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  • Eight scientific tips on how to become perfectly happy.

  • There are thousands of tips and psychological techniques to help you feel happy and learn to rejoice each day.

  • But what if our own body had a say in the matter?

  • Here are some findings from neuroscientists, the people who know exactly when and why your brain can give you the feeling of total satisfaction.

  • The first tip is our favorite. It's helpful and very easy to do.

  • Number eight - engage in pleasant expectations.

  • The process of waiting for something nice, such as food or sex, is similar to the learned salivation response.

  • Our brain experiences pleasure by simply anticipating the fun event.

  • That's why we're so fond of counting the hours and minutes to some particular moment be it a birthday or a wedding, a meeting with a friend or just an end to a long working day.

  • Number seven - solve problems one at a time.

  • Our brain never stops searching for solutions to every problem that worries us.

  • This takes a lot of energy, so whenever the brain gets tired and the problem remains unsolved, we feel anxiety and irritation.

  • On the other hand, for every right decision, our brain rewards itself with a dose of neurotransmitters that calm the limbic system, and help us once again see the world in a better light.

  • Therefore, you need to try to deal with one problem at a time.

  • Number six - don't keep things pent up. Talk about what bothers you.

  • The processes of wordlessly going through something unpleasant and talking about your predicament involve making use of different parts of the brain. In the latter case, negative emotions have a lesser impact on your well-being.

  • It is, therefore, advisable not to keep your problems pent up.

  • Whenever you talk about them, your brain triggers the production of serotonin and even manages to find some positive sides to the situation.

  • Number five - touch and embrace.

  • To us humans, social interaction is important. Various forms of physical support, especially touch and embraces, can speed up a person's recovery from an illness.

  • If you remove physical interaction from your life, the brain perceives its absence the way it perceives physical pain.

  • The same brain zones become activated in both instances.

  • This, in turn, triggers the processes that affect your mood and contribute to the development of depression.

  • Number four - learn, learn, and, once again, learn!

  • For the brain, acquiring new knowledge means permanent adaptation to a changing environment.

  • Using this process, our brain develops, rewarding its own attempts to absorb and process new information with dopamine, the hormone of joy.

  • If you want to be happy, don't be afraid to try something new, to change your surroundings, to learn new things.

  • Number three - play sports.

  • Physical activity is stress for the body. As soon as the stress ends, your body gets a reward, a dose of endorphins released by the pituitary gland.

  • The effect is similar to that of opiates. For example, morphine, which reduces pain and elevates the mood.

  • You don't need to run marathons to achieve this result. Even a regular walk can do wonders.

  • Incidentally, many writers and composers consider taking walks an indispensable part of the creative process.

  • Number two - always try to get a good sleep.

  • Start using a sleep mask.

  • As long as your brain thinks it's nighttime, it keeps on sleeping. While we sleep in the dark, our body secretes the hormone melatonin.

  • This hormone slows down all processes in the body, helping it to recover and increasing the level of serotonin in the hypothalamus.

  • If the brain detects a change in lighting, it triggers the release of the stress hormone to awaken the body quickly.

  • Therefore, it is important to sleep six to eight hours a day, and only in darkened environments.

  • Number one - learn to say thank you.

  • When we say "thank you" to a person, or even fate, for something, we focus ourselves on the positive aspects of life.

  • Pleasant memories trigger serotonin production in the anterior cingulate cortex.

  • This technique is often used for treating depression.

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Eight scientific tips on how to become perfectly happy.

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