In difficult times, finding a smile and trying to be happy is a challenge. Difficulties, obstacles, “no-win” situations, sometimes lead us to dissatisfaction. To fight the bad mood and find the joy, after all, can be quite a bit! Here are five things to do that help you be happier in science.
Walking, running, and generally, moving out to a park, beach, or forest stimulates the production of endorphins, hormones of good humor. It also helps relieve tension and improves psychophysical well-being.
Are you feeling sad? Black chocolate is rich in tryptophan, an amino acid precursor of serotonin, the good mood hormone. This amino acid also stimulates the synthesis of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that improves the body's response to psychophysical stress.
Listen to music
Are you tense and nervous? Listen to your favorite song. In the good "no" moments, the music is great for restoring humor and helping you be happy. This is confirmed by a study conducted by Queen's University in Belfast and published in Plus One magazine.
Getting to know new places, discovering different cultures is an experience that helps you be happy. And this is confirmed by the study "A Wonderful Life: Experimental Consumption and the Pursuit of Happiness," published in the journal Psychology.
Eating with other people
A study conducted by Oxford Economics and reported by The Guardian found that people who eat in the company of others are happier and feel better about themselves than those who eat alone.