Happiness and Endorphins

Endorphins, the brain's "feel good" chemical, are peptide hormones that interact with receptors resulting in feeling focused and putting you in an overall better mood. While we regularly release endorphins in response to things like stress or pain, we can elicit production in other ways. While there are multiple options, here are a few for you to try:

  • Exercise
  • Eat chocolate
  • Eat something spicy
  • Smell lavender or vanilla
  • Listen to music
  • Seek out daily laughter