I am convinced and totally bought on to the benefits of Intermittent Fasting. I’ve heard and studied the Nobel Prize winning subject ‘Autophagy’ and know that it’s the best in wellness.
And I am taking some efforts to share it with my friends with constant communication, sharing of benefits and even manage a whatsapp broadcast group on the subject.
I have also done a 24 hour fasting to accelerate autophagy and recommend the once a week practice to my friends in addition to a lifestyle of 16 hours a day fasting.
And then I heard about 24 hour ‘Dopamine Fast’ and instantly circulated in the group, thinking it’s cool.
Now I am on a ‘re-think’ phase. The reason is that many of the so called bad things in Dopamine Fast are dear to me in a positive way.
‘No Electronics’ , the fast’s top item could could sound revolutionary, but not okay for me. I do check my social media accounts frequently to be in touch with friends.
Yes, I have very good online friends who I interact with, frequently. Some of them, I don’t even know the personal contact details, but we interact in a very friendly manner, equally and sometimes better than face to face interactions.
A whatsapp chat is superior or precursor to a phone call. In a social media chat, the convenience and availability of the person is preserved. And if the person is available, call! The whatsapp calls are anyway free.
And I am not an electronic addict. I take time for my regular yoga, swimming and other workout. I travel, meet friends and do Intermittent Fasting. And I am green with plans to plant a number of trees.
I like outdoors, rain, fruits, vegetables, like to sweat, look in the mirror for outlines of six pack, animals, pets, children, people.
The things I am currently addicted are Cricket and ‘ Designated Survivor’ on Netflix!
And I like to be a multidimensional person, capable of doing many things simultaneously.
See, I don’t have many ticks on the Dopamine Fasting checklist.
For all you know, it sort of dilutes the focus on Intermittent Fasting which has all ticks in the checklist.
I am out of the Dopamine Fast!
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