• Dopamine Detox

  • A Short Guide to Remove Distractions and Get Your Brain to Do Hard Things (Productivity Series, Book 1)
  • By: Thibaut Meurisse
  • Narrated by: Joshua Alexander
  • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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
  • three 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-listen, 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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2021 Thibaut Meurisse (P)2021 Thibaut Meurisse

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Very Brief, Lacks Depth and Nuance

To be fair this book says "short guide" in the title and it is just that. Mostly recommending having 48 hours to remove things that are stimulating (including emails, social media, television, processed food, exercise, sugar, etc). The book lacked some deeper explanations of how our bodies process and engage with dopamine as well as how this varies between individuals. I would love to have some discussion of ADHD and neuro-atypical individuals and how dopamine can operate differently or the fact that the number one treatment for ADHD is in fact stimulants as well as things like exercise. And also not really explaining how different stimulants do not all provide dopamine the same way (exercise is like an extended release of dopamine that doesn't jerk your system around unlike say a Red Bull energy drink which dumps lots into the system which forces a different response from your body). I think there are some interesting reflections here to explore about how we engage, crave, and justify constant stimulation from our environments despite often seeing diminishing rewards. However I also am tired of the thrust of most personal growth writing which tends to lead to life hacks on your nervous system so you can be MORE production. I am not trying to gear my life around productivity but presence and deep self-care. I am not interested in hustle culture. I appreciate when self-awareness is about learning to honor our nervous system for resiliency and sustainability more than how can I hot wire my nervous system to get more product out of it. But to each their own. I also didn't feel like this explores how some activities release things like oxytocin (which the author discusses brings in more relaxation and suggests reduces dopamine) but also increases dopamine--such as hugs and deep connection with others. Again very quick brief thoughts on how someone might consider reducing stimulation that drives dopamine off the charts but felt lacking in addressing lots of folks whose system may engage differently with dopamine and deeper explanations of the how and why are bodies engage with things like dopamine to begin with.

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Straight to the point

This book is very short but tackle very important habits to rethink our everyday routines. As a summary the Author point out how focus, consistency and impact can change our performance in life.

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Great book!

I will need to read this again! A must for keeping yourself in check! It makes me take ownership!

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Interesting book! But too short.

This was a very interesting book with great concepts and action points. My only criticism is that it is too short.

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Repetitive, Repetitive, Repetitive

For a short book, a lot of time was spent hawking other books in the series; first before the book began, throughout the book, and again at the end.

Every chapter was repetitive; don't look at your phone, turn off notifications, don't look at email, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc. The detox consisted of no alcohol, TV, sugar and processed food, phone and internet for 48 hours. Whoopee! What a waste of time and money.

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Just what I needed

A deceptively short, inexpensive book with a powerful method. Self-help junkies may be surprised as I was--you've probably encountered the idea of hacking dopamine to help your motivation, but you might just be so overstimulated with telephones and other gadgets that "more" dopamine would be absolutely meaningless to your brain. This could help! Especially if you're a semi-sedentary video game nerd like me.

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excellent, simple and clear information

highly recommended to anyone trying to gain insight on personal growth and execution give stars

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Excellent and straight to the point.

While simplistic and with common sense in the way it’s written it seems as though I needed that reinforcement all along. Thank you!! Such a great read.

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Focused on the points!

I liked and plan to try the Detox. Definitely planning to read rest of series!

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  • Din
  • 01-02-22

basic info, not enough as a book

(apparently) the author has split his material over a number of books, which, personally, i think should have been incorporated here
if this was to be a substantial book.
I found it very basic and not worth the money

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  • John
  • 10-22-21

Simple and Splendid

I like the practical information written in a simple format. Follow the author's action steps and you will be ready to do hard things. I practiced it and with confidence, I recommend this book.

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  • Ghini
  • 09-28-21

Very power tools

I just finished the book for the first time, downloaded the pdf workbook and ready to put it to good use tomorrow. I look forward to listening to this book many more times to solidify my new routine! Thank you for writing this book!