4 Proven happiness boosters that get you results

Everybody wants to be happy. Happiness is something that is important for everyone. Positive psychology is telling us not to search for happiness, instead, create happiness. Do more of the right things that are good for us.

How can I be happier?

You have to involve your brain, your nervous system, and your hormones. Basically you do activities that promote happy body chemistry.

We all have hormones that are triggered based on how we live. The things that we do and avoid doing have a direct impact on our happiness hormones.

Our brain and body like a diverse range of hormones to promote well being and happiness. To have the happy hormonal balance you need a diverse set of activities that increase the right hormones in your body.

Researchers have determined which are the happiness hormones that we all need to focus on. These are serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. Low levels of these hormones are associated with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and illness.

Here are 4 proven activities that can help you create that chemistry balance.

1. Dopamine

Work of having and achieving goals.

These can be simple things that don’t take a lot of effort. Set an achievable goal, track it and get it done. You want to be healthier, drink more water. Set a daily goal, set a reminder, track your glasses and achieve it.

2. Oxytocin

Increase physical affection and human connections.

Find a way that every day you get more physical affection. This is a very simple task to achieve if you make a priority. Whenever you have a human encounter give a handshake, a hug or kiss. Whatever you find appropriate. When you leave the house, say goodbye to your loved ones with a hug and kiss. Spend more time petting your animals.

3. Serotonin

Practice gratitude every day.

Write down three positive things from your day. Think about the things that made you feel good, joy and connected you in a positive way to others. Consider simple little things like having a glass of water when you were thirsty.

4. Endorphines

Find a way to overcome a challenge and master being in an uncomfortable situation.

Consider doing something that you avoid or dislike and do it even when you don’t feel like it. You don’t like spicy food, start eating moldy spicy dishes. Deal with the discomfort and endure it.

One quote

“Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.”

Dalai Lama

One question

What have you done today to create more happiness?

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