How To Be Happy? Four Substances Produced By The Brain Play A Key Role

Nothing compares to happiness, but unfortunately, we can't enjoy it all the time. Although we often associate happiness with events or people, scientists say happiness is produced by four hormones/substances secreted by the human brain.

According to researcher Loretta Graziano Breuning, professor emerita of management at California State University East Bay, and founder of the Inner Mammal Institute, our happiness is produced by dopamine, endorphin, oxytocin, and serotonin.

Researchers have proved that each hormone mentioned has its own particular role For example, endorphins are the euphoria that masks physical pain, oxytocin induces a sense of security, and serotonin helps us feel pride and self-respect.
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In addition, dopamine is responsible for the great feeling that you will succeed at meeting your needs, and serotonin flows when you feel important.

How To Be Happier?

Probably one of the most common questions people ask is what they can do to increase the secretion of these happiness-inducing substances. Well, there are some valuable tips in this regard:

- make goals and plans;
- take care of your body;
- eat what you like;
- solve the challenges you face;
-  celebrate small victories;
- break your unpleasant tasks into smaller parts;
- constantly adjust your standards.

Endorphins are released when we do sports, when we fall in love, when we laugh, when we have fun, but also when we do activities that require our attention, such as when we dance or listen to music.

When we feel like we can rely on someone, oxytocin is the cause. Psychotherapist Gáspár György claims that oxytocin is released in the body when we kiss for at least six seconds or when we hug for at least 20 seconds. It also occurs when we pet pets.

The "Mood Stabilizer"

Serotonin is also known as the "mood stabilizer" and is secreted when we feel respected by someone. Precisely for this reason, it helps us in this way:

-  to be proud of our achievements;
-  to persevere in what we set out to do;
-  to be grateful for what we have;
- to come to terms with the things we cannot control;
-  to get involved in society as much as possible.

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