Dopamine Detox : A Short Guide to Remove Distractions and Get Your Brain to Do Hard Things (Productivity Series Book 1)

by: thibaut meurisse (0)

Reclaim your focus in 48 hours or less.

Do you keep procrastinating? Do you feel restless and unable to focus on your work? Do you have trouble getting excited about major goals?

If so, you might need a dopamine detox.

In today’s world where distractions are everywhere, the ability to focus has become more and more difficult to achieve. We are constantly being stimulated, feeling restless, often without knowing why.

When the time comes to work, we suddenly find an excess of other things to do. Instead of working toward our goals, we go for a walk, grab a coffee, or check our emails. Everything seems like a great idea—everything except the very things we
should be doing.

Do you recognize yourself in the above situation?

If so, don’t worry. You’re simply overstimulated.

Dopamine Detox will help you lower your level of stimulation and regain focus in 48 hours or less,so that you can tackle your key tasks.

More specifically, in Dopamine Detox you’ll discover:

  • what dopamine is and how it works
  • the main benefits of completing a dopamine detox
  • 3 simple steps to implement a successful detox in the next 48 hours
  • practical exercises to eliminate distractions and boost your focus
  • simple tools and techniques to avoid overstimulation and help you stay focused, and much more.

Dopamine Detox is your must-read, must-follow guide to help you remove distractions so you can finally work on your goals with ease. If you like easy-to-understand strategies, practical exercises, and no-nonsense teaching, you will love this book.

The Quotes

Build the foundations for success one brick at a time. Build them strong so that they won’t collapse at the first obstacle or setback.

Dopamine gives us the desire to take action to earn the exciting reward that’s waiting for us. It is the force that makes us act.

By receiving constant feedback, whether through likes, comments, or immediate replies to our messages, we condition ourselves to expect fast results with everything we do.

The Reviews

There’s no fluff nonsense in this book. There’s no annoying long stories or repetitive garbage used to hit a page quota. This book gives you what you need and nothing more. It’s short and to the point, while also being super informative. I wish all books were this efficient. I read the whole book on a rainy afternoon. I finished the book with the tools I need to take back my focus and win the day.

Is your brain’s pesky desire to experience joy and happiness preventing you from achieving worldly success? Simply eliminate everything you enjoy from your life and you will be back on track!This author clearly drew inspiration from that black mirror episode where Jon Hamm simulates 6 months of doing nothing to get Oona Chaplin’s consciousness double to work for him, or technically herself. At the end of the “6 months” she is so desperate for anything to do that she agrees to be her own slave.Don’t mind me, I’m just salty because I’m trying to do this damn detox and I’m hating myself that I can’t just be normal and find some medium between doing all the things and doing none of them.The author is not wrong though, I’ve already cleaned my whole house and finally had the motivation to finish my Christmas shopping that I previously couldn’t be bothered to care about. I also appreciated the distinction between things that are exciting and things that are fulfilling. Lately I’ve indulging in a lot of exciting things and I haven’t had the motivation to do the less stimulating but much more fulfilling art projects that I used to enjoy. And hasn’t life always been a balance between hedonism and asceticism? I suppose I can watch TikTok and read smutty books in the evening when I’ve finished my work. Sigh.

This book truly came at a wonderful time for me, starting new scary goals and then finding myself doing nothing but binge YouTube and avoid working was becoming a problem I did not want to subject myself to any longer. I have tried before my own versions of a dopamine detox but never with much success. Having a whole book to guide me through it was exceptionally helpful. Anyone looking to break free from the clutches of modern world distractions, should give this book an honest try.

If you have read other books on this subject you will find this book to be basic and lacks substance. I recommend this for a beginner if they have never read up on the topic.

If you struggle with distractions and it relates to ADHD or another mental health diagnosis take it with a grain of salt. In theory, this should work but as anyone with ADHD (and is mindful of it) we chase dopamine with our distractions and hobbies.

