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Oxytocin is often known as ‘the bonding hormone’. It’s released when we feel safe, connected, and close to people we trust.

Oxytocin hacks to stimulate naturally-

  • Stroking a pet, interacting with animals lovingly 
  • Being in close company of friends and family and being affectionate 
  • Giving compliments 
  • Holding hands
  • Giving or receiving massage (scalp massage)
  • Preparing and sharing food with loved ones 


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Serotonin is most commonly associated with mood regulation, balanced sleeping patterns, improving happiness and decreasing anxiety.

Serotonin hacks to stimulate naturally-

  • Getting some sun enjoying the warmth of sun on your eyelids can greatly enhance mood and also help to boost your levels of Vitamin D.
  • Aerobic exercise such a running, swimming or cycling helps to release Tryptophan in to the bloodstream which is then converted in to Serotonin
  • Getting out for a walk in nature. Try escaping the city for a leafy country or woodland walk


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Dopamine is the reward hormone that is organically released from things like praise, positive outcomes, winning and food.

Dopamine hacks to stimulate naturally

  • Eating your favourite foods as a treat (in moderation )
  • Having gratitude for the little wins in life
  • Practicing self care 
  • Listening to feel-good music 
  • Finishing a task or project you started 
  • Break bigger tasks into smaller parts and deliberately reward yourself internally each time you complete the smaller task


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Endorphin is heavily involved in the fight or flight response and is actually a natural pain. It helps manage pain, reduce stress and increase pleasure.

Endorphin hacks to stimulate naturally

  • Exercise
  • Laughing with friends, watching/listening to comedy 
  • Being creative through art or design, gardening or anything that gets your juices flowing
  • Aromatherapy oils like rosemary, lavender, citrus etc


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