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As I sat in the park after my morning walk, My Friend came and slumped next to me. 

He had completed his 30-minute jog. We chatted for a while. He said he is not happy in life. 

I looked up at him sheer disbelief since he seemed to have the best of everything in life

“Why do you think so I asked my friend?” 

“I don’t know. Everyone tells I have everything needed, but I am not happy.”

Then I questioned myself, am I happy?  “No,” was my inner voice reply. Now, that was an eye-opener for me. 

I began my quest to understand the real cause of my unhappiness, I couldn’t find one. I dug deeper, read articles, spoke to life coaches but nothing made sense. At last my doctor friend gave me the answer which put all my questions and doubts to rest. 

I implemented those and will say I am a lot happier person.  

Doctor 👨‍⚕ said there are four hormones which determine a human’s happiness – Endorphins, Dopamine, Serotonin, and Oxytocin. 

It is important we understand these hormones, as we need all four of them to stay happy.

Let’s look at the first hormone the Endorphins. When we exercise, the body releases Endorphins. This hormone helps the body cope with the pain of exercising. We then enjoy exercising because these Endorphins will make us happy. Laughter is another good way of generating Endorphins. We need to spend 30 minutes exercising every day, read or watch funny stuff to get our day’s dose of Endorphins.

The second hormone is Dopamine. In our journey of life, we accomplish many little and big tasks, it releases various levels of Dopamine. When we get appreciated for our work at the office or at home, we feel accomplished and good, that is because it releases Dopamine. This also explains why most housewives are unhappy since they rarely get acknowledged or appreciated for their work. Once, we join work, we buy a car, a house, the latest gadgets, a new house so forth. In each instance, it releases Dopamine and we become happy. Now, do we realize why we become happy when we shop?

The third hormone Serotonin is released when we act in a way that benefits others. When we transcend ourselves and give back to others or to nature or to the society, it releases Serotonin. Even, providing useful information on the internet like writing information blogs, answering people’s questions on Quora or Facebook groups will generate Serotonin. That is because we will use our precious time to help other people via our answers or articles.

The final hormone is Oxytocin, is released when we become close to other human beings. When we hug our friends or family Oxytocin is released. The “Jhadhoo Ki Jhappi” (Cuddle) from Munnabhai (Indian Movie) does really work. Similarly, when we shake hands or put our arms around someone’s shoulders, various amounts of Oxytocin is released. Now, we can understand why we need to hug a child who has a bad mood.

*So, it is simple, we have to exercise every day to get Endorphins, we have to accomplish little goals and get Dopamine, we need to be nice to others to get Serotonin and finally hug our kids, friends, and families to get Oxytocin and we will be happy.*

*When we are happy, we can deal with our challenges and problems better*

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During a robbery in America, the bank robber shouted to everyone in the bank: “Don’t move. The money belongs to the State. Your life belongs to you.”Everyone in the bank laid down quietly. This is called “Mind Changing Concept” Changing the conventional way of thinking.When a lady lay on the table provocatively, the robber shouted at her: “Please be civilized! This is a robbery and not a rape!”This is called “Being Professional” Focus only on what you are trained to do!When the bank robbers returned home, the younger robber (MBA-trained) told the older robber (who has only completed Year 6 in primary school): “Big brother, let’s count how much we got.”The older robber rebutted and said: “You are very stupid. There is so much money it will take us a long time to count. Tonight, the TV news will tell us how much we robbed from the bank!”This is called “Experience.” Nowadays, experience is more important than paper qualifications!After the robbers had left, the bank manager told the bank supervisor to call the police quickly. But the supervisor said to him: “Wait! Let us take out $10 million from the bank for ourselves and add it to the $70 million that we have previously embezzled from the bank”.This is called “Swim with the tide.” Converting an unfavorable situation to your advantage!The supervisor says: “It will be good if there is a robbery every month.”This is called “Killing Boredom.” Personal Happiness is more important than your job.The next day, the TV news reported that $100 million was taken from the bank. The robbers counted and counted and counted, but they could only count $20 million. The robbers were very angry and complained: “We risked our lives and only took $20 million. The bank manager took $80 million with a snap of his fingers. It looks like it is better to be educated than to be a thief!”This is called “Knowledge is worth as much as gold!”The bank manager was smiling and happy because his losses in the share market are now covered by this robbery.This is called “Seizing the opportunity.” Daring to take risks!So who are the real robbers here?

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