Happiness is not Rocket Science – Brain research explains what will make you happy
When you get in one of your moods of unhappiness and grumpiness, ask yourself, what will make me happy? “What am I grateful for?” If you can’t list any answers, don’t worry, just searching for it helps. Brain research explains what will make you happy is not truly rocket science. It is much simpler than that!
When you feel unhappy, or come across a though that is not a positive one, then give your negative emotions a label or a name. Once you label this negativity or emotion, your brain will stop being bothered by them.
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The best exercise to get yourself out of this rut is to put your feelings into words. You will ask me what does it mean. Well, it means instead of saying I feel terrible, try saying I am angry, anxious, or sad. When your brain recognizes the emotions, it will reduce their impact.
When you have to decide on setting goals, for an instant, go for “good enough” not for “best decision ever made on Earth.”
Did you know that affection and gentle touch increases your happiness? Then go ahead and touch someone, hug them, hugs, hugs, not text — feel their touch. An embrace, especially a long one, releases a neurotransmitter and hormone oxytocin, which reduces the reactivity of the amygdala and makes you happy.
So go on, be grateful, label your negative emotions, good enough will do, and hug someone you love. You will feel the impact in your daily life. You will be much happier, healthier, and full of vibrant energy.
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