Happiness is largely a chemical experience. Happiness is made in the brain by 4 main chemicals: serotonin (the mood chemical), dopamine (the reward chemical), oxytocin (the love hormone) and endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers).
Each chemical is released by your brain to help evoke sensations of pleasure and satisfaction. They also help control stress and anxiety.
Here’s what you can do to increase these happy brain chemicals.