The Happiness Hormones + 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. 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 sorry about that lol.

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

Q&A Answers pt. I

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hey bestiessss

guess who’s finally free because their exams are over

🎉✨😌ME 😌✨🎉

After the last exam me and my friend Simmy went to the mall (I got a pretty nail polish, lip scrub and lip balm yay), ate ice cream and accidentally ended up spending two hours dancing and singing screaming Little Mix and One Direction songs. It was honestly such a vibe, you missed it.

Anywayyysss, this post is my long awaited Q&A answers post. Yep I’m finally doing it.

Also I expected to have way less comments so thank you to everyone I really love your questions!! ☺️ This post will also end up being super long if I include all of the questions so I’m going to do half now and the other half in a part two after a few posts. Okay here we go:

Amber

What’s your favourite colour of all time?
My favourite colour is and always has been pink haha. I never change 😌 Specifically blushy, peachy, baby pinks though. So pretty 😭

What is your favourite food and favourite dessert?
I love popcorn and gnocchi (I’ve been having a huge gnocchi phase for a while now) and for dessert probably cake. Dude I literally haven’t had vanilla cake in forever and I’d really love some right now.

What are your personal beliefs? (e.g. religion)
I am a Hindu so basically my religion is Hinduism which is where we believe in a lot of Gods instead of just one. And yeah obviously we have a lot of different beliefs but that would be too much to get into now hehe.

This Dreamy Girl

What are some of your favourite lyrics?
“you drew stars around my scars but now I’m bleeding”

“the shade of green that if he’d seen would make F. Scott Fitzgerald cry”

“I made you my temple, my mural, my sky. Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life.”

Who is your celebrity girl crush?
Taylor Swift and Little Mix. They all are just so talented, kind and hardworking and also SUPER beautiful.

Who is your celebrity crush?
Harry Styles ✌🏼

What are three things you like about yourself?
Hmm, I like that I’m quite a creative person, I try to be kind to people and make them feel happy and good about themselves and that I can find nearly anything funny (some people find that annoying and then that makes me like it even more lol).

What is/are your comfort songs?
I love this question 💞💞 Maybe Breathe by T Swift, I Want To Write You A Song by 1D, Fine Line and Golden by Harry Styles and Defenceless by Louis Tomlinson. Clearly I’ve got a really big range of music tastes.

What is your favourite thing about your culture?
Everythingggg. Okay but specifically Indian food, clothes, festivals and just the overall vibe. Ooh and Indian weddings they’re so fun (even though I haven’t gone to one in forever 😔😫)

Liesl

What is your favourite movie?
Probably Ocean’s 8, that was a great movie. Honestly I haven’t seen a really good movie in forever so yeah that’s what I’ll go with. Also The Parent Trap because how can you not love that movie.

Who is your favourite music artist?
My number one favourite is Taylor Swift incase anyone still didn’t know and then I love a bunch of other artists like One Direction and some of their solo music, Little Mix, Camila Cabello, Finneas, Abigail Barlow and Boys World. There’s a bunch more but then this would end up being really boring so yeah, check out the artists if you’d like!

Mistakes Make You Clean

What are some of your favourite books?
I liked the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series, the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella and honestly probably any Sophie Kinsella books like I’ve Got Your Number.

What do you want to study in university?
I really love music so that’s probably something I’d love to study more!

What is your favourite song by Taylor Swift?
This is nearly impossible to answer because Taylor has like 9 masterpieces of albums so I *unsuccessfully* narrowed it down to a few:

  • Don’t Blame Me
  • Enchanted
  • Hey Stephen
  • august
  • right where you left me

Andddd that’s allll!!! Thanks for the questions ❤

I hope you guys enjoyed reading and stay tuned for part two at some point.

Answer one of these questions in the comments because I’d love to know more about you guys!! Or also let me know if we have any things in common ☺️☺️

Lots of love,

Hreem xx

My Year in 13 Pictures

HAPPY NEW YEAAARRR!!!

I know it’s already been 2020 for like 10 days but the last time you read a post from me was last year so yeah.

I enjoyed 2019 although there were a lot of ups and downs. I got to do a lot of traveling, try new things, meet new people and continue doing and improving things I aready love to do.

For this post I am going to share one picture from each month of 2019 (two for August) and a little caption if I have something to explain so I hope you enjoy it!

JANUARY💛 – a lot of people were giving us weird looks so I’m proud of us for getting as many pictures as we did.

FEBRUARY💛- Camila Cabelloooooo! I’ve already fangirled over her for like two posts before but she’s great so *deal with it* 🙂

MARCH💛- It was spirit week and we had to dress alike. The bathroom wasn’t the best place to take the picture but oh well

APRIL💛- sorry but I don’t even have any kind of explanation for this, it’s completely random.

MAY💛- A very pretty sunset in England 😊

JUNE💛- Let’s not talk about my weird facial expressions. That was a fun day though!

JULY💛- This says “I am your biggest fan” and it makes no sense but I have barely any pictures from July so let’s pretend this is really cool.

SEPTEMBER💛- This is a picture from art class which may not be extrememly interesting but the only other option was a picture of old mushrooms (also from art) so I think this was a clear winner.

OCTOBER💛- The ‘after’ of Halloween feat. Maia. We probably had a sugar rush right about then.

