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Neuroscience tips on how to become happy once and for all

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Happiness ( pre-Slavic * sáčęst̂̂je is explained from * sá- “good” and * čęstь “part”, that is, “good lot” ) - a human condition that corresponds to the most internal satisfaction with the conditions of one’s being, fullness and meaningfulness of life, the fulfillment of one’s human purpose. The phenomenon of happiness is mainly studied by philosophy, psychology, theology, and occultism.

There are thousands of tips and psychological techniques to feel happy and enjoy each new day. But what can our own brain recommend?

Editorial shram.kiev.ua collected development Смайлик neuroscientists who know exactly why and when the brain gives us a feeling of complete satisfaction.

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Смайлик Learn to say "thank you"

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What's happening?

When we thank a person or even fate for something, we focus on the positive aspects of life.

Memories of pleasant trigger the production of serotonin in the anterior cingulate cortex.

This method is often used to treat depression.

Смайлик Solve problems as they come

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What's happening?

Brain 24 hours looking for a solution to every problem that bothers us.

It takes a lot of energy, so we feel anxiety and irritation if the brain is already tired, but there is no result.

But for every decision he makes, he encourages himself with a portion of neurotransmitters, which soothe the limbic system and help us see the world in a better light again.

Therefore, the problem is really better to solve one by one.

Смайлик Express all the bad things that have accumulated

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What's happening?

When we just see something unpleasant and when we pronounce things that we don’t like, different parts of the brain are involved.

In the latter case, unpleasant emotions have less impact on the person.

Therefore, it is useful to express all that has accumulated: the brain will start the production of serotonin and even find some positive aspects in any trouble.

Смайлик Touches and hugs

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What's happening?

For a person, social interaction is important.

Social support, in particular touching and hugging, helps people recover faster from illness.

If tactile communication is removed from life, the brain will perceive it in the same way as physical pain - the same zones are responsible for this.

As a result, processes that affect mood and promote the development of depression will start.

Смайлик Study, study and study again

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What's happening?

New information for the brain means a permanent change in the environment.

Because of this, he tries to adapt, develops and rewards himself with dopamine, the hormone of joy, for receiving and processing new information.

If you want to be happy, do not be afraid to try something new, change the situation and learn what you do not know.

Смайлик Do sport

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What's happening?

Exercise is stress for the body.

As soon as the stress load ends, the release of endorphins occurs.

They are produced by the pituitary gland of the brain as a reward and are similar to opiates (for example, morphine), which reduce pain and elevate mood.

You do not need to run marathons, but even an ordinary walk can work wonders.

No wonder many writers and composers consider it a prerequisite for the creative process.

Смайлик To sleep deeply

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What's happening?

While we sleep in the dark, the hormone melatonin is released - it slows down all the processes in the body, helps it to recover and increases the serotonin content in the hypothalamus.

If the brain detects a change in light, the release of the stress hormone is triggered to wake up the body faster.

Therefore, it is important to sleep for 6–8 hours a day only in a dark room.

Смайлик Waiting for something nice

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What's happening?

The process of waiting for pleasure, such as eating or sex, is similar to the reflex of the preliminary salivation discovered by Pavlov.

Our brain experiences a special pleasure when it anticipates a pleasant event.

Therefore, we love to count hours and minutes until some special moment: birthday or wedding, meeting with a friend or just the end of the working day.

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