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Endorphins or ten dolphins?

'It's nothing serious. His endorphins haven't kicked in yet.'

“When I get a task done, I get a little endorphin shot of satisfaction.” A blogger explains his brain rush with productivity. For many people these endorphins apparently come out during good physical exercise.

I don’t get it.

Whenever someone speaks about how they experience “a rush of endorphins,” I get visions of dolphins jumping around this person’s head. Maybe I’m not in tune with my body enough to realize that I’m experiencing these dolphins.

Do you experience endorphins? If so, when?

Being an INTJ, the T stands for thinking. I lean far more on my thinking side than my feeling side. Maybe if I was more of a feeler, then I would understand these endorphins. —oops! Maybe that’s my problem. I want to understand the endorphins, rather than FEEL the endorphins.

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Chris Thilk

Oh yeah, the primary reason I maintain a To Do List is to give myself that little hit when I check something off of it.

Adrenaline is your skydiving friend, not foe!

Let’s think about this for a moment, have you ever truly regretted that satisfying feeling of personal achievement? The adrenaline has cooled off, your heartbeat has gone back to its normal pace. You’re sitting there reflecting on what you’ve just accomplished. Self-doubt has a sneaky way of creeping its ugly face into stressful situations, but it’s your trusty friend adrenaline that helped your mind and body to come together as one to give you the strength that was always inside you. Be proud of your achievements, share them with your friends and family and enjoy those well-earned endorphins.


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