SAY GOOD BYE TO STRESS AND SAY HELLO TO SUCCESS
GOOD BYE STRESS / CORTISOL
Cortisol is a steroid hormone that is produced by the adrenal gland through signals from the hypothalamus and pituitary. It is produced in high amounts when a person is in “fight or flight” mode and when the body perceives that it is in danger (either physically or psychologically). According to our diurnal rhythm, the levels of cortisol in a healthy person will be highest in the morning (around 7 am) and lowest at night.
HELLO SUCCESS / ENDORPHINS / SEROTONIN /
When we ask ourselves what makes us happy, we often think of the circumstances, possessions, or people in our lives. In reality, happiness is largely a chemical experience. Four main neurochemicals, hormones, and neurotransmitters generated in the brain are fundamentally responsible for creating the sensations and emotions we've come to associate with happiness.
Endorphins are opioid neuropeptides, which means they are produced by the central nervous system to help us deal with physical pain. They also make us feel lightheaded, and even giddy at times. One non-painful (well, not too painful) way to induce endorphins is exercise. Endorphins are released after both aerobic and anaerobic exercise.
Exposure to bright light, especially sunshine, is one way to increase serotonin.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter often referred to as the “chemical of reward”. When you score a goal, hit a target, or accomplish a task, you receive a pleasurable hit of dopamine in your brain that tells you you’ve done a good job. But you can also get a natural dose of dopamine when you perform acts of kindness toward others.
Oxytocin is primarily associated with loving touch / HUGS and close relationships