How To Be Happier According To Science

Happiness is in the little things. A warm cup of coffee in the morning, a dog wagging its tail at you, inviting your friends over for a nice meal. We are all different and many particular things have the power to make us smile – but at the end of the day, it all depends on biology. There are many ways to become even happier by triggering happiness chemicals in our brains, and we are here to explain how.

Dopamine, the reward chemical

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Dopamine, also known as the reward chemical, is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in our uniquely human ability to think and plan. To activate it, you should focus on completing a task, doing self-care activities, eating food you enjoy, and celebrating small victories in your day.