Role of hormones in our lives to enjoy happiness

A gentleman sat in the park after morning walk, then one of his friend came and slumped next to him.

He had completed his 30 minute jog then they chatted for a while. Gentleman said he is not happy in life.

His friend looked up at him sheer disbelief since he seemed to have the best of everything in life

“Why do you think so, friend asked that gentleman?"

“I don't know. Everyone tells, I have everything needed, but I am not happy."

Then gm questioned himself, am I happy?  "No," was his inner voice reply. Now, that was an eye-opener for him.

Gentleman began his quest to understand the real cause of his unhappiness, he couldn't find one.
He dug deeper, read articles, spoke to life coaches but nothing made sense.
At last his doctor friend gave him the answer which put all his questions and doubts to rest.

Gentleman implemented those and will say that he was a lot happier person now. 

Doctor said, there are four hormones which determine a human's happiness -
*1. Endorphins,*
*2. Dopamine,*
*3. Serotonin and*
*4. Oxytocin.*

It is important we understand these hormones, as we need all four of them to stay happy.

Let's look at the first hormone the *Endorphins.* When we exercise, the body releases Endorphins. This hormone helps the body cope with the pain of exercising.
We then enjoy exercising because these Endorphins will make us happy. Laughter is another good way of generating Endorphins.
We need to spend 30 minutes exercising every day, read or watch funny stuff to get our day's dose of Endorphins.

The second hormone is *Dopamine.*
In our journey of life, we accomplish many little and big tasks, it releases various levels of Dopamine. When we get appreciated for our work at the office or at home, we feel accomplished and good, that is because it releases Dopamine.
This also explains why most housewives are unhappy since they rarely get acknowledged or appreciated for their work. Once, we join work, we buy a car, a house, the latest gadgets, a new house so forth. In each instance, it releases Dopamine and we become happy.
Now, do we realize why we become happy when we shop?

The third hormone *Serotonin* is released when we act in a way that benefits others.
When we transcend ourselves and give back to others or to nature or to the society, it releases Serotonin. Even, providing useful information on the internet like writing information blogs, answering people's questions on Quora or Facebook groups will generate Serotonin.
That is because we will use our precious time to help other people via our answers or articles.

The final hormone is *Oxytocin,* is released when we become close to other human beings. When we hug our friends or family and then Oxytocin is released.
The "Jadoo Ki Jhappi" from Munnabhai does really work.
Similarly, when we shake hands or put our arms around someone's shoulders, various amounts of Oxytocin is released.
Now, we can understand why we need to hug a child who has a bad mood.

*So, it is simple, we have to exercise every day to get "Endorphins", we have to accomplish little goals and get "Dopamine", we need to be nice to others to get  "Serotonin" and finally hug our kids, friends, and families to get "Oxytocin" and we will be happy.*

*When we are happy, we can deal with our challenges and problems better.*

*Enjoy happy life.!*


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