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The Modern World is a Dopamine Minefield. Here’s how to navigate it.

The Modern World is a Dopamine Minefield. Here’s how to navigate it.

Have you had your mind hijacked by TikTok and wondered how that happened? Or maybe you’re the kind of person who gets most excited about planning your next trip? The driver of your behavior in both cases is a brain chemical called Dopamine, and you need to get familiar with it – right away. Whether you realize it or not, that neurotransmitter rules our world today. But while it has served a critical role in the propagation of our species, dopamine is absolutely terrible for our sense of satisfaction as individuals. Moreover, it’s being used to stimulate and manipulate us in ways that are distracting at best and addictive at worse. Dopamine is the new Nicotine. We need to reset our brains and go on a Dopamine Diet. Use my NOPA Method to get off the Dopa.

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Don’t pine for a POST-C-19 world. We’re never going back to “normal”. So now what?

Don’t pine for a POST-C-19 world. We’re never going back to “normal”. So now what?

Photo by Alok Sharma on Unsplash We live in the world C-19 has permanently changed. We need to pivot now from a crisis mindset to a coexistence one. Next, we’ll need to figure out how to capitalize on it. In early March (after SXSW was canceled, before the NBA shut...

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The S.I.E.S.T.A.S. Method for Beating Burnout

The S.I.E.S.T.A.S. Method for Beating Burnout

Are you near Burnout, or know someone who is?

I’ve looked at the science of what we can do to turn our situation around. It starts with stimulating the release of our body’s natural feel-good chemicals of dopamine, endorphins, oxytocin, and serotonin – and then proceeds to dial up the feelings – of control, hope and progress – that we intuitively understand will be beneficial to our mood. 

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About Pop Philosophy

Classical Philosophy salons tackled the profound and the past. Pop Philosophy is a forum to discuss the prosaic and the present. I like to examine life. Contemporary society contains countless topics that beg for considered discussion. Sometimes I turn my curiosity on serious issues. Often, I think perhaps a little too deeply on slightly more frivolous questions. Perhaps there are some of you out there a bit like me. This, then, is a place for ‘philosophy’ for the rest of us. Join me in thinking seriously about not-so-serious things…

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I just published a new article: The Modern World is a Dopamine Minefield. Here’s how to navigate it. https://link.medium.com/uUogS4K9Fqb

Check out my latest article: Old Rules for a New Life in the New Year https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/old-rules-new-life-year-ion-valaskakis via @LinkedIn

I just published a short think piece about how "The ‘Office’ is Changing: The RIGID | HIBRID | FLUID Framework and the Past and Future of Work"

https://link.medium.com/FqDUxXH1gkb

#futureofwork #hybridwork #remotework

Are you a leader trying to navigate the new world of work? You should be asking yourself this question:

Are you positioned to seize the ‘Hybrid Dividend’? (Part I) https://link.medium.com/cHkXOjRhMib

Check out my latest article: The Future is Hybrid:
Almost every industry will be “Pelotonized” in the post-pandemic world
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/future-hybrid-almost-every-industry-pelotonized-world-ion-valaskakis via @LinkedIn

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