Happiness Hormones

Hello lovely people

After a two week break, thought a nice way to reconnect with you, would be to share some happy enhancing facts that are far more important than we know or realize and impact all of us.

Sure you will feel the same too so get comfy and enjoy reading with your favorite drink or snack

As I sat in the park after my morning walk,

My wife came and slumped next to me.

She had completed her 30-minute jog. We chatted for a while.

She said she is not happy in life.

I looked up at her sheer disbelief since she seemed to have the best of everything in life.

"Why do you think so?"

"I don't know. Everyone tells me I have everything needed, but I am not happy.

"Then I questioned myself, am I happy?

No was my inner voice reply.

Now, that was an eye-opener for me.

I began my quest to understand the real cause of my unhappiness,

My doctor eventually gave me the answer I was looking for.

She said, there are four hormones which determine a human's happiness -

1. *Endorphins,*

2. *Dopamine,*

3. *Serotonin,*

4. *Oxytocin.*

It is important we understand these hormones,

as we need all four of them to stay happy.

Let's look at the first hormone the Endorphins

When we exercise, the body releases Endorphins

This hormone helps the body cope with the pain of exercising.

We then enjoy exercising because these Endorphins will make us happy.

Laughter is another good way of generating Endorphins

We need to spend 30 minutes exercising every day, laugh with family and friends, watch or read funny stuff to get our day's dose of Endorphins.

The second hormone is Dopamine.

In our journey of life, we accomplish many little and big tasks, it releases various levels of Dopamine

When we get appreciated for our work at the office or at home, we feel accomplished and good, that is because it releases Dopamine.

This also explains why most housewives are unhappy since they rarely get acknowledged or appreciated for their work.

Once we join work, we buy a car, a house, the latest gadgets, a new house so forth.

In each instance, it releases Dopamine and we become happy.

Now, do we realize why we become happy when we shop;)

The third hormone Serotonin is released when we act in a way that benefits others

When we transcend ourselves and give back to others or to nature or to the society, it releases Serotonin

Even, providing useful information on the internet like writing information, blogs, answering peoples questions will generate Serotonin

That is because we will use our precious time to help other people via our answers or articles

The final hormone is Oxytocin,

is released when we become close to other human beings

When we hug our friends or family Oxytocin is released

Similarly, when we shake hands or put our arms around someone's shoulders, various amounts of Oxytocin is released

So, it is simple,

we have to exercise every day to get *Endorphins,*

we have to accomplish little goals and get *Dopamine,*

we need to be nice to others to get Serotonin* and

finally hug our kids, friends, and families to get Oxytocin* and we will be happy

When we are happy, we can deal with our challenges and problems better

So in order to feel more and more happy day by day ...

1.Motivate ourselves to play and have some fun


2. Appreciate others for any small or big achievements


3. Instill sharing habit through you to others


4. Hug your family, friends......


So here's where I come in with my Serotonin booster to dose you will a healthy balance of all these happy hormones!

A great thought and feeling right so reach out and get your well deserved or over due share of it.

With Warmth & Guidance,