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What Are The 4 Happiness Hormones?
We all want happiness in life. Are you happy in life? If not, have you ever tried to find out the reason for unhappiness?
What happiness means to you? That is very important to find the answer for the unhappiness. If you are not clear about what happiness is, it is hard for your wishes for happiness to come true. Remember, there is no magic solution for happiness.
Who is responsible for your happiness? Who can make your life happy? Some will say, money, others will say, friends, career and the list goes on. There is no end for it. There can be many reasons for your unhappiness, but you are responsible, and you only can decide about happiness in your life.
With a positive attitude you can fill happiness in your life. Through forgiveness and self-forgiveness you can bring happiness in your life. When you forgive others or helping others you are spreading happiness in the world. You may have to surrender yourself, but remember, all surrenders are not a defeat.
Some people have the problem of keeping all the problems in their mind and never share with others. Sometimes, your friends and family members may be helpful to solve your problems. Sharing problems with family is helpful for happiness.
Short Story – Happiness
A man sat in the park after his morning walk. His wife also came and sat next to him. She had completed her 30-minute jog. They chatted for a while. She said she is not happy in life.
He 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 I have everything needed, but I am not happy.”
Then he questioned himself, am I happy? “No,” was his inner voice reply.
Now, that was an eye-opener for him. He began his quest to understand the real cause of his unhappiness, He couldn’t find one.
He dug deeper, read articles, spoke to spiritual guides but nothing made sense.
At last one of his friend, a doctor gave him the answer which put all his questions and doubts to rest. He implemented those and he is a lot happier person now.
The Doctor said there are four hormones which determine a human’s happiness.
Here are four hormones which determine a human’s happiness
- Serotonin, and
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, read or watch 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.Why many housewives are unhappy? Because they rarely get acknowledged or appreciated for their work. Click To Tweet
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 you realize why you become happy when do shopping?
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 society, it releases Serotonin. Even, providing useful information on the internet like writing good blogs, answering questions on social media 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.
The “Jadoo Ki Jhappi” from Munnabhai does really work. Similarly, when we shake hands or put our arms around someone’s shoulders, various amounts of Oxytocin is released.
How To Boost Happiness Hormones Endorphin, Dopamine, Serotonin And Oxytocin
What did you learn about Happiness Hormones?
- Exercise every day to get Endorphins.
- Accomplish little goals and get Dopamine.
- 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.
Now, we can understand why we need to hug a child who has a bad mood.
How to make your child more and more happy day by day?
- Motivate him to play on the ground -Endorphins
- Appreciate your child for his small big achievements- Dopamine
- Inculcate sharing habit through you to your child – Serotonin
- Hug your child -Oxytocin
Your happiness is in your hand, under your control. Happiness hormones are free and you can get it easily. Instead of worrying about unnecessary things, try to make your life happy and successful and also spread happiness in the world.
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I am Mathukutty P. V., a proud Indian, Blogger, YouTuber. I started Simply Life Tips, made in India with love, to share useful things with the world. I believe, 'Sharing is Caring! Learning never ends!'.