“Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be.”
― Abraham Lincoln
Happiness is something which comes from within and not by any external persuasions, it just can’t be faked and a person needs to be happy in order to feel happy.
A lot depends on the hormones, our body secretes and the effects they deliver to our body. Hormones like dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and estrogen play a big role in making someone feel elated and happy from within.
But happiness is not a mere state of mind its more than that and relies on certain things which you need to do accordingly in order to boost your happy hormones.
Here are a few sets of things which can really make you feel elated and happy!
Serotonin is one of the happy hormones that really tickle our brains and helps us to be and feel happy.
Exercise is one thing that not only keeps us fit but can really boost serotonin and gives a kick boost to our level of happiness. 20-40 minutes of regular exercise keeps our body fit, improves and regulates sleep, and maintains the required body weight in our body.
It also produces and increases levels of endorphins along with serotonin which improves our moods, happiness and energy levels.
#2. Spend Sun Hours
Sunlight is very important not only being the ultimate source of vitamin D it also has many other benefits. It is also very important for the production of hormones like dopamine and acetylcholine.
So spend some time in the sun for strengthening bones along with boosting dopamine levels to have fun in the sun.
#3. Eat Chocolate
So, do you love Chocolate? Well everyone does! Its time to rejoice and add an extra reason to eat some more chocolates.
Chocolates are excellent endorphin boosters, that really help us to feel good and happy along with satiating our taste buds.
So eat chocolate as it also reduces the inflammation and helps to lower the blood pressure. Dark chocolate has many benefits along with kicking up energy levels.
#4. Eat healthy carbs
Healthy carbs increase the levels of Serotonin and boost the levels of happy hormones. Bananas, muffins, oats, and brown rice are some examples of it.
#5. Meditation or Mindfulness
Meditation and mindfulness must be a part of the daily life of a person and everyone should practice it on a daily basis.
Meditation is must as it not only calms down our minds but also releases endorphins. Practicing mindfulness and meditation reduces anxiety, depression and other issues related to mental health.
Releasing stress not only results in a calm mind but also helps a person to feel happy from within.
So start meditating as it might bring the absolute change in the way to perceive things.
#6. Vitamin B
You should get enough Vitamin D to stimulate the production of certain neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine.
Legumes, meats, whole grains, brown rice contain Vitamin B6 which is a brain-boosting nutrient and helps to boost the level of happiness boosting hormones.
Listening to music has been one old and most popular remedy to get a kick of dopamine. Music reduces stress hormones and makes a person feel good in its own way.
Music relieves stress, anxiety and boosts happy hormones in such a way that a person feels happy from within.
Be kind and practice kindness every single time you talk or treat someone. Kindness has its own benefits, as you are not only treating other people nicely but you are also doing something for yourself as it will certainly make you feel good and content with your own self.
#9. Do your happy thing
All of us do something which makes us feel good and happy, that thing which sparks the fire in us and we just want it to keep going till the earth goes down. Whenever you feel down just do it, whether its book reading, writing, travelling or anything which you love to do.
So do your happy thing to boost your happy hormones and to kick out the boring times.
These are some of the ways to boost your happy hormones and to kick out stress and anxiety.
Comment your way of getting out of those Monday blues and we hope you find this article helpful and interesting.