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How Bad Habits Affect your Brain

The more a person stimulates dopamine release in his brain by watching porn, the more his brain will become resistant to dopamine.

Dopamine is the chemical responsible for experiencing excitement and pleasure, so if your brain becomes resistant to it, then you will find all life pleasures less satisfying!

The breaking news I have for you is that dopamine resistance doesn’t develop from watching pron only, but it results from any addictive behavior!

A study has found that women who eat more fatty foods develop more dopamine resistance than women who eat other foods. In other words, women who eat fatty foods enjoy life activities less than those who eat healthy food.

How bad habits affect your brain

When you go after a certain reward, let’s say smoking a cigarette, your brain releases dopamine. Because the next time you smoke another cigarette, you won’t feel as excited as you felt the first time you smoked; you will need a more powerful stimulus to experience the same level of pleasure.

As a result, you will have to consume a larger dose and program your mind to develop dopamine resistance. Now when you do any life activity that you used to enjoy, you will find it less joyful because your mind has already developed dopamine resistance due to your smoking habit.

This effect happens when you get addicted to anything! Food, smoking, porn, drugs, or whatever.

The next time you attempt to make your bad habit, remind yourself that you are actually changing the structure of your brain and making life less joyful.

Breaking bad habits

Most people make the mistake of using willpower to break bad habits without actually trying to understand the dynamics of their bad habits.

Before you can┬ábreak a bad habit, you first need to understand the psychological causes behind it. Let’s suppose that a child steals because he wants attention; in such a case treating his excessive need for attention is the only way to help him stop stealing.

If that child was forced not to steal, he might develop another dangerous habit to get back the lost attention. In other words, without understanding the real intention behind a bad habit, it might not be possible to break it.

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