Easy Ways to Hack Your Happiness Hormones
By Ramsha Nayab
Hug it Out
It’s just as easy as it sounds—hug it out on someone. Whether it’s a romantic partner, friend, sibling, parent, or acquaintance, hug them the next time you see them.
Hang with Friends
Spending some time with your pals is sure to guarantee an oxytocin boost. It can be a verbal chat via the phone, a direct message on Instagram, or spending quality time face-to-face.
Yoga is a powerful practice and physical exercise that’s a natural way to increase oxytocin levels. It may also aid in reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep, and improving overall well-being.
Pet Your Furry Friend
Give them a generous belly rub if you have a dog, cat, bunny, or any furry friend at home that allows you to pet them.
Give a Gift of Kindness
Random acts of kindness are an easy way to release this happiness hormone.
Holding a grudge can negatively impact your overall health. That’s right! Research shows when a person has a grudge, and it does more harm than good by decreasing oxytocin.