Here are 8 scientifically proven tips on how to stay happy:
Say “Thank you” more often
Saying “Thank you” when it’s required will allow you to focus on the positive things in life and boost your serotonin production, which means that it can also treat depression.
Solve problems one at a time
Solving a few problems at once can be tiring and draws too much energy from the brain. Plus, it can be pretty chaotic as well. Instead of solving many problems at once, focus at one at a time. This will result in a flood of neurotransmitters which will improve your mood and reduce your anxiety.
Never bottle-up your troubles
Instead of bottling up your problems, start talking openly about them. This will help you recognize them clearly and boost your serotonin production, effectively improving your mood.
Touch and embrace
Physical support has been known to improve recovery after an illness, and removing the physical support from your life makes the brain perceive it as physical pain. This can make you feel pain and ruin your mood.
Learning new things will help you adapt to a new environment easier, and by learning something new, you will actually help your brain develop and feel happier.
Staying physically active will stress your body, but after the activity ends, your brain will be flooded with endorphins which will reduce pain and improve your mood. You don’t have to do anything hard to achieve this – a simple walk can do the trick.
Get proper rest overnight
Sleeping 6-8 hours overnight is crucial if you want to stay happy and positive. Sleeping in the dark makes the brain release melatonin and produce serotonin which can improve your mood when you’re awake. Get proper rest overnight and never sleep with the lights on to stay happy.
Our brain experiences pleasure by expecting something pleasant to happen, so anything from having sex to eating a delicious treat will do the trick. This also explains why counting minutes or seconds before a special event is so enjoying, and why we continue doing it even though it feels like the event is in a lifetime.
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