Several brain chemicals, known as neurotransmitters, are involved in producing feelings of happiness. These include:
Overall, these brain chemicals work together to create feelings of happiness and well-being in the brain. There are some activities that when engaged in regularly, can promote the release of our brain’s natural happy chemicals. Check out the list below and see if there are some small daily activities you can add to each day to promote overall feelings of emotional well-being.
Overall, engaging in healthy activities that promote relaxation, reduce stress, and improve mood can help boost serotonin levels naturally.
Overall, engaging in activities promoting social bonding, relaxation, and physical contact can help boost oxytocin levels naturally, leading to trust, connection, and well-being.
Thinking now of your daily routines and mental wellness, would any of the above suggestions fit for you?
Susan Guttridge is a trauma-informed Master level Counsellor with the clinical designation of Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCPA). She has 20+ years experience providing individual and group therapy.