No, I don’t mean chocolate!
On Sunday my boyfriend and I talked about how bored we were. It was a day to forget. Why do I write about this day then? Because of something my boyfriend said.
He started playing one of his favorite video games and he was happy.
And I? I was still in a bad mood. There was nothing that could lift my spirit. There was nothing to watch on TV, I already finished my book, I didn’t want to work out because I just ate lunch, the weather was too bad to leave the house, everything was uninteresting.
And then he said that I seem to lack in happiness hormones. Maybe he is right. Maybe my brain produces not enough happiness hormones. I don’t want to say that I’m miserable but most of the time my mood is somewhat indifferent. I can’t excite myself for anything. It’s so difficult to get out of this mood.
I looked up what you could do to boost your happiness hormones and besides sport, cuddling and sunlight, food is also important. For example, you could avoid coffee and diary products. There are foods which promote the production of happiness hormones like
- oat flakes
- seeds (sesame, quinoa, sunflower)
I certainly don’t eat these foods often enough and I don’t know if smaller quantaties would even make a difference. Of course, there is much science behind it and I’m surely not an expert. But maybe it’s a good sign that I address the problem and look for solutions.
Now please excuse me, I need to exercise and eat a banana 😉