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Have you ever wondered why eating your favourite dessert instantly brings a smile on your face? Or when someone appreciates you for your hard work, it just brightens up even a rough day? Well, all this and more happens because there is some chemical locha that’s happening in your brain. Yes, we are referring to the happiness hormones that are secreted inside your brain.
There are four happiness hormones that are in the spotlight – dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins. Each hormone has a different purpose to serve, and doing certain things triggers either one of these or all. That means you can totally hack all the four happiness hormones, and take charge of your own happiness.
So, how should you go about it?
If you lack motivation, then you can put the blame on dopamine. It is a lack of this hormone that causes procrastination, self-doubt, and even low enthusiasm. But you can only hack this hormone by rewarding yourself, because that’s the language it understands. So, what can you do to pump it up? Here’s a list:
– Celebrate even the smallest of your wins
– Have cheat days, as food plays a huge role in making you happy
– Indulge is self-care. Pamper yourself by going for a spa, movie, etc.
If you lack intimacy, do not trust your partner, and are unable to establish a bond with your family, then it is a sign that your body is not producing enough oxytocin. Boost this hormone by doing these activities:
– Get a pet
– Indulge in your hobbies
– Play with kids
– Give a jadoo ki jhappi
In the absence of serotonin, loneliness and depression are experienced by a person. Also, if you feel that you have frequent mood swings, it’s all because of serotonin. Here’s what you can do to release serotonin:
– Go for a run
– Take a sunbath
Last but not the least, here’s what you can do to release endorphins:
– Adopt laughter therapy
– Stretch your body
– Meet your friends
Doing all these activities will not just help you get rid of physical pain, but will also aid in mental and emotional detox.
Tada! Have you ever thought that doing even the simplest things can make such a huge difference? No, right? That’s why we decided to share this life-changing piece of advice!