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Get Your Happy ON!

Did you know you can impact your happiness?

Being unhappy is on the rise. Complaining, venting, whining with no solutions ahead. So many people have their faces stuck in their phones, engaged in the negative, that they’re losing the will to enjoy their lives.

Don’t let that be you.

“So, what do I do?” you ask. Make use of the gift within, chemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters already working for you. They are YOURS! These natural substances work together to connect your body/mind. Their other function? They regulate our moods.

With a clearer mind, you can see the big picture and take action toward a better future, but it starts from within you.

When you have a better understanding of how these chemicals work, you learn how to get them to work for you naturally.

What Are Happy Chemicals?

Our brain stimulates certain glands to release dozens of different chemicals. They’re sent out into the bloodstream and get to where they need to go.

These chemicals, secondary messengers, aka hormones, are involved in so many processes. There’s a hormone for managing digestion, heart rate, and reproduction. Basically, anything your body does is regulated by one hormone or another.

They make connect us to feelings of joy, sadness, hunger, or excitement or energetic. Usually referred to as ‘feel-good’ or ‘happy’ hormones, they are so powerful. They can certainly fluctuate throughout the day. This is why you feel lethargic mid-afternoon or excited for an upcoming party you’re attending.

Below, you’ll find the four main happy chemicals in our bodies. Then, in the following section, we’ll tell you how each one affects our moods.

  • Dopamine

  • Endorphins

  • Oxytocin

  • Serotonin

4 Ways To Increase Happy Chemicals

The great thing about these happy chemicals is we have power over them. We can either increase or decrease how much of them are released through the choices we make each day.

Let’s explore how you can take full advantage of these natural happy chemicals of yours. Taking the time to integrate healthier habits are the game changer!

Find Time To Exercise

Exercising has so many health benefits. The most important benefit is that it affects our emotional and mental well-being.

Studies show that when you exercise for at least 20 minutes, your body releases endorphins. The science behind it is that they induce a sense of euphoria.