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1.According to modern neuroscience, psychology and behavioural science there are various chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters which are responsible for pleasure, Joy and happiness.
2.Happiness is the most beautiful and wonderful experience and state of mind, body and soul.
“There is no time to be happy than now!”. Now lets me discuss and explore individual components of happiness.
3.There are three components of happiness.They are pleasure,joy and bliss.
-Pleasure is a type of happiness where we can say that an external factor is responsible for happiness and it’s short-lived. E.g. listening 🎧 to music, reading, writing etc are examples of pleasure.
- Joy is one where both external and internal factors are responsible for happiness. For example, listening to music is a pleasure and composing music to please other’s is joy. Reading is a pleasure for me but to please and inform other’s my writing is joy. Service to mankind and philanthropic services are a very good and nice example of joy.
- Bliss- It’s a state of absolute happiness and no external factor is required for happiness. For example, happiness experienced and feel after deep meditation, spiritual practices.
Now let me discuss, explore and highlight various neurotransmitters which are responsible and required for pleasure, joy and bliss.
4.Dopamine and serotonin are important to brain chemicals which are required for pleasure.They are released during a short sensual experience like listening to your favourite music on headphone or dabbing perfume on your body or driving your car.
5.The neurotransmitters which are responsible for joy are vasopressin, prolactin and oxytocin. These chemicals are also responsible for intimacy and social bonding. The best example that can I give is “An infant in the lap of the mother” OR Reading an inspirational write up is a matter of pleasure for me but designing and composing such a piece of work is a matter of joy for me.
6.Now, this is about pleasure and joy but the story doesn’t end here. Now, I will going to highlight the highest level of happiness, i.e bliss. It is achieved after deep meditation, spiritual practices and yoga. The most important, essential and indispensable neurotransmitter for this is endorphins, GABA(Gama aminobutyric acid), endocannabinoids.
Now I will go to discuss and highlight specific actions and activities through which these chemicals are modulated and secreted in our body.
7.Whenever you do light exercise like walking, running, Gymnasium, swimming or aerobics there is the release of a chemical known as BDNF ( Brain-derived neurotrophic factors). BDNF promotes neuronal regeneration. Exercise during morning hours also reduces the level of the stress hormone cortisol.
Next important chemical which is essential for good and sound sleep is melatonin.Today in this world of internet revolution we people are using our cellular phone till late night while chatting on various social networking sites. Scientific research and publication in various scientific journals now confirm and proves that such usage of technology before sleep hour reduces the secretion of melatonin due emission of blue light from our devices. Recommendation and possible actions – in your mobile setting just change the emission of blue light after 8:00 pm,
Digital detox or no focus on traffic university after a certain time ( Decide and design the strategy according to your feasibility).
Various activities and task that we can inculcate in our life to regulate and modulate the transmission of these neurotransmitters are following.
-Do regular exercise, practice pranayam( deep breathing exercise),meditation on a daily basis.
-Help people by whatever means you can.
-Practice Gratitude as soon as you get up in early morning hours( Gratitude means thanking God, people and situations around you which help you to reach the present destination)
-Reading a book or autobiography of learned and successful people which help you to boost your morale.
“Reading of all good book is like talking with the finest man of the centuries” – Rene Descartes
-Learn new skills and cultivate your hobby
This is my opinion and thinking about happiness, pleasure, joy and bliss in this beautiful and wonderful journey of life. Can you tell me what’s your opinion and thinking about it…?
Ok bye for now and Have a nice day ahead 🌹🌹🌹
Dr Prakash ❤
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