You don’t really need to read this book as you can find this info via other sources but as always, the author provides a nice summary so you get get out of your rut and move on. From reading the book I did a 24 hour dopamine detox which helped me reset myself and prepare for 2022 goal planning. This was more of a reminder of what I need to do than anything groundbreaking. A better read for foundational changes in your life would be Atomic Habits or the One Thing. That said I appreciate this book for helping me and I will use it if I get stuck again. Thank you!**Edit: I added a star as it helped me stop a bad habit via the detox. Thanks again!

I like that it is simple and straight to the point. I always suspected that entertainment sapped my concentration and it was difficult to refocus.I'm glad I read this book to confirm the feelings I had about entertainment

So many books on productivity are so fluffed up with theory and nonsense, and by the time they actually make their point and give real life applications to these theories, the reader has lost interest or moved onto something else. This book is sooo concise and practical and most importantly - a VERY quick read. I maybe spent less than an hour reading it and I have already gained sooo much from it. Can’t wait to read the others in the series !

I have read hundreds of books on productivity systems and forming habits. This is a short, sweet, well-focussed, and quick read that has several helpful suggestions I can put in place immediately.I can see how using this system to start with could make it easier to put more complex systems and ideas into place.Well worth a read

My grandpa loved it, he thought it was funny. He'll never actually wear them just because that's how he is but he enjoyed it.

The shirt is perfect! My father in law loved it and it was the perfect Christmas gift. It did take about 2 weeks for it to ship out but it arrived in 2 days after it was finally shipped. It was worth I though because it fit him nicely and it was silly!

I bought this shirt for my grumpy dad and he really thought it was funny!! It is thick and very well made. Size is spot on.

Bought this for a gift, & he loved it.sizes are accurate, quilty product

Perfect for my husband . He embraces his Grumpaness

Perfect gift

My Dad loves this shirt. He wears it every time he’s going out with his grandson.

This shirt was given to my husband by his grandson. He loves showing it off.

convenience

Well I searched through all the reviews because I had a hard time deciding if I was to get a Medium or a Large. I'm 5'3 and struggle. Between 155 and 159. I did purchase the medium and let me tell you I love it!!! Will be getting more:)

I'm 5'2 and I have a bigger chest, normally a size 8/10 pants from American eagle. A medium fit perfect! Hits just above the knees so it's not too short. Super soft and can't wait to buy more colors!

This dress did not disappoint. I'm 5'2 and 110 pounds, the small fit me perfectly. Very soft, very comfortable, and not clingy.

Super comfortable and decent quality fabric. I am 5'9" and 138 ponds and a small fits perfectly. I would order this dress again.

This is a great dress! It is long enough that you wouldn't need to wear leggings with it if you didn't want too. The fabric is thick enough, so not too see through which is great! I am 5'7" and 150 lbs. and the medium fit me perfectly! If it is any indication on how well I liked it, I bought another one in a different color after receiving this one! It washed up perfectly too! Looks like a new go to dress with flip-flops etc. One more note -- the neck line and sleeves are nice too. The neck fits a little closer so it isn't too wide, nice dress!

Love love love this dress. Very flowy and super comfy. Ordered a large and I am a size 8 usually, large hips and chest.

Great buy, especially for the price. I ordered a Large (I'm 5'3" and 150 lbs, with an athletic build (broad shoulders, 36C/D) and it fits perfect. It's light to medium weight fabric, very flowy but would get hung up on cotton leggings. The color is more of a teal versus dark green. It's very pretty and a year-round color. The hem hits just above the knee. I did have several loose threads hanging out of the back seam. I trimmed them with scissors and hope it won't become an issue.

This dress is super comfortable! I'm 5'9 and the dress hits a little before my knees. I plan to order more colors soon.

