The Happiness Chemicals + How to Hack Them

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hey bestiesss

I have one week left of school and honestly I don’t know how to feel about that 😫

like this school year barely happened and I’m not very excited about going into the next year but oh well there’s nothing I can do about that lol.

anyways I randomly got a burst of inspiration to research the “happiness chemicals” in our brains and what triggers their release and stuff so I did and now I want to share it with you guys because who doesn’t want to be a happier person??

Okay so for everyone who doesn’t know, there are four happiness hormones/chemicals created by our brain and they are dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins. These are basically the four things in your brain that are responsible for you feeling anything good.

Firstly we have dopamine, which is the chemical responsible for that kind of instant rewarding feeling you get when you complete a task. It’s the hormone that drives and creates motivation for a goal, one step at a time. Some things you can do to release dopamine are listen to music (woohoo), exercise, meditate, get enough sleep, do a hobby you enjoy or organise something (your room, cupboard, literally anything).

Next is the very lovely 💞oxytocin💞 which is also known as the love hormone because it’s the feeling behind – take a wild guess here please – love, friendship and trust. It’s the kind of warm and fuzzy feeling you get after cuddling your pet or being with your best friends (awwww). It is released after doing anything “loving” so like hugs, cuddles, giving presents, having honest and emotional conversations…all that fun stuff. Also if you have nobody else, warm showers are close enough.

Thirdly issss serotonin which stabilises your mood and basically your body’s wellbeing both in terms of health and mood. To increase serotonin you can spend more time outdoors, eat dark chocolate or exercise. I couldn’t find a lot of good information about serotonin but I think this covers the basics.

And finally endorphins which reduce pain and make you feel really good as a side effect. Some ways to release endorphins are to exercise (exercise is apparently good for like everything 😐🙄 but yeah maybe it’s a sign), eat dark chocolate, have fun with your friends or listen to/make music (looks like music is pretty good for health hehe, loving it).

That’s all for this posttt!!

I’m sorry if I sound really awkward I just completely forgot how to write blog posts where I have to put actual facts instead of just my very cool random thoughts and opinions. It’s clearly been a while.

Let me know if…you knew any of this before? Or literally just chat with me about anything. Like what are your plans for the summer? How do you feel about the weather where you are right now? What’s your favourite ice cream flavour??

Lots of loveeee,

Hreem xxxx

11 thoughts on “The Happiness Chemicals + How to Hack Them

  1. Hey Hreem! Wow long post! I knew some of this before! My favourite ice cream flavour is strawberry! Tbh I haven’t made a lot of plans but some of my plans are is just going to do lots of shopping for Dubai 🇦🇪 Summer Surprises, go swimming, go to the beach, eat ice cream, go to legoland water park and go to deira, go to jungle bay water park in dubai marina and stuff. I love the uae weather rn it’s amazing I love the sun so much!! I can’t believe school is ending like half of the year or something like that was at home for me and then like time has flown by SOO fast and I am like so مُتَحَمِّس for the summer holidays!! What do u have planned for the summer holidays and what are your goals For ur blog? Also I am doing a blogging interview series and I was willing if you can take part in a short interview! Just email me on my blog email if ur interested. & then I’ll send u the questions. Stay well ❤️ xxx

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  2. girl I’m not even kidding I was literally thinking about these happiness chemical thingies because I thought all four of them were the same lmao so this post came at the perfect time. oxytocin seems like my kinda gal lol I love hugs but I’m lonely so ✌🏼 ALSO HOW ARE WE FEELING ABOUT RED TAYLOR’S VERSION?? 😫❤️

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    1. ayyyy look at us with some telepathy going on. hahah dude me too I love hugs but apparently nobody around me is that much of a hugger so 😫 *this is me giving you a virtual hug so you’re a bit less lonely*💞💞 DUDE I CAN’T WAIT FOR REEDDDD. honestly I thought 1989 would come first (I still think it’s coming first🙄) but I’m not complaining. November tho??? that’s a long time. Anyways I can’t WAIT to hear the ten minute version of All Too Well and I wish I could sob to it but I haven’t experienced much heartbreak, never thought I’d be annoyed about that. Which re-recorded song are you excited to hear??

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      1. lmao twinss. thanks for the hug babe *me hugging you back very aggressively* 🐝✨ honestly I don’t see that happening but I 100% hope ur right. yeah why novemberrr 😭😔 and miss gurl where is the lead single huh???? 10 MINUTE ALL TOO WELL IS GOING TO BE MY RELIGIONNNNNN. poor you, never thought i’d feel lucky to have broken my heart once but we all get turns to win ✌🏼😙 I can’t wait for the moment I knew and starlight – underrated bops. you?

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  3. Hey Hreem! I knew some of tis before and oxytocin is my favourite happiness hormone because i love that warm fuzzy feeling with friends! I CAN’T WAIT FOR SUMMER HOLIDAYS! This year feels so short because like I was at homeschool and then i am back in school so yeah. My favourite ice cream flavour is strawberry wbu?Well for summer i am planning to start my own business and lile become an insta influencer on my personal account as well as going to jungle bay waterpark in dubai marina. ALSO, how could I forgot I just want to do lots of shopping because dubai summer surprises is sooon! Also, I am doing a blogger interview series on my blog and I was really hoping if you agree to a short interview for the series. Just email me at my blog email if ur interested and I’ll send the questions. Hru and what have u been doing? xx

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    1. Hey Maya! yess I agree, oxytocin is probably my favourite for the same reason 🙂 I knowwww this year and last year were such strange and quick school years, it’s crazy. Ooh strawberry is a great flavour, my favourite would have to be mint-chocolate chip which so many people hate for no reason 😂 That’s so cool!! What’s your business going to be about? Ahh yeahhh because of summer surprises the malls are going to get so crowded again lol, also because there’ll be so many tourists. Aw that blog interview series idea sounds awesome! I’d love to do one, I’ll send you an email. I’ve been good thanks, I’ve honestly just been chilling at the moment because I don’t have that much to do (thankfully) ☺️❤️ Thanks for your long comment it was really fun to read!!

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    1. thank youuu!! hahah yeah I decided that I wanted to learn about this topic once and for all instead of always just wondering 😂. thanks for reading and commentinggg! 🦋

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