Too bad we can’t just desensitize ourselves by turning love into this tangible entity and just beating the shit out of it until we feel better. If that were possible, I can already picture myself after a really bad breakup (flash forward: Haley holding a nerf bat growling and yelling while beating the absolute shit out of what we perceive as the feeling of love.) whew! I apologize, I am a lot better now, think, Zen.
During this study, I approached this topic using three different ways to interact with these methods;
The Physical: The Rubber Band Method
The Mental: Dr. so so blah blah Method
The Spiritual: Yoga and Meditation Method
This is just my take on things and I have no idea what I am doing, just someone who wants answers I suppose. For the past two weeks I have been wearing a rubber band on my wrist to “pop” myself out of love. Whenever ANYTHING gives me the ewy gooey feeling, the hot feeling,
the cutesy wootsy feeling, I POP the SHIT out of my wrist with that little rubber band. I wonder if this is actually doing anything? Training our brains by jolting our neurons whenever dopamine and norepinephrine flare up. I mean, if you think about it, dopamine is associated with the rewards system in our brain. And when you love or take on any interest in that, dopamine flares up in certain regions of the brain. So, if you snap that rubber band to jolt those neurons and sever the neurotransmitters, dopamine, there might be a possibility of physically training your body to desensitize to love.
Yes, if this were true how wonderful and interesting that might be. Who knew a thin, crappy rubber band could possibly have so much power. It has only been two weeks with the rubber band experiment, so I am unable to conclude anything yet. In three weeks, I will update more results on this “Rubber Band” method and fill everyone in on my other two experiments; The Mental and The Spiritual. I blabbed on so much on the first , I didn’t even get to the other two. Feedback anyone?? I would sure like to know what you all think of this crazy idea!