Health · positive

How to boost happiness!

Want to boost happiness but don’t know how? 🤔 You’ve tried many methods, new things but still don’t know exactly what to do to be happier? 🤷🏼‍♀️ You’d like less abstract tips and more scientific facts and useful tips on happiness? Look no further! 😀
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As you may know there are 4 basic hormones  that impact our mood and feeling of happiness:
🔅dopamine
🔅endorphins
🔅oxytocin
🔅serotonin
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Now how to make them work and make you happy? Easy! Just try out the activities that boost those hormones! ☺
For dopamine, the reward chemical, try:
➡️ eating yummy food (this is why I can’t get through any diet, eating gives me too much joy! 😅)
➡️ achieving a goal
➡️ completing a task (with last two remember to set small goals and small tasks – this way you’ll get a dose of dopamine)
➡️ self-care activities (check out self-care challenge we did in February – you’ll find it in my Stories Highlights)
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For endorphin, the pain killer you’ll need:
➡️ exercising 💪
➡️ listening to music 🎶
➡️ watching a movie 🎬 (I think you know by know where and when to look for Positive Movies Recommendations! If you don’t – I post them here every Sunday)
➡️ laughter 😂
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To boost oxytocin, known as the love hormone, those activities will work:
➡️ socializing
➡️ physical touch
➡️ petting animals 🐶🐈
➡️ helping others
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And last but not least – serotonin, the mood stabilizers:
➡️ Sun exposure 🌞
➡️ mindfullness (see Chill Sessions in my Stories Highlights) 🙏
➡️ be with nature (spring is here, enjoy it!)
➡️ meditation 🧘🏼‍♀️
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As you can see, with Smiley Society I try to boost all those hormones for you! 🤗 We have self-care Thursdays 🧖‍♀️ and plenty healthy recipes 🥑 for dopamine, positive movie recommendations 🎬 on Sundays to boost endorphins, Smiley talks 💬 and e.g. Fun challenge we did in May for oxytocin (there will be definitely a challenge about helping others soon) and I post videos for mindfullness 🙏 and meditation 🧘🏼‍♀️ from time to time too for serotonin!
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Let me know what else can I do and how can I help to make you happy! 🤗

Health

Happy hormones and where to find them 🤔/how to boost them 💪

„You are what you eat” is so true! 🙂 Did you know that by eating specific products you can boost your happy hormones? 🤩
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🔶️ 1. Dopamine 💥
This happy hormone is a neurotransmitter that drives your brain’s reward system 🏆
➡️ To boost it eat lots of protein 🥚, less saturated fat, consume probiotics, excercise 💪, listen to music 🎶, get enough sunlight 🌞
➡️ What to eat: dairy foods such as milk 🥛, cheese 🧀 and yogurt, unprocessed meats such as beef 🥩, chicken and turkey, Omega-3 rich fish 🐟 such as salmon and mackerel, eggs 🥚, bananas 🍌, almonds, walnuts 🌰, dark chocolate 🍫
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🔶️ 2. Serotonin 💥
It is a compound that is made of an amino acid called tryptophan.
➡️ Tryptophan works best alongside carbs such as groats, wholemeal flour, rye bread 🍞 or fruit 🍇
➡️ Remember about vitamine B – you’ll find it in green leafy vegetables 🌱 (such as spinach, parsley or kale), wholemeal products 🍞, nuts 🥜, meat 🥩, eggs 🥚
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🔶️ 3. Oxytocin 💥
Both a neurotransmitter and a happy hormone, oxytocin is often called “the love hormone.” 😉❤
➡️ Your body produces oxytocin naturally, but if you want to feel the love, so to speak 🙂, try these natural ways to increase it: yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️, listen to music 🎶, get a massage 😍, spend time with friends 👥, meditate, have sex ♀️♂️, cuddle, hug ❤
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🔶️ 4. Estrogen (female hormone) 💥
This happy hormone helps form serotonin and protects you from irrita�bility and anxiety, keeping your mood steady 😇
➡️ Estrogen boosting food: tofu, sesame seeds, hummus, garlic, dried fruit, wholegrain bread 🍞
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🔶️ 5. Progesterone (female hormone) 💥
This helps you to sleep well and prevents anxiety, irritability and mood swings 🙃
➡️ While food doesn’t contain progesterone, some foods may help stimulate the body’s production of it 🤗, like: beans, broccoli 🥦, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, nuts 🥜, pumpkin 🎃, spinach 🍃
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So in another words – you can definitely eat to be happy! 😉🤩

P.S. I am doing 28 day Self-Love challenge at my Instagram – come join us!