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There are four hormones which determine a human’s happiness.
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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.
What Are The 4 Happiness Hormones?
- 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.
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
- nculcate sharing habit through you to your child – Serotonin
- Hug your child -Oxytocin
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