Download these 4 Hormones every day to increase and sustain your feelings of happiness. These hormones also considerably improve your immunity.

Four hormones can determine your happiness

  1. Endorphins,
  2. Dopamine,
  3. Serotonin,
  4. Oxytocin.

It is essential we understand these hormones, as we need all four of them to stay happy. Getting them each day greatly improves our life, immunity and level of happiness.

  1. Endorphins

When we exercise, the body releases Endorphins. This hormone releases as we are exercising and these Endorphins make us feel happy. Laughter is another way of generating and releasing Endorphins. Just spending 30 minutes every day exercising or undertaking energetic movement, reading or watching funny and humorous things can help us get our daily dose of Endorphins. Smiling releases endorphins as well, and how easy is this. Smiling is also infection and contagious. When we smile we release neuropeptides that help fight off stress. It also has a similar positive effect on those we actually smile at.

  1. Dopamine

When we are appreciated and recognised for our work at the office, in a sporting game or at home, we feel proficient and virtuous. That is because of the release of Dopamine.

Lack of appreciation can explain why many woman and mothers are unhappy since they rarely get acknowledged or appreciated for their hard work. Often the reason too many of us excessively shop, gamble or drink, is to create a good feeling because we are missing out on our daily hit of Dopamine. When Dopamine is released, we become happier. Ever wonder why we become happy when we shop?

  1. Serotonin

When we give back to others, nature or society, it releases Serotonin. Even providing useful information on the internet like writing information blogs, answering people’s questions on Quora or Facebook groups can generate Serotonin. That is because we will use our precious time to help other people via our answers or articles. Showing and being kind toward others also releases Serotonin

  1. Oxytocin

When we hug our friends, or family Oxytocin is released. Similarly, when we shake hands or put our arms around someone’s shoulders, various amounts of Oxytocin is released. When we hug our kids, friends, and families, they and we get a release of Oxytocin, and we can all be a little happier

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

So, to feel happier in our day to day …

1.Motivate ourselves to exercise, play and have some fun – Endorphins

2. Appreciate others for any big or small achievements, notice and positively comment on what they do or how they do it, successful or not, appreciate the effort (also raises self-confidence and self-esteem) – Dopamine

3. Indoctrinate the sharing habit through you to others. Giving and sharing for no other purpose but to help and be kind to others – Serotonin

4. Hug your family and friends, place your arm around someone needing support – Oxytocin

We can all be more proactive in creating a better feeling within each and every day, not only for ourselves but also for others. We all need a little help in this busy disconnected world. Let it start with each of us and change the day, feeling and life for us and for someone else today. You have far more power than you think.

Those who are struggling with past issues or negative behaviours, why not choose to release them today. It is our mind that creates these negative attachments to experiences and events, please allow it to disconnect today. Visit to get your relaxation Hypnotherapy session and let your mind rest, rebalance and eliminate those unwanted thoughts and feelings.

Start becoming happier today, because you can. Take charge of yourself.

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