4 Happiness Hormones And How To Get It Free

Boost Happiness Hormones Endorphin, Dopamine, Serotonin And Oxytocin
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(Last Updated On: February 6, 2019)

There are four hormones which determine a human’s happiness. How to boost happy hormones Endorphin, Dopamine, Serotonin and Oxytocin? This post is not my view, but it is a WhatsApp message. I thought it would be helpful for others.

Short Story – Happiness

He sat in the park after his morning walk, his wife came and slumped 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 doctor friend 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.

4 Happiness Hormones And How To Get It Free

4 happiness hormones

  1. Endorphins,
  2. Dopamine,
  3. Serotonin, and
  4. Oxytocin.

It is important we understand these hormones, as we need all four of them to stay happy.

1. Endorphins

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.

Endorphin - Exercise
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Endorphin – Exercise

2. Dopamine

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. This also explains why most housewives are unhappy since they rarely get acknowledged or appreciated for their work. 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 we realize why we become happy when we shop?

Dopamine Shopping Appreciation
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Dopamine Shopping Appreciation

3. Serotonin

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 the society, it releases Serotonin. Even, providing useful information on the internet like writing information blogs, answering peoples questions on Quora or Facebook groups will generate Serotonin. That is because we will use our precious time to help other people via our answers or articles.

Serotonin  Helping
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Serotonin Helping

Helping Others Is The Best Way To Brighten Your Life 

4. Oxytocin

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.

Oxytocin Hugging
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Oxytocin Hugging

How To Boost Happiness Hormones Endorphin, Dopamine, Serotonin And Oxytocin

What you learned?

  • 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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2 thoughts on “4 Happiness Hormones And How To Get It Free”

    1. Thanks for reading and for your appreciation. I have just published a WhatsApp message making some modifications, also found the relevant video on YouTube and embedded. I published because this post says how simple and free to get these hormones, but we don’t follow. Many of us feel shy to hug children after a certain age. Thanks for sharing on social media. You can read more posts and share. Best wishes and regards.

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