Ways To Feel Better About Yourself Right Now
Research suggests that writing regularly in your gratitude journal can increase your well-being and overall life satisfaction.
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Play fetch with Fido or sneak in a few cuddles with your kitten.
Interacting with your pets can release oxytocin in the brain ― you know, the “warm and fuzzy” hormone ― resulting...
There are four main hormones that trigger the feelings of happiness: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins.
Understanding these chemicals and how they work can help...
The hormone dopamine is related to motivation and reward. It's why you feel good to reach a goal or lack interest when you have low dopamine.
How to boost it: While unhealthy habits like drinking, caffeine, eating sugar or consuming certain recreational drugs can increase this hormone, there are other ways to boost it. One way is to embrace a new goal and take small steps toward it every day. Your brain will reward you with dopamine each time you reach your goal.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays a role in mood. It is important for reducing depression and regulating anxiety. It also regulates digestion, sleep, and bone health.
How to boost it: Confidence increases serotonin. One way to build confidence is to start a new exercise routine, which helps increase your confidence when you stick to it over time. Another is to find ways to get out of your comfort zone each day.
Go into every day with the hope to come out with new knowledge and insight into the world.
End every day knowing you’re just a bit smarter than yesterday and you’ll have a lot more to contr...
The smallest workout, such as a walk around the block or a light yoga class can be beneficial.
After a workout, one can always feel a difference in mood, composure, and energy levels.