It’s a quick read. The author gives a well summarized view on how your focus is affected by external stimuli, and the effect of these stimuli in your mind.Each chapter/section ends with actions that the reader can take to manage and improve their focus.Best of all, I felt that none of my time was wasted. Kudos to the author for that.

I think in a lot of ways this book got a bad rap.What I didn't like was that there weren't any WOW moments really. The author DID share some interesting facts which I enjoyed.I does sound like a blog post or YouTube video, but I didn't mind that so much. I liked that it was short because I was looking for a quick read.I would give this like 3.75 starts.

It’s definitely short and to the point. I would of personally loved more explanation on dopamine but still a good book regardless.

Lots of new thoughts, That will help you to move yourself to a higher level. Highly recommend for everyone specially those spending hours in Facebook, instagrams and cellphone.

A lot of what was told are common knowledge, including stories about well known entrepreneurs. However, this quick and direct read was quite helpful for Mr to pinpoint what keeps me from completely my daily to do list and actual ways to get the to do list done

Inspiring with practical exercises.Easy to read and digest.Not over complicated or too wordy! Look forward to reading next book in the series!

I have downloaded a few similar sized books hoping for useful self help in a format that didn’t require me to wade through pages of fluff before getting to the points I really needed. So far, not so good. This book changed that. It was useful from the first chapter. Everything is geared toward practical advice that you can use immediately but tailored to your specific needs (you just need to put in a little extra time using the workbook provided by link). There are occasional short asides by the author about how he has experienced certain issues himself but otherwise it’s all action. You don’t have to read seventeen case studies that all tell you the same thing and fill space. I am going to work my way through the series. A little gem.

Thanks again it help in focusing controlling me and focusing on the project learn a lot and continue reading the books

Recommended book to calm your mind. Will read again and again. Will read other books in the series. Must read.

Explains how our attention is hijacked by things like social media, internet & video games & how they cause us to be overstimulated and our dopamine to perhaps be processed differently so that important tasks that cause us to feel fulfilled rather than just entertained are neglected and we can’t focus on them as well. Basically social media, video games & internet usage cause us to have shorter attention for things that can actually benefit us. Therefore, we should detox from them. The author gives instructions on how to do this. This could also be helpful for those with internet or gaming addictions. The author gives a physiological reason as to why we are wasting our lives away on social media, video games or internet.

This book has great tips to combat distractions! I recommend it to anyone struggling with procrastination! I am looking forward implementing the steps to get my productivity in track!

Very good content for a book that is well within reason to finish in an hour or less. These type of quick to the point but information packed books have been the most beneficial to me over this past year. Very applicable info too with all the distraction the world has for us today!

The first of the two CDs is what I was looking for. Have not yet had time to listen to the second one...

Every book I've read by Thibaut Meurisse (and I've read a lot) has inspired me to take positive action. This short guide is a great introduction to this author and very likely to make you want to read more.

Purchased in 2020 but installed in January 2022 so I'm stuck with it. Rusty water comes out of it and it leaks on to my stove and itself when in the folded position. This finish is ruined where it leaks as well. Set screws don't hold the handles in place so they need constant adjustment. This is not my first pot filler, had a Delta at the old place and never had a problem. You get what you pay for and it is certainly not made to last. Junk.

So let’s talk about this! So we installed it (we are not plumbers) and the thing leaked inside our wall, I was so upset because it’s a brand new house. So we asked the building plumber to come and see what we did wrong or make it better and he made it work. After the plumber fixed how it was connecting, the faucet has been AMAZING! I don’t regret buying it, I used this thing on a daily basis and it was worth every single penny! The material is sturdy and very well made. We had bought a different one before this one for the same price and that one was so cheap that we returned it immediately. This one is GREAT!!!!!

This thing is built pretty nice. I had to fiddle with the way the valve fixtures faced so that the faucet handle didn't run into my range (I have the regular-type range. I was going to buy a fancier one but ran into budget problems during the kitchen renovation). For those who are worried about this fitting behind a standard range and with a microwave range hood, I can tell you that it will fit with a little bit of room to spare. I'll take pictures of it once I'm done installing it. I've run water through it and it works well! Has really good reach, too!

