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The Science of Happiness
July 21, 2016
Science behind the happinessThe Science Of Happiness


According to Abraham Lincoln “Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be” And I couldn’t agree more. We have more to do with our state of mind than we think.

I’m not saying that you have to smile every time to encourage yourself to be at ease in problematic situations. Or to laugh incessantly until the bad feeling is gone. No, nothing like that in here. What I’m saying is, it can be done and you can practice it. And you can use your body to help you achieve that level of happiness to help you get through the day.

Have you noticed that whenever you feel sad, your emotions get so welled up that you tend to be highly sensitive about a certain situation which in general is actually nothing? Or what about a time, when you feel so happy upon waking up that nothing can ruin your day not even a friend with a bad mood?

This reaction is brought about by our response to our environment and how much value we give to it. Because in reality, in times of both sadness and happiness we are unguarded and vulnerable. We don’t say to ourselves “Okay, today I’m ready to laugh at any joke I will hear from anybody”. Then we puff out our chest, smile our widest smile and face the world. We don’t do that. Nor do we face the crowd to cautious to make a mistake to avoid uncalled for criticisms, right?

But, we can do something about it, and that’s the best thing.

Our bodies, like machine, works in synergy with our thoughts and emotions. And whatever the brain thinks, the emotions follows therefore the body shows it.

So how can we stay happy and not be too affected with what’s going on around us?

It’s simple.

We make up our minds to do it and once we have that mental picture of what we want then we make our bodies do it.

Based on studies, there are activities which can boost hormones in our body responsible for happiness. These hormones in combination are known as endorphin.

Endorphin is responsible for several functions of the body such as sleep – wake pattern, reaction and sensitivity to pain, response to stress, fatigue, sex, and anxiety.

The right amount of endorphin in the bloodstream can help you think clearly and better. This also contributes to having a positive outlook in life thus the feeling of “Happiness” and a lack of endorphin contributes to “Sadness”.






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    1. Mikel said on May 4, 2016

      Good stuff to read. In scenarios of great sorrow and grief, how can a person make him self think to be happy?

      • Indu said on May 4, 2016

        I support your query, we all want to be happy but I do not know how to teach my mind to keep myself happy.

        • We need stay happy at all time. I agree that there are times when you feel you are not happy, but at that time you should think and look for the stuffs that make you happy and this way you can overcome your sadness.

      • It takes practice really. I used to be very pessimistic about a lot of things it boils down to all the prejudices we’ve had in the past. But if you take it one at a time, you can help yourself break things down to good and bad then try to focus more on the good tht you’ve come up with

    2. suny said on May 4, 2016

      I agree, it is one of those motivational posts I like to read and write myself. In fact, I am working as professional motivator therefore I understand the true value of your words about happiness!

    3. A very inspiring post…Keep up the good work!

    4. Thanks guys.. In all things, we should try to be happy; it should be our main goal instead of acquiring more riches or fame. Happiness in its true form is simple. Be healthy, be free, and be yourself.

    5. The science of happiness is nothing but positive human thought and nothing else negative thoughts mar human peace of mind and soul. The phrase “the science of happiness” refers to a new field of social science called positive psychology.

      Contrary to popular belief, it is not “positive thinking” or self-help, but a broad empirical field of research and application worldwide. According to one of its pioneers Chris Peterson, simply put, positive psychology is the study of those things that make life worth living.

      The science of happiness came about through the evolution of psychology. Its key co-founders are psychologists Dr. though it has roots in many disciplines, including emotion research, moral psychology, humanism, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the humanities, especially philosophy.

      The field of positive psychology operates from the premise that we ought to acknowledge both the light and the dark sides of life. It focuses on positive elements of life such as character strengths, positive emotion, resilience, purpose, positive relationships, and creative achievement. It strives to create healthy institutions, joyful and engaged individuals, and flourishing communities.

    6. sure with practice you do all and any waht you want, just insist on what you like and you will reach there
      what you like should be what you plan to do and never give up, individuals are different and the way they process things and leaning new habits are not the same too, buy joyful thoughts should be always in your mind and heart, do not ever hurt your self or others with thinking that you an not do anything, strive to do what you like


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