The Chemicals In Our Brian That Affect Our Life

By Ange Fonce


That is what links it all.

It is the chemical that leads directly to happiness. 

When you fire serotonin into your brain you feel good you feel happy you feel fulfilled.

So to live a richer wealthier life... it is not money you need more of it is serotonin.

Two of the best ways to increase the release of serotonin is to exercise and eat well.

And I will be honest...

I like to talk about things from experience and on the basis that I do not have a great diet and find exercise very difficult I am going to recommend you seek advice elsewhere for those two.

They are hard work... essential and hard work and if you figure out the secret let me know.

I am more interested in advising you on a few other ways to increase serotonin and make yourself feel happier.

One is cutting out as much negativity... stress and time wasting from your life as possible and the other is reducing your stress levels by working smarter.

Serotonin Suppressors 

Three evils of the 21st century...

The fact that the mainstream media is set up to instil a sense of jealousy and resentment in us all and not just the news and I am talking about TV entertainment too.

The fact that the vast majority of our politicians have been forced into self serving isolation and any open minded honesty is likely to be met with derision or hostility.

And the fact that the dawn of 24 hour social media means you have a live running reminder that while you are stuck earning money for your family someone else is out having fun.

They all lead to you thinking negatively and they lead to you being stressed out and they lead to you feeling depressed.

Eliminate Negative Thinking

I know it sounds crazy...

And even the simple act of thinking of a nice thing that is happened to you in the past can help release serotonin and make you feel better.

Many of the walls in my home are filled with pictures in the Parisian salon style in other words a load of paintings and pictures hung closely next to each other and on top of each other.

I like the look it chimes with my nostalgic dream of living like a bohemian in 1920s Paris and it also has another advantage on passing any of these walls I am able to pause and quickly find a picture of a positive memory of something fun or interesting I have done and that in turn helps release serotonin and cheer me up.

I digress.

The more important point to make is that to increase your production of serotonin you need to start by eliminating negative thinking.

I personally think you can take an enormous step to doing this by cutting out a lot of the crap that mainstream media put in front of you... yes I am talking about Britains Got Talent and all that junk as I suggested in above and I am talking about ignoring needless stories about political pratfalls... I am talking about cutting down your use of social media.

All these things create a murky quicksand of negativity that will eventually drag you in and drown you... sure in the short term it is funny and you get a little hit of amusement and that is just masking the fact that it is ultimately pointless and a waste of your time.

Stop Being Stressed

I realise that the power of thinking alone as a solution might seem like a stretch and it is true.

Still something I am sure you can immediately understand is that being stressed is another suppressor of serotonin.

It makes sense.

Some argue there s good stress and bad stress or that they thrive off stress.

Not true stress is bad... Fact! 

And those that think they thrive off stress are getting mixed up as in such circumstances that person is thriving off their ability to control stress... it is the opposite. 

It is the very fact that they are not stressed and are in fact in control of the situation that is giving them a good feeling... the good feeling is actually down to the release of dopamine a chemical similar to serotonin which gets released when you achieve something.

So being stressed is not good in any circumstances.

And wasting your time watching crap television... getting angry at politicians and events out of your control or flitting your life away on Facebook is all eventually going to lead to you being more stressed.

More stress = less serotonin = not happy are you starting to see my point here?

My biggest advice for reducing stress is changing the way you perceive work and shifting your work life balance and I have written a lot on this and this is a good place to start.

Are you part of the 89% of people wasting their time at work?

The Horrible And The Miserable

In one of his most famous films Annie Hall Woody Allen explains to the lead actress Diane Keaton that he has a real pessimistic view of life.

He says there are two kinds of people the horrible and the miserable. 

The horrible is terminal cases people with no hope and the miserable he says is everyone else.

The punch line has a quirky positivity to it when you go through life you should be thankful that you are miserable.

I can only think this is why people watch shows like Coronation Street and Eastenders as it is so horrible that people think at least that is not me.

Still I would argue that if you are looking to live a wealthier life and it is these ultimately depressing programmes that you need to mark off your schedule first.

The time taken watching them and making you feel down and filling your head with negative scenarios of Phil Mitchell killing his fiftieth wife or the inevitable spectacle of Ian Beale being battered in one of his own deep fat fryers in a live episode these things are not good for you.

I know you do not want to hear it and it is the truth.

Mainstream media and entertainment the modern political circus and our addiction to social media are all not just drains on your time and they are biological affecting your ability to live a happy wealthier life.

Do you agree... disagree?

Have you any thoughts or comments you would like to share with me on what I have written?

I would love to hear from you.

Thank you and may you enjoy a Loving... Prosperous and Dynamic day!

Yours Sincerely

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