7 brain molecules that make you feel great
Life in the human body is designed to be a blissful experience. Our evolutionary biology insures that everything necessary for our survival makes us feel good. All animals seek pleasure and avoid pain. Therefore, our brain has a wellspring of self-produced neurochemicals that turn the pursuits and struggles of life into pleasure and make us feel happy when we achieve them. This biological design is generous, but lays dormant in many. As a follow up to part 1 on happiness hacking, in this post I will look at 7 brain molecules linked to happiness and offer simple ways you can trigger their release in your daily life.