What makes you happy?

Live music and beautiful skies spark my joy. Nothing beats a hike in the beautiful Rocky Mountains to relieve any tension from a stressful day. These things make me happy, but what’s really causing that sense of general wellbeing?

Endorphins!

Here’s the science behind the feeling of happiness.

Endorphins are one of the brain chemicals we call neurotransmitters. They are “chemical messengers” manufactured by the central nervous system that cause emotions. These chemicals in your brain make you feel focused and promote bliss by reacting with receptors in your brain. When these neurotransmitters are being produced, the pineal gland releases them directly into your blood stream, giving you a sense of euphoria.

So what signals the release of endorphins?

  1. It does wonders to your body’s ability to respond to stressors. Exercise helps with the communication between the systems involved with handling stress in your body.
  2. Healthy Diet. Processed foods may be easy and quick for on-the-go snacks, but they interfere with the brain’s proper chemistry. Replace these with plant protein and healthy fats to promote the flow of happy chemicals in your brain.
  3. Laughter: Medicine for the soul.
  4. It is scientifically proven that specific scents interact with your brain in a way that enhances endorphins production. Try some lavender to ease anxiety and make room for endorphins.
  5. Ommmm—clear your mind and focus instead on the positives. Release all the negative emotions and feelings that can block the flow of uplifting chemicals in yourself. Meditation produces endorphins, along with other brain chemicals that promote a sense of wellbeing.

 By: KayLynn


Do you have questions about your insurance? Find an insurance agent near you with our Agent Finder

Buzz Your
Insurance Agent

Search for a local agent with our agent finder map.

Agent Finder

Search All Blogs

Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

Buzz Your
Insurance Agent

Search for a local agent with our agent finder map.

Agent Finder

Want to learn more about our blog writer?

Read more about KayLynn's background.

Click Here

Search All Blogs

Generic filters
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in excerpt

From Ride-Sharing to Reality: 5 Billion-Dollar Ideas Born in the Last Decade

Billion-Dollar Babies: 5 Game-Changing Ideas Born in the Blink of an Eye

Unveiling the Different Players (and Why We’re Your Guide!)

Insurance Companies: Not All Created Equal! Find Your Perfect Match with Our Help

Beyond the Beep Beep: Unveiling the World of Supercars

Supercars: Where Luxury Meets Speed (and Million-Dollar Price Tags!)

Home Sweet Home, Protected Home: Why Upgrades Need Insurance Check-Ups

From She-Sheds to Sunrooms: How Home Improvements Impact Your Insurance Needs

Beyond Nicknames: The (Sometimes Bizarre) Tales of How American Cities Got Their Names

From Coin Flips to Greek Love: Unveiling the Hilarious Histories of City Names (and a Tip for Yours)

Small Biz Squad Unite! Why Independent Insurance Agents Are Your Secret Weapon

Ditch the Corporate Maze: Why Independent Insurance Agents Are Your Small Business Champions

Cracking the Code: Cash Value, Loan Value, Surrender Value – It’s All in the Life Insurance Policy!

Beyond the Death Benefit: Unlocking the Hidden Gems of Your Life Insurance Policy

Buckle Up for Safety: Are Cars Getting Smarter Than Crashes?

From Seatbelts to Superpowers: How Tech is Transforming Car Safety (and How You Can Benefit)

Love Your Home, Love Your Coverage: Smart Tips for Homeowners

Home Insurance Heroes: Avoid These 3 Unforeseen Disasters (and Save Money!)

From Herbie to Christine: Cars That Stole the Spotlight (and Maybe Your Heart)

Hollywood Wheels: 8 Legendary Cars That Revved Up Our Screens (and Maybe Your Insurance Needs)