Science-of-Happiness: Why Do We Feel Happy?

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I'm wondering if hormones make me happy! If "yes" it makes us happy, then what hormone help us to feel happiness? Why we can't be happy all the time?
The feelings we experience are nothing more than chemical reactions taking place inside our bodies.
Science-of-Happiness: Why Do We Feel Happy?
Each and every emotion we experience is a the result of the release of certain hormones inside our bodies. Some hormones are responsible for making us feel good, some are responsible for making us feel bad while some others are responsible for the feelings we get when we fall in love with someone.
The important question now is, can someone become happy if he alerted these hormones inside his body?

Yes that will certainly work however you must put in mind that unless you deal with the root cause of your problems your happiness won’t last for prolonged periods.

For example if you had a fight with your best friend then doing any of the actions that stimulate the release of happiness hormones might help you feel good for a short period of time but in the end your bad feelings will return.
So if the hormones won't help you feel good for prolonged periods of time then why its still recommended that you learn how to tweak them?
Simply because they can help you ease your pain and feel better until you deal with your problems Read this article to know how to force release the hormones that can make you happy.

hormones that make you happy

  • Serotonin: Serotonin is sometimes called the happiness hormone. Serotonin regulates the mood, prevents depression and makes you feel happy. Serotonin can be released by getting exposed to sunlight, by eating foods rich in carbohydrates and by exercising.
  • Endorphins: Endorphins can make you feel good, reduce your anxiety and your sensitivity to pain. Endorphins are released by exercising
  • Dopamine: Dopamine helps you to feel mentally alert. The lack of it might cause lack of attention, lack of concentration and bad moods. Dopamine can be released by eating foods that are rich in protein.
  • Phenylethamine: Phenylethamine is the hormone that results in the feelings we get in the early stages of a relationship. Cocoa beans contain Phenylethamine. eating chocolate might be helpful too.
  • Ghrelin: Gherlin is a hormone that reduces stress and can help you become more relaxed. Ghrelin is released when we become Hungary that's why eating too much is not always a good idea. Just eat according to your body’s needs and never fill your stomach completely in order to maintain good Ghrelin levels

Are hormones really effective?

Yes they are, but just as i said, if you didn’t tackle the root cause that is making you feel bad then these hormones will only act as pain killers and not as a permanent solution to your bad moods. 

When I encounter a problem I do my best to solve it and while doing this I get some aid from these hormones so that I reduce the pain as much as possible until my problem is solved.

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