How To Hack Your Happy Hormones - Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

How To Hack Your Happy Hormones - Mental Health Awareness Week 2022

Did you know that there are specific hormones in your body that can help you boost happiness and release stress? There are certain activities that will activate these different hormones and help you function better! Learn more below:

 

1. ENDORPHINS

Endorphins reduce stress and help boost our self-esteem. Some activities you can do to boost your endorphins are:

  • Dancing
  • Meditation
  • Watching a comedy show
  • Listening to music

How to boost endorphins

 

2. SEROTONIN

Serotonin helps boost our happiness and lower anxiety levels. Some activities you can do to boos your serotonin levels are:

  • Taking a walk in the sunshine
  • Enjoying a good film
  • Getting enough sleep 
  • Eating lots of fruit

How to boost serotonin

 

3. DOPAMINE

Dopamine is a type of neurotransmitter that lifts up that 'feel good' feeling. Some activities you can do to increase your dopamine levels are:

  • Exercising
  • Doing more of what you love (like reading or painting)
  • Eating 'mood-boosting' foods like apples, bananas and eggs
  • Treating yourself to a massage 

How to boost dopamine

 

4. OXYTOCIN

Oxytocin hormones help stimulate feelings of love and connection. Some activities you can do to increase your oxytocin levels are:

  • Baking a cake for someone
  • Giving someone a big hug
  • Telling someone how much you care about them
  • Spending time with your friends

How to boost oxytocin

 

These are simple but effective activities that you can incorporate slowly in your weekly routine to help boost your mood and happiness levels a little more (in case you don't already have enough!) We all deserve to be the best versions of ourselves so we hope these hacks will help you understand your body better and live a more fulfilling life!

 


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