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Happy food

Eat Yourself Happy With These 8 Endorphin-Releasing Foods!
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Feeling down? Want to make yourself feel better? Here are some foods that will encourage your brain鈥檚 endorphin (happy hormones) release 馃槉: 路Chocolate 馃崼
路Strawberries 馃崜
路Animal proteins 馃ォ馃
路Oranges 馃崐
路Spicy foods 馃尪
路 Grapes 馃崌
路 Nuts and seeds 馃尠
路Ginseng 馃崰
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Go and check if you have any of those in the kitchen and simply be happy! 馃槉

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Unhappy to choose

I feel like nowadays people are unhappy because鈥here鈥檚 too much to choose from! Yes, exactly, because there are too many options 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檧锔
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Subconsciously we want to have EVERYTHING so once we have to choose 1 thing out of 30 we become stressed, anxious about the decision and then in the end unhappy about the choice we made 馃く.
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Daniel Levitin tells a story in 鈥濼he Organized Mind鈥 about one of his students years ago who came to USA from Romania (Soviet at the time). He recalls how he met this girl in a store in front of a shelf full of different pens almost crying. She wasn鈥檛 able to pick one. Back in Romania they had only 3 types of pen and that鈥檚 it. “Which one do I need for my biology class? Which one for poetry? Do I want felt tip, ink, gel, cartrifge, erasable? Ballpoint, razor point, roller ball?” 鉁掟煐嬸煐.
Then once she chooses she鈥檒l be worried if she got the right one. She鈥檒l go back home and will want the other one, the one she didn鈥檛 buy.
Sounds familiar?
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It may sound as a simple and quite basic example but if you think about it you choose a product every day 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檧锔. You do grocery shopping and you choose one milk before the other, you choose one jumper instead of another one, you choose one smartphone instead of a different brand. We make hundreds decisions everyday and once we decide we keep wanting the thing we didn鈥檛 get! Mind will always want something that is out of reach, something that we are missing 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檧锔.
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We are all forced to make plenty decisions every day and this can easily make one unhappy 馃槵馃槹.
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BUT!
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Instead of thinking what you DIDN鈥橳 get think of what you DID get!
Appreciate that smartphone, smile at this new jumper, appreciate that pen! 馃
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Do you know why people in Africa or South America are happier than us? (I trully believe they are). Because they don鈥檛 have that 鈥榩roblem鈥! They simply appreciate what they have. They don鈥檛 have dozens brands of milk to choose from and wonder if that鈥檚 the right choice. They are simply happy because they got milk.
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Minimalism and gratitude.
That鈥檚 the answer to it. Learn to choose 1 thing, to be happy about it and to forget about the ones you didn鈥檛 choose! 馃檹


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Complimenting vs Complaining

Do you compliment strangers as often as you complain? Do you thank people who serve you a meal in a restaurant and say how happy you are with their service? Do you praise people who help you out on a helpline? Are you open to say a nice thing to a stranger when he/she does something extra for you? 馃檹
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I work in a contact center and I talk to many clients everyday and I鈥檝e noticed that 90% of people either argue and complain 馃槨 or say nothing at all. It is honestly so rare when I get a phone call or an email from a client just thanking me and saying that he鈥檚 very happy with my services and that I鈥檝e helped him a lot.
Why don鈥檛 people say nice things as often as bad ones?
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It is same with reviews. People usually leave reviews on restaurant or hotel when they have some remarks to share and things to complain about. Can you relate? Have you ever written a complaint? I鈥檓 sure you have. But have you ever written an email/review saying 鈥濱 have nothing to complain about, everything was perfect, thank you for your services鈥? 馃槈 I try to do it as often as sending those less happy emails. We all need to thank ourselves for being nice/helpful too! Not just complaining! 馃
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And it doesn鈥檛 have to be only about services and talking to strangers businesswise! Thank/compliment your friends or collegues on daily basis too!
For example, couple weeks ago I asked my boss for a one-on-one meeting. She was 100% sure that I want to complain about something whereas I surprised her and said 鈥濻o as not to come to you only to complain and talk about injustices in our team or short bonus I actually wanted to come to you and to thank you鈥. She was shocked. Nobody has ever asked her for a meeting just to thank her for what she鈥檚 doing.
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Do you know what I mean now?
Do you think you could do the same?
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Please lets all try to compliment more than complain or at least to say nice things as often as bad things! 馃

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Free happiness!

