The most important thing in life is to enjoy it – to be happy. It is all that matters

Audrey Hepburn

All you need to do is increase your DOSE. DOSE – Dopamine, Oxytocin, Serotonin, Endorphin – in your brain are known as the “happiness hormones”. Happiness Hormones are responsible for biochemical processes that can result in being satisfied after a workout or just completing your To-Do list. In reality, every type of emotion is a chemical reaction. 

Dopamine: To achieve your goals

Dopamine is the ‘Achievement Hormone’ or ‘Molecule of More’. Due to “dopaminergic mind” Entrepreneurs are more creative. It is the reason why entrepreneurs tend to be original thinkers and problem solvers. 

It influences you to look out for rewards in achieving goals and the effort it takes to achieve them. 

So if you as an entrepreneur has set a target for yourself, try to break them into small weekly ones and try achieving the 1st one. 

Oxytocin: To increase trust and loyalty

Oxytocin is the ‘Attachment Molecule’. To increase this molecule, take time to help, cheer up or motivate people at your office. A couple of seconds of positive interactions are enough to trigger a short bubble of oxytocin. 

So, collaborate with people at your office and beat the blues that come from working alone. 

Serotonin: To become a better leader

Serotonin is the ‘Leadership Hormone’ and battles with your ‘Stress Hormone’ also known as Serotonin. Exposure to bright light, especially sunshine, is one way of increasing this. Saying ‘Thank You’ is another. 

It increases your sense of purpose. So, find out the purpose of your work. Like this, your Serotonin Levels will sustain over time and make you an effective leader.  

Endorphin: To stay determined and happy

Endorphin is the ‘Determination and Bliss Hormone’. This can be increased by including fun activities in your work. You can try going for a walk during a break, laugh until it hurts, and lastly eat lots and lots of dark chocolates.

Today’s Highlights :

A DOSE of these “Success Hormones” will keep you ahead of the game, leaving you more satisfied, efficient and happy. Optimism, High Energy, More Focus are some of the feelings which you’ll receive apart from happiness. 

How do you increase your DOSE?