Great purchase

Every time we try to use it, the arm Popped up at the joints and water leaked. Started almost immediately. After only a couple of weeks.

This faucet really looks wonderful in my kitchen. It's very easy to install and has 2 shut off valves, so there are no leaks. I highly recommend this faucet.

This was a prefect color match. Have not used it so don't have real word experience.

Mi papá amo esa llave! Muy buena de instalar y coincidía con la descripción del producto

This book is precise and to the point without stupid stories and made up realizations of authors like in other self help books.I read this in one sitting and I found it very helpful. I have many productive apps and do many things on phone and I thought it helps me being proactive and productive but I realized how it is leading to “overstimulation”.I recommend this and only one comment to author is that the companion exercise book has not arrived and something can be done in accelerating that process.

Specs:BIOS F8fi7-12700K32GB (2x16) Kingston 5200 MT/s DDR5Arctic Liquid Freezer II 360GTX 1080It is a very solid motherboard. The build quality is great. The overclocking (OC) presets are good but the CPU runs too hot at the 5.1 GHz (all-core) preset so you will need to under-volt it so your CPU does not thermal throttle. It has a default OC that will OC your CPU right out of the box. It also has a gaming OC preset and all-core OC preset.I can recommend this motherboard but only if you would be okay to risk using Gigabyte RMA services. I have seen countless YouTubers, such as JayzTwoCents, Gamers Nexus, Graphically Challenged, etc., and read a bunch of Reddit posts of bad RMA support from Gigabyte. However, I have contacted Gigabyte support to ask for help on some issues and they are pretty quick to respond. From my experience, they have great customer service. I have not had to deal with an RMA though. This is a solid mobo and I am overall very happy with the purchase.You can run your 12700K at 5.1 GHz all-core at low temps with an AIO (280 or higher) and possibly some dual-tower CPU coolers. Just keep in mind that the heat emitted from the dual-tower CPU cooler could decrease the lifespan of your other hardware, such as your RAM. A small chance of that but still a chance. I OCed my 12700K to 5.1 GHz all-core and, under load (Intel XTU and Cinebench R23), it reaches up to 75°C. If I use Sony Vegas to render a video using the CPU, it will not go above 65°C. It usually stays in the 50s. If I open a game, such as Minecraft, it will jump to 55°C and then stay in the 20-30°C range the entire time I game. More production-heavy stuff like video/photo/3D editing/rendering, will not go above 65°C.It comes with a Dr. Debug LED and LED troubleshooting lights. It also allows you to start your mobo without the case power cables connected. You can also restart this mobo without the case reset cable. The reset button is the white button to the right of the CMOS battery.The audio is great too, no mobo feedback in the headset. The MOSFETS stay cool under load - about 55-60°C.It works just fine with Windows 11. In my case, I did not have to enable secure boot or TPM 2.0 as it was already enabled by default. Windows 10 will work fine as well.If you have any issues with DDR5 RAM, just make sure this mobo supports your DIMMs of choice, and please pay attention to the BIOS version. If you have any issues, such as RAM incompatibility, download and install the latest BIOS, which is F8f at the point of writing this review. They list what changes they made. Most RAM will just work even if it is not listed in the QVL. However, the QVL is just a safer option especially since DDR5 is so new.It also has very subtle RGB that you can configure (the "AORUS" located on the VRM heatsink). I set mine to the wave. You can also set it to stay on while your PC is in sleep, hibernating, or shut down.Overall, I love this mobo. A Dr. Debug, power and reset switch on the mobo itself at this price is just insane. The only thing it skimped out on is Wi-Fi 6E. It has WiFi 6 though. That is not a deal-breaker for me because I use ethernet but the Wi-Fi works great, nonetheless. I tested it and got great and consistent download speeds (537.19Mbps) on my Wi-Fi 6E router at 1.2Gbps. There are some tricks to increase your Wi-Fi speeds but it takes some CMD knowledge. The bottom of the antenna is magnetic, so it has no issues staying on your case. It kinda makes it look like a shark. If you use ethernet, you'll add it on top anyway for looks lol.