Some people say you can鈥檛 be happy without money 馃挵.
Don鈥檛 get me wrong, money are much needed and useful obviously BUT don鈥檛 forget about happy things you can get FOR FREE!
1. Beautiful sunsets 鈥 it won鈥檛 cost you anything yet sometimes it can take your breath away! 馃寘
2. Hug / kiss 鈥 hugging or kissing your friend / partner definitely won鈥檛 cost you anything yet it will make you feel loved, needed and happy 馃拸
3. Smile 鈥 smile at others! Even at the strangers. It will also go a long way and will make anyone鈥檚 mood better 鈽
4. Long walk in the mountains or forest 鈥 long walks are very useful as you will clear your mind, relax and get new ideas 馃彏
5. Appreciate the blue sky. Is it a pretty day? If so, head outside and enjoy the pretty blue sky. Allow yourself to give thanks for the beautiful day 馃対
6. Volunteer Your Time. Volunteering your time is a great way to help others and get enjoyment at the same time. Whether it鈥檚 a soup kitchen or an animal shelter, there are many places that could benefit from a helping hand 馃
7. Meditate. Take some time to rest, relax, and center your mind to find happiness 馃馃徏鈥嶁檧锔
8. Make A Grateful List. Writing down the things that you are grateful for can instantly make you happy 鉁
See?
And there鈥檚 so much more of free things/activities that can make you happy!
You don鈥檛 need money to be happy, believe me! 馃槉


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Learn to be grateful

Learn to be grateful
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I鈥檝e already said it and I鈥檒l keep repeating 鈥 key to being happy is to be grateful 馃檹. You need to learn to appreciate what you have, to feel happy about the little things, to feel gratitude 馃. You can鈥檛 take anything for granted, even such 鈥瀞imple鈥 (some would say 馃檮) things as being able to see or having a roof over your head.
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If you think that you don鈥檛 have anything to be grateful for go and do a volunteering at a hospice 馃彞 or child care home 馃彔. Talk to those poor children, ask them what makes them happy, tell them your story and see what they think about it, if you really don鈥檛 have anything to be grateful for 馃槒.
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Go and spend a day with a blind person. Or even better 鈥 cover your eyes for 1 whole day and try to live and do normal every-day activities.
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Go and live on a street for one night. Try to get some food. Find a place to sleep 馃槰.
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Still nothing to be grateful for?
Think about it. 鈿狅笍
People keep forgeting about the most basic things and they tend to take them for granted whereas we should be grateful to be healthy, to be able to see, to have a family, to have 2 hands and 2 legs everyday. 鈿狅笍
I sure am. 馃檹


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Mondays – yay or nay

How do you feel about Mondays?
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Do you hate them? Do you get up unhappy? Are you counting days down to Friday?
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If you feel unhappy Monday to Friday and you live only for the weekends there is something seriously wrong. 馃挃
Weekdays take 5/7 of a week (duuuh 馃槄) and so days from Monday to Friday, workdays, take 5/7th of your life. That is over 70%! Do you want to be unhappy 70% of your life? 馃挃
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If you really can鈥檛 stand workdays and you鈥檙e only happy during the weekend then you need to make a BIG CHANGE. Either with your attitude, hobbies or simply change your job if that鈥檚 what makes you so miserable.馃し馃徏鈥嶁檧锔
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Try to do some fun stuff in the evenings of workdays too. You can go to a cinema on a Tuesday after work, you can meet with a friend on a Wednesday and go bowling on a Thursday. Whatever makes you happy, do it during weekdays too!
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It is finally summer time so you can take nice walks, go on a bike ride or go geocaching with a friend (if you聽聽don鈥檛 know what Geocaching is go to my stories highlights and watch 鈥濱deas for FUN鈥 part. I鈥檓 going to put some ideas for fundays in that section from time to time so you can use it during weekdays too!) everyday after work.
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If that doesn鈥檛 help and your Mondays still suck cause you get up frustrated that you need to go to work鈥aybe just change it? 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檧锔 Try doing what you like. Ideally follow your passion and make it your job but if that鈥檚 impossible (although I believe that with hard work it never is 馃挭) try to think what you like doing and match it with some workplace.
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Try googling if your city council has a work advisor that can sit down with you, talk to you, find out what you like and help you find a job that you鈥檇 like going to. I know my city has a whole bunch of people who do that so perhaps there is something similiar in your city too.
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Seriously, life is not worth living if you鈥檙e unhappy most of the time. Try and make your job likable. Try changing something so that you鈥檇 wake up on Monday with a smile!聽馃槉

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Endorphins

What do you know about endophin, famous hormone of happiness?
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Endorphins are chemicals produced naturally by the nervous system to cope with pain or stress. They are often called “feel-good” chemicals because they can act as a pain reliever and happiness booster.
The well-known “runner’s high” that is felt after lengthy, vigorous exercise is due to an increase in endorphin levels.
The level of endorphins in the human body varies from person to person. People who have lower levels may be more likely to have depression or fibromyalgia, but more research is needed in this area.
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How to get your body to produce more endorphins?
Here are couple ways to boost the production:
馃敻锔廟egular exercise 馃挭
馃敻锔廏iving (Volunteering, donating, and helping others may also make a person feel good) 馃
馃敻锔廦oga and meditation 馃馃徏鈥嶁檧锔
馃敻锔廠picy foods 馃尪
馃敻锔廌ark chocolate 馃崼
馃敻锔廘aughing 馃槀

Did you know all this?
I think i’m gonna go get some dark chocolate 馃構