Let's share ideas for "Dopamenus"

Based on this video.

It seems like something that could be useful for inspiration to share what you put on your “dopamenu”. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go to about 3 minutes in to the video I linked above.

Anyway, here’s mine.

Entrees (fulfilling activities that take more effort)

  • reading a book or something else
  • working on a project
  • workouts
  • go on a walk

Things like tv shows, movies, and video games are sort of borderline between entrees and desserts for me. On the one hand, I can hind them enjoyable for a lot longer than, say, a phone game, but on the other hand they do have a feeling like “ugh all I did all day was watch Parks and Rec…” where I know I’ve overindulged.

Desserts (easy but ultimately less fulfilling)

  • social media
  • phone games
  • literal desserts/sweets
  • youtube videos

Appetizers (quick dopamine bursts)

  • caffeine
  • short stretch/exercise
  • play with cats
  • more healthy food/snacks

Sides (stuff to add to other tasks)

  • music
  • podcasts
  • phone games
  • some videos
  • cross stitch

Specials (bigger events that can only happen occaisonally)

  • going to the movies
  • getting a massage
  • party with friends

I think having lots of options for each category is better, so hopefully people will find it helpful to see what other people put on.