This last week of November has got my thinking a lot on personal motives.
Generally, the dopamine reward system has been the one the forefront of my mind. Each action we take is naturally driven to feel the chemicals inside our body such as dopamine, serotonin, excoticin. But at one point does chasing these feelings become an overload on us?
Reflecting on my own thoughts, I feel I have came addicted to feel good chemicals.
Some personal questions from my journal I would like to share.
Why do I want to choose the easy option when I know the outcome will be stronger if I take the potentially longer more difficult path.
Why are repeated behaviours so hard to change even when we are aware of the choices presented to us to change?
The dopamine reward is the obvious answer. It feels nice. Well, I am speaking personally of course, I know I can fall into the chasing the domapine reward trap instead of intrinsically being in each moment.
If you are reading this, then you are living in the same noise as I am, in a fast pace world that never stops.
Today my questions for myself, and to you reader..
What will come to me when I stop searching?
Will this reward me in life now, or later?