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The Happy Brain Chemicals that Make You Feel Good!

Did you know, 37% of people around the world are unhappy. That means at least 1 in 3 people you know aren’t happy with their life. Are you one of those people?

How to Increase Dopamine Levels Naturally

• meditate on God’s word regularly (increases dopamine by 65%)
• make a daily to-do list & long term goals (each time you tick off a task or goal you increase dopamine levels)
• eat foods that are rich in L-Tyrosine (avocados, fish, eggs, cheese, banana, and pumpkin seeds)
• exercise regularly (whichever form of exercise you enjoy the most will give you the most increase in dopamine levels)
• create something such as writing, music, art & crafts (“if I create something, I am also creating dopamine”)

How to Increase Oxytocin Levels Naturally

• physical touch, cuddling, hugging, making eye contact, and even shaking hands
• socializing (connecting or talking with friends and family reduces cortisol and stimulates your vagus nerve)
• touching your pet (research shows it lowers blood pressure)
• getting a massage (reduces stress hormones)
• listening to music (has a calming effect on the brain, slow-tempo music has also been shown to increase oxytocin)
• exercise (stimulates the vagus nerve)
• cold showers (stimulates the vagus nerve)

How to Increase Serotonin Levels Naturally

• exercise (increases serotonin and dopamine, but also helps balance them)
• cold showers (2-3 mins of cold showers can be unpleasant but offers great benefits that have longer-lasting effects than compared to caffeine)
• sunshine (10-15 minutes of sunlight a day can increase serotonin and vitamin D)
• eating foods such as banana, eggs, omega-3 fish, nuts and seeds, leafy greens, and probiotics
• getting a massage (increases serotonin and decreases cortisol)

How to Increase Endorphin Levels Naturally

 .laughter and crying
• creating music or art
• eating dark chocolate and spicy foods
• exercise or stretching
• high-intensity interval training
• getting a massage

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