Hormones like serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin all play a role in maintaining a positive frame of mind. Below are 3 positive psychology practices that have been shown to
increase or upregulate these beneficial brain chemicals.
Coping Through Hard Times
When we face adversity, focusing on the positive can assist in raise happiness chemicals.
Start a gratitude journal and record your thoughts and feelings about the day's events.
This will aid you in making the mental transition from a state of scarcity to one of resourcefulness, abundance, and equilibrium.
Learning to care for our bodies and minds allow for us to maintain our stress levels and ultimately lead happier lives. Treating your skin well is a form of self-love and
self-appreciation. You can express your gratitude for every part of your body as you
moisturize your skin by individually naming each organ, muscle, and vein.
Thank your feet for allowing you to walk, your eyes for allowing you to see, etc.
Communicate Feelings and Needs
Effectively communicating your feelings and needs to those around also aids in happiness,
when we are feeling validated and supported, we feel happier and more relaxed.
If you don't want negative emotions and thoughts to fester inside of you, find a constructive
way to express them. Envision yourself engaging in some form of catharsis, such as physical activity, writing, creating art, or talking to a trusted friend or therapist.