Happiness Chemicals and How to Hack Them

happiness chemicals and how to hack them

Dopamine (The Reward/Motivation Chemical)

  • Completing a task
  • Celebrating small wins
  • Self-care activities
  • Exercise
  • Listening to music
  • Gratitude

 Oxytocin (The Love/Contentment Hormone)

  • Healthy relationships
  • Hugging family
  • Playing with a dog
  • Helping others
  • Holding hands
  • Giving compliments

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Serotonin (The Mood Stabilizer)

  • Meditating/Yoga
  • Deep breathing
  • Running
  • Sun Exposure
  • Oatmeal/Bananas
  • Swimming
  • Surfing

 Endorphins (The Pain Killer)

  • Laughter/Dancing
  • Dark chocolate
  • Meditation
  • Essential oils
  • Massage

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