eckhart Tolle
The Neuroscience of “Living Large and In Charge”: 7 Habits to Think About