There are four main hormones which you can hack to increase your overall happiness.
These include; dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, endorphin. These hormones can be hacked by doing simple actions which include being in the outdoors, meeting up with friends and family and exercises.
Dopamine is one of many chemicals in your brain that when realised can improve mood and helps you feel good, it is known as the ‘feel good’ hormone. Lack of dopamine can be caused by high stress, low sleep and high amounts of saturated fats in your diet. Dopamine is associated with reward systems, pleasurable sensations and memory.
Oxytocin is also known as the ‘love hormone’ which can be increased by physical attraction. Oxytocin plays a larger role in women than it does in men happiness. It also can reduce stress and anxiety levels.
Serotonin is a neutraliser which works on regulating mood levels and happiness. It works on decreasing worries and concerns. Serotonin is one of the simplest hormones to hack, it is as simple as going on a walk or having a full 8 hours of sleep.
Endorphins are the most common hormones talked about, they are produced to help us when we need to respond to pain or stress. Endorphins also improve your sense of wellbeing and are realised during pleasurable activities.