Endorphins the Happy Hormone
Endorphins are natural hormones that your brain releases when it senses happiness. These endorphins give you a sense of happiness, satisfaction and well-being; they tell you all is well with your body. http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/13/health/endorphins-exercise-cause-happiness/index.html
It’s that relaxed sense after a good meal, a good workout, a good laugh or great sex. Endorphins are produced in the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus gland and release an opioid-like secretion that masks pain with a natural analgesic and tells the body that all is fine with the world. Woohoo!
Acupuncture has been found to have the ability to release these compounds and relieve pain, at least for the short term, and to leave you with a wonderful sense of well being. Exercise, extreme happiness, good food and orgasm releases natural endorphins, and endorphins make you
feel happy and satisfied with life.
The more often you can stimulate your brain to release these natural hormones, the better you will feel, and the easier it will be to put yourself into this happy state of being. http://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/exercise-depression#1
Endorphins cannot be bought; only through your own effort can you bring them into being.
There is no downside to putting yourself into the position of happiness, either through laughter, sex, food or exercise.
Happy creates happy; it is a cycle that you should never break and you should take every chance to spur these hormones on. Let them do what they do naturally; light their fire and reap the benefits!
Giving and Taking
Is there anything that gives us more joy than giving of ourselves? I’m not talking about giving gifts; I’m talking about giving time and effort to make a difference in another person’s life. Putting some
effort into giving is so much more rewarding than taking.
Time is the most wonderful gift you can give anyone. Anyone who has or had a great parent will tell you that the greatest gift their parent gave them was time. Time to read, time to play, time to talk and time to listen is fantastic gifts to children and is never forgotten.
Do you give enough time to your loved ones now that you’re an adult? Knowing that it is a precious gift that costs nothing at all makes it so easy to give!
Now, make an actual effort to give someone your time. For example, call a friend, or a Church member you know, or your sister-in-law and invite them to coffee; not someone you’ve invited before, but someone new. Or go visit someone who is cooped up at home or in the
nursing home. Bake someone cookies, or take a plant or a bouquet of flowers from your garden. Make a connection and make an effort to keep that connection.
Giving, in lieu of taking, is so much more rewarding and will be a huge source of inner happiness for you, not to mention those lives you will touch. Giving is definitely a key to my happiness. I live to inspire others. Each day, I am thanked for changing someone’s life and I feel really good about that! I am happy!
Living my best life,