How do you recognize happy moments?
Today I'll tell you a great truth.
There are no happy events.
Sounds strange right?
In reality, there are happy elaborations of events .
An event can be fun for one person and terribly boring for another. The same event can generate two different psychological experiences .
It is up to us to create and seek events capable of igniting our serenity . It all starts from our deepest self.
My happy moments are all contained in my contact with nature and with people who light up something good in me (affection, memories, surprises, knowledge). So here I am on my bicycle intent on pedaling with my family through the narrow streets of the Arno banks, immersed in the wonder of nature. The wind caresses my face and my thoughts become lighter.
I park my bike to go into my favorite pastry shop for a quick but intense breakfast with lifelong friends amidst laughter and "Do you remember...? When will we meet again?”
How does the brain respond to happiness?
Every person has their moments of happiness signed solely by their personality .
Even if events have different values, all human beings have a common response to certain events : the brain's reaction to peaceful moments!
When we experience an event that makes us feel good, something wonderful happens in our brain!
A set of hormones is produced that have the ability to make us feel light and positive !
The release of:
- Dopamine : neurotransmitter linked to the sensation of pleasure. We also find it involved in the processes of attention and motivation.
- Serotonin : serenity hormone. It produces a sense of euphoria and is involved in moments of socialization.
- Oxytocin : love hormone. We find it in many moments, in falling in love, in breastfeeding...
This biopsychosocial mechanism directly affects our mental and physical health! Mind and body are connected!
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Experiencing happy moments determines better functioning of the immune system . It reduces the risk of certain cardiovascular diseases as it reduces stress.
Being happy is not a luxury .
It shouldn't even be our long-term goal.
It should become a daily lifestyle.
This, however, does not mean avoiding events experienced with sadness. Sadness is physiological.
My invitation is to create "glasses" to observe and seek serenity day after day . It is good for the mind, heart and physical health.
What do you love to do?
What activity do you feel good about?
You can write to me for a comparison! I am waiting for you!