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Are you struggling to be happy? Then it’s time to take conscious steps to turn on your happy hormones. In this episode, Jen delves into each of the happy hormones Dopamine (reward), Oxytocin (love), Serotonin (mood stabiliser) and Endorphins (your body’s pain killers) and the simple actions you can do daily to turn them on for greater happiness.

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SHOWNOTES

Do you turn on your happy hormones? What are the happy hormones, you might ask? They are Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, and Endorphins. Today, I will share the conscious actions I take to turn on my happy hormones every day.

Dopamine – The Reward Chemical

Dopamine comes when we complete a task. When you tick something off your to-do list, you get a hit of Dopamine. You don’t need to wait for something big and exciting to happen; celebrating the small achievements, you make every day can really help keep you in that happy corridor.

How to turn on your Dopamine:

  • Completing a task
  • Doing self-care
  • Eating good food
  • Celebrating little wins

Oxytocin – The Love Hormone

Oxytocin comes when with touch and the feeling of being loved. It’s a feeling like everything is good with the world.

How to get an Oxytocin hit:

  • Play with your pet
  • Play with the kids
  • Hold hands with your partner
  • Give compliments
  • Hug someone

Serotonin – The Mood Stabiliser 

Serotonin comes when we’re focused and completely absorbed in one thing – when we are present with the world.

How to turn on your Serotonin:

  • Meditating
  • Running
  • Surfing
  • Sun Exposure
  • Walk in nature
  • Swimming
  • Outside exercise

Endorphins – The Pain Killer

Endorphins are our natural pain killers in life. One of the best ways to manage pain is by laughing – it helps your body on so many levels.

How to turn on your Endorphins:

  • Laughing
  • Essential Oils
  • Watching a comedy
  • Eating dark chocolate 
  • Exercising

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Healthy Life Hacks

So, the healthy life hacks I want to leave you with today are: 

  1. Pick one idea from each category that you can commit to doing daily and set an alarm to make them happen.

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