Finger Paint

Finger Paint

When we’re in creative mode, we can become hyper-focused. As a result, we can enter a state called flow. Dopamine is the brain chemical that allows us to achieve this state. So,take up a hobby or activity in which you actually create something tangible. Try something...
Streeeeeeetch

Streeeeeeetch

Stretch with attention to how it feels.  Whether it’s when you first wake up or during a brief break from working, taking a minute to intentionally stretch each part of your body while paying attention to how it feels can wake up your body and...
Local Paper

Local Paper

Look in your local paper to find upcoming concerts or events that interest you.  Buy the tickets on your break, put the event in your calendar and make sure to to invite someone to accompany you.  Entertainment, anticipation, communication, and fun all in one fell...
Yawn- Yep!

Yawn- Yep!

Yawning triggers Dopamine and actually improves focus, motivation and creativity.  It’s not for being tired anymore.  Of course, for a good laugh you can start yawning during a boring meeting and try to get everyone else to join in! Yawning is...
Take Pen to Paper

Take Pen to Paper

Draw someone’s face by putting your pen on the paper and- without looking- draw a continuous line.  When you’re done add some color, a title, or frame your work of art.  This is your creation! ask yourself, “Did I even get...
You’re Never Too Old For Dress Up

You’re Never Too Old For Dress Up

Maybe your calendar says it’s an ordinary day, but that doesn’t mean you can’t dress as if you are attending a special event.  Wear your favorite outfit (The one you “save” for special occasions), a fun hat, funky sox, sexy underwear, or a silly t-shirt.  Not only...
Create a story!

Create a story!

Research has shown that using our resources- time, money and energy- to engage in activities that create a story or pleasant memory not only gives us a dopamine boost in the moment, but when we can later recall or tell the tale to others, we get a whole new flood of...
To-Do Lists are Fun!

To-Do Lists are Fun!

If you keep a to-do list, the act of checking items off when they are complete is like a moment of play.  It’s akin to leveling up in a video game.  Your brain gives you a little shot of dopamine when you simply acknowledge that you accomplished something....
Just a Moment of Mindfulness

Just a Moment of Mindfulness

Meditation can be a highly effective form of dopamine increase if done properly, as it can weed out the mental influences which may be causing your chemistry to be less than desired. With the intent of reaching a state of self-fulfillment, meditation clears out the...

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