What are brain chemicals?
Brain science is a triad of electrical (brain waves), architectural (brain structures) and chemical (neurochemicals) components working in concert to create a state of mind. The chemical elements are the information and feelings are transmitted through neurons. The brain this creates a chemical reaction in your brain.These neurochemicals are powerful drivers on the way we behave, which impacts on the way we communicate both how we speak and listen.
Gratitude is awesome, do you know that it does affect your brain at a biological level.
The practice of searching for gratitude matter’s most. It creates the same chemicals in the brain, that using such drugs as fluoxetine. Trying to think of things you are grateful for and focusing on the positive aspects of your life. The practice of gratitude increases serotonin. Serotonin is a chemical created by the human body that works as a neurotransmitter. 90% of serotonin production is in the gut-brain. Relationships are very important to your brain to increase its feeling of happiness.
Oxytocin is another neurochemical often coined the cuddle chemical. The powerful practice of touching makes you more persuasive, increases team performance, improve your flirting and boosts math skills. Touches like handshakes and pats on the back release oxytocin. It also reduces anxiety makes us feel more confident. Effective conversations create oxytocin, which expands our trust and increase our generosity. A want to create an ongoing connection with those you speak with.
Dopamine is a neurochemical that creates habit’s, it signals us to do that again. It fuels pleasure of anticipation, curiosity, our desire, and motivation. Feeling appreciated, it gives us a dopamine boost. Dopamine isn’t about the reward it is about the exploration the wanting and the good feeling. What do you do for Self-care?
How can we increase feeling good?
One of the natural drugs the brain creates produces the perception to reduce pain. The production of endorphins happens when we exercise, eat chocolate. Feeling emotionally and socially secure increases the production of endorphins. It maintains a pleasurable internal state.
GABA is another of the neurochemicals which we create connections. It is the most abundant inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. which means it slows, calms and decreases activity with some neurons. It makes us feel relaxed in our body and emotions. GABA is one of the major neurochemicals that brain cells use to communicate with each other. Also is so essential for feeling happy and relaxed, it’s been called “nature’s Valium.” You can include GABA-rich foods in your diet.
- Almonds, tree nuts
- Beef Liver
- Brown Rice
- Oats, whole grain