NOVEMBER💛- A picture from the Dua Lipa concert that I forgot to include in the post.

DECEMBER💛- This looks like a summery picture and is totally unrelated to December but I like this picture a lot.

ALSO, I don’t have any good pictures of this to include but I got my braces offff!!! I’ll point it out in a future post and good luck to anyone who has braces on right now, it’s very worth it.

Thank you so much for reading (probably just skimming through the pics but that still counts) and comment some of the best things that happened to you this year!

Love, Hreem xx

P.S. Who else is excited about Selena’s new album? I’ve heard a few songs already and I really like them.

A Day in My Mind

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Now THAT’s a sentence (or title) I never thought I’d write.

But that is what this blog post about! My thought process on an average school day.

I thought it would be fun to do a post with questions and thoughts I think of on a daily basis. I got inspiration for this from <<Emily Clare Beauty >>who did ‘Inside The Mind Of A Blogger’, and I really liked that post but didn’t want to do the exact same thing soo… here we are!

“Wait no, it can’t be time to wake up. Oh thank god, it’s just three.”

“Did I get everything? I think I forgot something.”

“Oh no, oh no, did the bell go yet? DID THE BELL GO YET?!”

“Great I got the wrong books.”

“Nooooooo it’s Arabic”

“Finally, it’s time to go home!”

“Let’s find food and watch Friends!!!”

“Oops I have homework, let me just finish thaaaat.” *back to bingeing*

“Ugh, I’m hungry again.”

“Have any bloggers written anything new? Ooh, good inspiration.”

“Crap, I need to write another blog post now.”

”Can I sleep now? YEEEEEah; here I come blanket!”

This is literally my life described in *goes back to count* 12 questions and statements. And I think there could be loads of variations on these kinds of blog posts!

Can you relate to any of these? If you write a post like this please comment below because I’d really love to check it out!

XO Hreem

 

 

 

Redfest Dxb 2018 ❣️

Hey everyone!!!

Yesterday I went to Redfest Dxb day 2 and it was so much fun! I was in the Redpit (the closest to the stage) with three of my friends and it was literally the best because I got to take a picture with Bebe Rexha! Also, VirginRadioDxb posted a picture of me taking a selfie with her so I guess I’m pretty famous now.

The artists that came (that I watched) were:

  • Craig David
  • Bebe Rexha
  • Marshmello
  • Ke$ha

Here are a few thoughts and pictures:

1. Craig David

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Obviously, this picture is very bad quality because … ya idk why. Aside from that, his performance was very good and he performed some of his own songs and a few covers; the covers didn’t sound like the normal songs though, they were unique. My favourite was when he performed <<I Know You>> because he sounded exactly like he does on the radio, but I’m sure he’s not lip-syncing.

2. Bebe Rexha

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Firstly, I really liked her huge, puffy jacket thing because it looks adorable and really comfy, she must have been sweating buckets though! Her performance was amazing and I luckily caught a few good shots which you can see above ↑↑↑ The only thing was that she didn’t sing The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody) and I Got You.

3. Marshmello

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I couldn’t get any good pictures of Marshmello because he was all the way at the back of the stage so I borrowed one from their official Instagram page. His part was for 1 1/2 hours which was longer than the others and it was the most fun because he played my favourite song ( <<Wolves>> ). Also, my friends and I were dancing to his beat drops the whole time which was tiring but super fun.

4. Ke$ha

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I must say that I didn’t enjoy Ke$ha’s part of the show too much as she didn’t sing any of the songs I knew/liked and she swore a LOT. That’s all I’ve got to say because I left halfway through her shift, sorry!

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Which is the best concert you’ve ever been to?

New Year’s Resolutions

Hello guys!

I’m back at the last minute of 2017, exciting isn’t it! I’m not actually posting it at 11:59 pm, it’s called the art of scheduling, SO useful OHEMGEE. Sorry, got a little out of control there, anyway, won’t waste a minute of your new and precious time.

Firstly, I know the same cycle repeats every year for everyone:

  1. Write a-bajillion resolutions you think you’ll stick to.
  2. Decide that you are going to put 10 reminders and write down your progress.
  3. After one week you forgot your resolutions.
  4. At the end of the year, you realize you didn’t stick to any of them.

That’s why I’m only doing 3

Secondly, I just want to say that 2017 went by super fast. Yes, everyone is saying that which means it’s true! It was the year I:

  • Moved into secondary school
  • Started this blog
  • Started guitar

I won’t say that 2017 was the best because I know it wasn’t, let’s hope 2018 is way better!

Resolutions:

To post at least once a week on my blog.

I would normally forget or not actually post because I’m too lazy (😋), but sometimes I actually try making an effort to stick to my NYR’s so, some great blog posts await!

To do my homework on the same day that I get it or the day after.

Everyone everywhere thinks they can do this because it sounds easy. It’s not, IT’S SO DANG HARD! But if I finish my homework quicker I can get more time to browse Pinterest for some blog posts.

To go on walks with Buddy (my dog) alone twice a week.

do go on walks with my dog, but the cool thing is that this is a two-in-one resolution. Taking my dog for a walk and taking myself for a walk. Smart eh?

There you have it! Some resolutions that I may or may not stick to. It really is hard work, you must know that by now, we all have experience.   Have a happy and fabulous new year everyone!

What are your resolutions for the new year?