I started building my own computers back in the late 80's, early 90's. I have always used either BioStar or Gigabyte motherboards. They are priced right and rugged. The Z690 AORUS ULTRA is no different. Even though I installed an i9 and high/mid level video card, I do not use this for gaming. I am a photographer and need power for processing pictures. I also do not want to have to build a new computer in 3 years, so I bulked this one up. Overall, the motherboard does what I need. It runs quietly, fast and reliably. I am not overclocking anything, have 64GB Ram and all SSD's.There are plenty of USB3/C ports.Overall, I am very satisfied with the Motherboard and this build.I didn't need tech support so I can't speak to it.I do not game, so I can't rate it for gaming.

I'd spent parts of the last year or so upgrading my computer from just powerful, to also wanting to be powerful and beautiful to look at. In that regard I'd been a fan of the looks of Gigabyte's Vision line for a while. I'm definitely more of a gamer than a creative (though I do dabble there) but generally a mobo doesn't factor into that as much, beyond ports. So when upgrading to an i9-10850k due to good sales, I pulled the trigger on this Vision G board as it was gorgeous and seemed full featured for the price. And now I'm exchanging it.The main issues here, which aren't mentioned anywhere on Amazon, and I found hard to find even on Gigabyte's page is that the m.2 slots are restrictive to performance. One thing that I found to be a big seller on this board was its four(4) M.2 slots. I don't have 4 m.2 drives yet, but I have 2 and like expandability, so for $280 it seemed like a steal. But when you get your board, if you have a 10th Gen CPU like me, you'll find the top m.2 slot doesn't work. It is "reserved for 11th Gen" to take advantage of the more PCIe lanes and PCIe 4.0.That sucks, and drove me nuts when trying to launch my PC the first time after the build. But I discount that slightly as this seems to be a common thing with z590 boards. Its not just this board/Gigabyte, and I have 3 other ports, so it should be fine right? Well, wrong. Purely by design decisions from Gigabyte if either of the middle two(2) m.2 slots are in use then your x16 PCIe slot is cut in half to x8. For some reason they decided to put them on a switch with the first PCIe slot for direct to CPU performance. I understand m.2 nvme can/does operate off PCIe, and it is a bigger feature to have them direct to CPU in PCIe 4.0, but generally that isn't at the detriment of your GPU. Just for the most technically minded: this is both for if you have a 10th Gen or an 11th Gen CPU, it doesn't matter that 11th Gen has the more PCIe lanes to possibly handle this your PCIe lane is locked at x8. This doesn't even get excused as "Its a creator board" because even creators need their graphics card, many video edit and stream like I do on occasion, even if they don't game, so this is absurd.So that seems/is a lot of negative for you right at the top, and is why I'm exchanging it. So why still 3 Stars?Well, to start off its because that information is on the Gigabyte website if you look at the specs or the manual. Takes a bit more research than I did, and more than many might do. But I like to pride myself in usually doing that due diligence so I can't fault them fully for that. Another more technical factor is that, at least in theory, x8 shouldn't actually hinder anything. I have an Asus ROG Strix 2080 Super in my computer, and by all accounts I can find, even overclocked to its maximum this thing shouldn't be able to to ever even hit the bandwidth cap for PCIe 3.0 at x8. None of the Nvidia 20 Series should, and possibly the 30 Series shouldn't either. So at least in concept you shouldn't notice a performance dip. This is especially gonna be true if you buy this mobo for an 11th Gen CPU because that unlocks PCIe 4.0 which has double the bandwidth limits. I wasn't ready to spend nearly $300 on a mobo and possibly leave performance on the table in the future, as future GPUs or PCIe cards I need might hit that bandwidth cap, and there are other boards that don't do this.The other good to bring up is just outright good. First up are the looks. Its just absolutely beautiful. I still love everything about the looks of the Vision line. Clean and white/silver that matches my case and build to a tee, and clean lines that just look beautiful. The LEDs are sparse, and clean. I'd maybe have liked more features to control them from Gigabyte's app, but honestly even though I would like that, they are generally just bars of light so its fine. The other thing is that while I didn't like the m.2 performance on the board, the amount of slots and their ease of use really is worth noting. I had no issues accessing or seating a drive in any m.2 slot. I also like the I/O on this board. All slots on the board itself were easy to access, and the 5 USB-A 3.2 and 2 USB-C 3.2 ports along with a BIOS Flashback port and 2.G Ethernet is well featured for any creative or gamer. The board, and Gigabyte's BIOS also was good for my CPU's performance. The 10850k's base clock is 3.6Ghz with an overclock boost limit reported at 5.2Ghz (and that's confirmed to be highest stable I've found). This mobo was giving me 4.8Ghz on all 10 cores without applying any tuning or boost settings. That is a really good default optimization.Overall, its a fine board, but for Z grade and $279 you can do better. I'm not replacing it for Gigabyte's Vision D because while it doesn't have the same m.2 issues for the PCIe lane, but it is also over $100 more which isn't worth it when Gigabyte burned me on this one. I considered the Asus ROG Strix Z590-A to replace it, though the harsher gaming looks weren't my favorite, but it was a greatly featured board for $329, but I didn't need the wifi or want to pay more. So I settled on the Asus Prime Z590-A which has some softer looks than the ROG and still almost all the same features for the same $280 as the Vision G. Unless you need a BIOS Flashback port, I recommend this board.

