How to unlock your happy hormones | by Ed’s Common Sense

 - Lifestyle - Jan 9
How to unlock your happy hormones | by Ed's Common Sense

Knowing what you seek to achieve is half the battle, and not everyone understands the complexity on making oneself happy. From savouring the little everyday wins to having solace in the company of a loved one. It is important to understand the meaning and the function of happy hormones and this week, clinical psychologist and psychotherapist Dr. Edward Curmi is here to help us learn how to unlock them.

Dr. Edward Curmi is also the author of 2 self-help books titled Ed’s Common Sense.

Serotonin: The Happy Hormone

  • Listening to music
  • Exposure to sunlight
  • Meditation
  • Keeping a journal

Dopamine: The Reward Chemical

  • Eating good food
  • Sleeping well
  • Finishing tasks
  • Celebrating wins

Oxytocin: The Love Chemical

  • Hugging a loved one
  • Kissing
  • Playing with your pet
  • Giving a compliment

Endorphin: Stress and Pain Reliever

  • Exercise
  • Laughing
  • Chocolate
  • Physical contact


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