I eventually learned that the only true freedom is that which comes through discipline. Discipline allows us to make more sustainable choices, and incremental improvements, so we can exist beyond that dopamine fix.
I still don't listen to anyone, unless I asked them to tell me what to do. At that point, I'm a willing soldier, participant and student. I'm not the epitome of discipline, but working on it every day has let the baby steps add up. I have the luxury to binge-watch shows and not be up in the morning most days of the week, but that won't be the case for long if I keep it up, so I try to enjoy my vices in moderation; that works out sometimes.
Discipline doesn't come from any magical spell, it comes from boring practice and repetition, and I know that doesn't sound sexy, but it's all we got. The only true freedom comes from discipline, so get a little boring! #BLESS