Updated: Mar 26, 2022
Taking good care of your emotional health should be a priority and feeling good has a lot do with science Understanding the scientific side of what drives your mood is step one towards improving it. Both, dopamine and serotonin are neurotransmitters. They are the chemical messengers that help nerve cells exchange information. Yes, these two are usually a part of anti-depressants, but they also occur naturally in the body.
The best way to increase dopamine levels is by going for something that generally increases levels of satisfaction. This is what trips up a lot of people and it causes all kinds of addictions. Serotonin plays a key role in maintaining mood balance. No matter how bad things may look from where you are, there free ways to boost your mood and increase your life satisfaction.
Here are two tips to get you started: • Exercise on a regular basis. It’s time to get up and make yourself happy. Exercise releases tryptophan into the blood, which increases the amount of serotonin produced by the brain. Walking, squats, push-ups, lunges, dips, and torso twists are among simple aerobic exercises that you can adapt to your physical level and that do not require much space. • Increase your natural light exposure. No matter how many hours you’re working, it’s still important to go outside or open the window and stick your head out to breathe the fresh air and soak up some sun. 10 minutes a day is all your skin needs to generate natural serotonin.
Always remember – your emotional health is the result of your choice. No one will come to make you feel better. There is no way to undo what happened, but you can always start all over. Start simple and take it one thing at a time. Be diligent, be consistent, and take responsibility for the way you feel. Want some more tips about boosting your mood? Contact me for a FREE 15 minute chat at deanstorercoaching.youcanbook.me
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