11 Simple Things You Can Do To Make Yourself Happier

Neurotransmitters have a huge impact on our overall feelings of wellbeing, pleasure, and mood. Low levels of these important substances in our brains are associated with things like low mood and depression, pain, loneliness, stress, anxiety, and difficulty feeling motivated.”

The good news is, all of these chemicals can be boosted using natural habits and activities. Below we go over 11 surprising ways to get your brain to release more happiness chemicals.

1). Eat some dark chocolate

Dark chocolate help boost the production of “feel-good” chemicals called endorphins. Endorphins lead to feelings of euphoria, the exact same kind that joggers get from a “runner’s high”. They reduce pain and the effects of stress.

Consuming chocolate has also been found to increase dopamine levels, which is known for being crucial in motivation. Stick with dark chocolate at least 70 percent cocoa or higher, eat it regularly (about 2–3 times a week), and consume around 1.5 to 2 ounces for best results.

2). Make music

Even if you don’t consider yourself a musician, making music, whether it’s simply tapping drum sounds on your desk, or singing your favorite tune, can help promote the release of endorphins, which can improve your positive mood and ability to deal with pain.

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