There’s a new wellness trend on the horizon and it sounds… ridiculous.
From intermittent fasting to vagina steaming and ‘butthole sunning’ (yes, you read that right), the wellness industry just keeps coming up with bizarre new ways to make us feel like we’re not doing enough to ~take care of ourselves~.
But this new trend… well, it’s different.
You see, ‘dopamine fasting’ doesn’t involve much effort at all.
In fact, it pretty much involves doing absolutely nothing. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Here’s a few ‘wellness’ options that don’t require giving up… everything. Post continues after video.
In November 2018, full-time life coach Richard, who runs the YouTube channel ImprovementPill, shared an instructional video on dopamine fasting. (You’ll soon discover the hilarious irony of this).
In the video titled ‘How To Get Your Life Back Together’, Richard explained that dopamine fasting involves a consistent period of doing absolutely nothing for 24 hours or more.
“In order for this to work, you have to treat it like a sort of holiday – this is an entire event that takes place from the moment you wake up until the moment you fall asleep,” he explained.
But don’t be fooled, it’s not exactly a fun holiday.
In fact, according to Richard, the purpose of dopamine fasting is to have “as little fun as possible”.
During the fasting period, participants are forced to abstain from all sorts of things, including but not limited to: food, internet, social media, television, Netflix, YouTube, substances including drugs and alcohol, games, music, books, masturbating, talking, and seeing friends. (We’re already screaming internally at the thought of this, to be honest).