Do you know you are one action or thought away from feeling happy? Yes! Happiness is an emotional state from having feelings of joy, satisfaction, contentment and fulfillment. If you woke up this morning not feeling happy ...honey, that's ok. We are going to change that....yes!!
Try out one of these happy hacks and let us know in the comments if you felt happiness after doing it. I already know but read on to pick which happy hack you're going to do.
1) Hug someone for a minute
Did you know hugging makes you happier? Well, if you didn't know, go ahead and give someone a long extended hug and you will see. It spikes our oxytocin levels.
Oxytocin is a chemical in our bodies that is also known as the “cuddle hormone”. This is because its levels rise when we hug someone. Oxytocin is associated with happiness and less stress. Let's cheer to that. A good hug is always good for the soul and heart.
Yes! Dancing makes you happy, honey! When we dance our brain releases endorphins, hormones which can trigger neurotransmitters that create a feeling of happiness, fun, peace and love. Music and dance invigorate the sensory and motor circuits of our brain. So, that's enough to get you up to turn on the music and dance! Come on!! Let's move!
3) Rub your pet
The touch between you and your pet can have therapeutic benefits for both of you all. In humans, petting a dog can trigger the release of the bonding hormone oxytocin. And we already, spoke about oxytocin and its benefits. Rubbing your pet's fur can also lower your heart rate and blood pressure. That's enough to take a break and rub your baby pet.
4) Make your bed
This simple action item can be overlooked but making your bed can improve your overall happiness and well-being. Making your bed can actually make you happier and more productive. It gives you a sense of accomplishment and improves your mood instantly.
5) Smile for 20 seconds
Smiling impacts the way you feel. This is not up for debate. It's only 20 seconds go ahead a smile for 20 seconds and guarantee you will keep smiling after the 20 seconds are up. Why is that? Because you have communicated to your brain that you are in a good mood and it followed suit. Yes, very good!
6) Put your favorite song on repeat
Listening to your favorite song gives you confidence because you know every word. It's also usually your favorite song because there are happy memories tied to that song. Allow your mind to go to that happy place by playing the song on repeat.
Now, there you go..six happy hacks that are quick to do. It will make you feel better in a pair of seconds. Go ahead and try one or more today and leave in the comments how you felt afterwards. Share this article with someone who this would help as well. Love you!
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