Everyone wants to be happy; in fact, many of us want to be happier than we already are. Although everything is going well in our lives, we are constantly looking for something else and never feel completely satisfied.
That is just human nature. But scientists have good news for us: Recent studies of the human brain reveal that absolutely everyone can become happier.
We were very interested in the results of this unusual survey and decided to share them with you.
THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO HAPPINESS
THE HIPPOCAMPUS is the part of the human brain responsible for happiness and positive emotions.
Serotonin — is a neurotransmitter synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan. It’s most often found in turkey.
Serotonin helps to coordinate:
SPENDING 20 MINUTES OUTSIDE IN GOODWEATHER:
- lifts your mood
- boosts your 1 thinking skills
- improves your memory
Married couples are 1 0% happier than single people.
THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE LIVE IN:
THE HAPPIEST JOBS ARE:
Consumerism — is the biggest suppressant of happiness. The most optimistic people live in Nigeria and Mexico and The most satisfied people live in Mexico and Puerto Rico.
WE FEEL HAPPIEST WHEN THE OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE IS 57°F (13.9°C)
Physical exercise stimulates the release of endorphins and serotonin. They make us feel happier.
Studies of patients with depression reveal that: 9% of patients can be treated with only physical exercise, 38% of patients are treated with medication and 31% of patients are treated with both exercise and medication.
a tendency to slip into depression again is sometimes observed. Healthy people are 20 % happier than other people.
Dopamine — is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate pleasure, movement, and emotional responses.
Dopamine is synthesized from tyrosine, which can be found in:
GET MORE SLEEP People who don’t get enough sleep have a harder time remembering positive events and ideas and tend to focus on negative experiences. In a study of sleep-deprived students, they remembered: 81% of negative words and 31% of positive words.
The happiest children in the world live in Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Germany, and America. The most important sources of kids’ happiness are family and close friends.
The 2 most influential factors that make some nations happier: Mass celebrations and A sense of unity
83% of people claim that in order to feel happy, you need to celebrate the biggest holidays with your family and friends.