How To Be Happy In Life?
Our ultimate goal in life is to be happy. Being truly happy is a process that works from the inside out. According to neuroscientists becoming happy starts with your brain. To keep working brain needs a variation on daily routine and other stimulation to keep healthy.
Here are tips from neuroscientists on how to become perfectly happy
Get a Quality Sleep
Sleep is directly proportional to health, happiness and stress levels. Sleep helps our bodies to recover from the day and repair themselves. It helps us to concentrate and be more productive.
When you sleep your body releases a hormone Melatonin. This slows down your body processes to help you recharge. This hormone is triggered when you don’t get sufficient sleep. Get 6.5 to 7.5 hours of sleep per night to live longer, happier and productive. Take a power nap of 15 minutes to instantly boost your brain power.
Smiling can improve your mood. A forced smile can still make you feel happy. Smiling helps the mind to a more positive space and remain there longer the more you do. It repairs problems and creates an overall sense of balance within the body.
Meditation is often proven to be the most effective way to live a happier life. It can help us to understand our own mind. It can transform our mind from negative to positive. By meditation, we can create an inner space and clarity that enables us to control our mind.
Exercise is the best way to reduce stress, clear your mind and keep your body healthy. It increases brain sensitivity for the hormone serotonin and norepinephrine which release the feelings of depression.
Spend Time With Family And Friends
Nothing can replace the time you spend with your family and friends. A physical touch from a loved one or massage can increase levels of Oxytocin in the brain.
Listen To Your Favourite Music
Research suggests that music can help to relieve negative emotions like stress, anxiety and depression. Study on how our nervous system reacts to music called Neuromusicology. Lyrical music can provide a kind of relief from the monotony of boring work. People doing repetitive tasks worked more efficiently when background music was played.
Thinking of what you are grateful for throughout the day actually increases the level of Dopamine in your brain. Gratitude reduces the feelings of envy, helps us bounce back from stress. It increases sleep quality, can help with insomnia and reduces the time required to fall asleep.