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16th September, 2023

Often called the “happy hormone,” dopamine results in feelings of well-being.

Interacting with the pleasure and reward centre of our brain, dopamine — along with other chemicals like serotonin, oxytocin, and endorphins — plays a vital role in how happy we feel.

In addition to our mood, dopamine also affects movement, memory, and focus.

A primary driver of the brain’s reward system, it spikes when we experience something pleasurable.

Praise for a good job done? You’ll get a dopamine hit.

Dopamine plays a critical role in mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing & how we feel pleasure.

It’s a big part of our unique human ability to think and plan. It helps us strive, focus, and find things interesting.

Our body spreads it along four major pathways in the brain. Like most other systems in the body, you don’t notice it or maybe even know about it until there’s a problem.

When dopamine is released in large amounts, it creates feelings of pleasure and reward, which motivate you to repeat a specific behaviour.

In contrast, low levels of dopamine are linked to reduced motivation and decreased enthusiasm for things that would excite most people.

Dopamine levels are typically well-regulated within the nervous system. When these levels get dysregulated, you may develop a mood disorder.

Too much or too little of it can lead to a vast range of health issues.

For me, the weekend is the best time to catch up on my Dopamine Levels. Over time, I have realised that catching up on my sleep, time in the Sun, doing things like reading & writing which gives me pleasure, family time, listening to good music work best to increase my Dopamine Levels & get me ready for the days ahead & to face any challenge.

This weekend, Work on regulating your Dopamine Levels & stay blessed forever.