#9 The Dopamine Masterclass
Buying time, a playlist for your hikes and the 7 o'clock shift.
The Dopamine Masterclass
Two weeks ago I was mentioning a tweet talking about how dopamine made us addicted to social media. This week I listened to a podcast that I enjoyed a lot, explaining all the details on how dopamine works. Huberman Lab is a podcast hosted by the Neuroscience Professor at Stanford, Andrew Huberman.
In this episode, Andrew explains in detail how dopamine works and how you can, after understanding it, improve your motivation (that is directly connected to dopamine).
These are my notes on the episode on how to control dopamine, how to remove extrinsic rewards and other learnings about dopamine.
I discovered the Huberman Lab podcast from an episode of the Shit you don't learn in school podcast. I also recommend listening to this episode where they discuss a topic that is pretty interesting: spending money on things that will make you happier. There are studies that say that after a certain amount of income, you don’t become happier. But it depends on how or what you decide to spend your money on.
It's fun, because I asked on Twitter what people spend money on to be happier, and people replied something that they discuss in the episode: spend money to get time back.
This made me consider where should I put my money, and if I'm in investing it in the correct things. What do you invest your money to be happier? Reply to this email or to the tweet where I asked about it. I'm curious!
A Playlist for the hikes
Last week I shared with you a Youtube channel on adventure films. You guys told me it was a good recommendation so I decided to share with you a playlist (Apple Music) that I was doing for myself. These are the songs of Cody and Victoria videos. I have it ready to play in my car before a hike. Hope you enjoy it as well.
The 7 o’clock shift
As a parent is always good to be reminded to enjoy more time with your kids. This short film from Josh Yeo shows how he spends time with his kid. He reminds us to not forget that this is the time you’ll be closer to them before they strive for independence.
See you next week!