Your Happiness Chemicals

Do you know your happiness chemicals? There are four main ones! While you learn the four chemicals, we have also given you examples of how to enable them.

Dopamine - the reward chemical (this enables motivation, determination to complete goals and desire)

Can come from:

  • Eating food
  • Celebrating small wins
  • meditating

Oxytocin - the love chemical (plays a role in bonding and gives motivation to build and maintain relationships)

Can come from:

  • Physical touch
  • Socialising
  • Cold showers 

Serotonin - the mood stabilizer (feeling important to others and accepting yourself)

Can come from:

  • Sunlight
  • Getting a massage
  • Eating foods such as bananas, eggs, fish and nuts

Endorphin - the pain killer (a brief euphoria to mask physical pain)

Can come from:

  • Laughing/crying
  • Eating spicy food
  • Using essential oils

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