In honor of International Happiness Day on March 20th, here we explain some of these happiness chemicals and simple ways to improve the way you feel.
Dopamine (The Reward Chemical): Nowadays, most people get their dopamine “fix” through social media likes. But you can also get it through doing self-care, planning and cooking a meal, among other simple activities.
- Complete a task
- Do a self-care activity
- Eat food
- Celebrate the little wins
Oxytocin (The Love Hormone): You can get this by genuinely showing someone that you love, care for, and appreciate them.
- Playing with a dog
- Playing with a baby
- Holding Hands
- Hugging loved ones
- Giving a compliment
Serotonin (The Mood Stabilizer): Besides your mood, it also helps regulate your appetite, digestion, learning ability and memory.
- Sun exposure
- Walk-in nature
Endorphin (The Pain Killer): This is produced naturally, through exercise, watching comedies, or eating chocolate. This is why eating ice cream and watching romantic comedies when feeling sad has a genuine effect on how you feel.
- Essential oils
- Watch a comedy
- Dark chocolate
Being happy all the time is impossible; however, finding ways that will pull you out of the funk and help you feel just a little bit better is important.
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