We have all heard this before, “Happiness is an inside job.” Finding that happy place on the inside varies from day to day, some days being harder than others, some being easier. We have a “happiness hack” that uses science, a little heart, and one small daily action to kick start your happiness every day.
The best and easiest hack for your happiness is one small act of giving.
Yup – that’s it.
So what is one small act of giving? it is an action that shows compassion, gratitude, kindness. It can be done by volunteering, donating or taking action on social media. Any and all of these actions count as a daily give and it will “Hack your Happiness” – everyday.
“It doesn’t have to cost a dime, just a little time”
Here’s why giving will hack your happiness. Using scientific research, we have come up with an acronym to help us remember how our brain naturally responds to kind and generous actions. It is so important scientists state that our brains and bodies are built specifically for this. We call it your daily D.O.S.E of happiness.
Dopamine: Your brains “Feel good” chemical. You will be singing the song “I Feel Good” instantly!
Oxytocin: This is your “love” hormone. It like getting a great big free hug!
Serotonin: The brains neurotransmitters that translates your one small act of giving into feelings of happiness.
Endorphins: It’s just like the “runners high” but it’s called the “helpers high. You will be floating on cloud 9 in no time!
Here are some of our favorite gives that you can do no matter which stage you are in during COVID re-openings:
Doing one of these actions each day to hack your happiness is simple. You just have to start. Sign up for our daily giving ideas to get simple daily giving suggestions sent right to your inbox to kick start your day.
If you want a little bit more happiness support, join our global community to spread happiness all over the world! One give, one day at a time.