Is Your Focus On Happiness? Here Is The Science Happiness
As people grow from childhood to adulthood they discover that happiness varies from one person to the other and they become more interested in discovering what happiness entails.
One’s pursuit of happiness attracts research on this cherished state of mind.
According to the research findings, different people have different perspectives on what happiness entails and its source.
From one perspective some associate happiness with things like seeing your loved one, seeing your favourite team win a game among others while on the other perceive happiness in the form of achievement of goals being congratulated on a job well done or receiving words of affirmation.
From a scientific perspective, happiness is described as an emotional state characterised by feelings of satisfaction, contentment, joy and fulfilment.
There are four ‘happy hormones’ and each according to experts can be triggered in different ways.
Here are four happy hormones and how each can be triggered according to experts.
1. Serotonin ( Mood Stabilizer)
The serotonin hormone is a mood stabilizer and is triggered when a person spends time basking in the sun.
Additionally, when you appreciate and believe in your worth, focus and celebrate your achievements however small they may be, you boost the production of Serotonin.
Therefore, people with high self-esteem produce more serotonin.
If a person concentrates and focuses on his or her losses, the level of serotonin in the body reduces drastically.
To stabilise your mood, instead of agonizing over your losses, develop a habit of focusing on your small wins. Thus will consequently make you happy.
2. Dopamine (pleasure, motivator of the brain’s reward system)
When do you trigger the Dopamine hormone? This important happy hormone is triggered the moment one complete a task and does something well. When set targets are the hormone is produced. The hormone is also produced when you show kindness to others.
Dopamine triggers happiness by driving the brain’s reward system.
3. Endorphins (stress and pain killer)
Endorphins are the answer to stress and constant pain. This is why the hormone is referred to as ‘stress and pain killer’.
Endorphin levels can be boosted in your body by exercising, stretching and even enjoying a good laugh.
Get time to exercise daily because it is really important.
4. Oxytocin (master of bonding, trust and love).
This hormone is mainly released when giving or receiving love in all forms. This can be done by listening to your favourite music, eating together with a loved one, meditating or even hugging.
Your pursuit for happiness will determine your daily life. Hold firmly to what brings happiness.