So, first off. This is a great board especially if you want to save money and use your DDR4 ram you have from a previous build. But, you will need to update your bios for more support for ram and CPU stability. But also double and triple check you are updating with the absolute correct bios. Because I found that my board only updates to F8. And on the Gigabyte support website, there are multiple Rev. of this board. Many different versions. I'm guessing different revisions and different price points or something. Not sure, but some go from F3 to F12 Bios. I was having trouble updating, it wouldn't read the file then found all of this out. I never had this problem with ASUS, they were very straight forward. But, I do like Gigabyte more for their reliability. So, just double check your board Revision and you will be fine. And no issues with XMP once updated.

Straight forward with lots of insights and great ways to get you out of the trap of being sucked into the things that have been created to capture our attention and lose the power of our focus.

Introduces us to the power of dopamine and the need to find new things to reward our curiosity. Provides an approach to regain focus from the over stimulation we all face in today’s world by removing them. A concise, thoughtful, well written read.

I really love everything I have read by this author. He is thorough, yet simple and clear. I love the work\actions he includes to make taking action easier. This is a good read and I am looking forward to putting it into practice

Nice and concise guide to reduce distraction and improve focus. Easy to absorb the info presented. Very good suggestions and recommendations

Quick and to the point.

I love how the author actually gives the definition of Dopamine Detox of what it really is. Its a short read but its a powerful short book definitely love the breakdowns of all the steps.

Words of Wisdom I would highly recommend reading this book and more in the series…I think it’s time to purchase a real copy !

The book is simple and straight forward, highlighting areas and ways we may get distracted from our goals or tasks and methods/techniques that can help as well indicators which could alert us to our undesired behaviour or habits.

I’ve been a victim of overstimulation and this book brought so much clarity as to why I’ve been stuck in a rut! Thank you for this short and sweet informative book on clearing your mind to pave the way to productivity.

Almost everyone could benefit from reading this book. Straight forward advise to taking the action needed to reclaim our focus and be more productive towards our goals and dreams.

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