We all strive to be happy. And why not? It’s a wonderful feeling that refreshes our energy and body. It is infectious and can run off onto others, too. But do you know you can increase your happiness? Yes, you heard that right! Happiness is often because of the chemical reactions that happen within our bodies. Let’s discuss activities that will help you promote happy hormones.

1) Exercise: You might be aware that exercising releases endorphins. For example, any exercise that increases the heart rate triggers positive feelings. Endorphins can also regulate the pain receptor, reducing your perception of pain.

2) Meditation: Meditation helps your brain relax and focus better. Practicing meditation helps release hormones and neurotransmitters that trigger the release of endorphins, dopamine, serotonin, and melatonin.

3) Laughter: Whether listening to your favorite song or watching comedy, these activities boost endorphins, which help decrease stress and lift your spirits. Laughter therapy is so effective that it has been established as a cognitive behavioral therapy.

4) Sexual Activity: Endorphins, oxytocin, and dopamine are all released during sexual activity. Dopamine is a feel-good hormone, while oxytocin is a cuddle hormone. Together, they create a feeling of satisfaction and relaxation.