As we go about our day meeting the numerous deadlines and schedules which are thrust in our path, we tend to forget about our happiness. Increasing happiness in our lives is paramount to our success in all avenues.
The hippocampus is the area of our brain that is responsible for our happiness and our positive attitude. With the right balance of dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins running through the hippocampus we can ensure a steady flow of happiness.
So how can we help it along?
Thankfully, happiness can come from many sources and a little bit each day has been known to reap big rewards.
When was the last time you felt truly happy? Can you pinpoint an exact moment? It might not even have been a major life-changing event.
Enjoying an ice-cream cone on a hot day or buying a bunch of flowers can set off major triggers in our happiness zones. It could even be a welcoming smell to get those endorphins flowing – coffee, vanilla, chocolate, lavender – they all have the ability to make us happy, even if only for a moment.
Happiness may be a universal trait, but we all have our individual settings which can make or break our day.
Now think about your favourite meal. What could it be? Pizza. Tacos. Steak. Sushi. Now imagine yourself eating it, savouring each individual mouthful. Yum!
Or take yourself back to a single happy moment in time. Where were you? Were you with others? What were you doing? Try to relive the moment in your mind’s eye.
We all have these individual moments which are ingrained in our memory banks that can increase our happiness levels at a moment’s notice.
Did you know that smiling more is one of the best things you can do for your body and everyone else around you?
Mother Teresa said, “I will never understand all the good that a simple smile can accomplish.” And it is so true. One smile can change the attitude of a whole office. Try it and see.
Failure to be happy either at work or at home can impact other parts of your life. Stress and discord at work can bleed into your personal life and unhappiness at home can affect your ability to perform at your best. Therefore, it is in your best interests to increase your daily dose of happiness as much as you can.
Why not pop over to our listing of online courses and take a look. Perhaps the course on happiness might be useful to you right at this moment.
Remember, we are always here to help you become the self-confident woman you could be.