Let’s face it… We could all use a little happiness boost these days.
2020 has been so disorienting and stressful that truly feeling happy can feel downright impossible at times.
But I promise, it IS possible—and in ways you might not expect.
In fact, you can enjoy a little happiness right now—safely and naturally.
All you need to do is flip your “happiness switch.” And today, I’ll show you how to do just that.
Unfortunately, Americans are constantly bombarded by subliminal messaging, trying to convince us that material things are the key to happiness.
A new, shiny watch can elevate your status. A seductive fragrance can help you find insatiable romance. The right jeans can give you that confidence you’ve been craving.
And for the short-term, they might be right.
Acquiring new “stuff” triggers a little bit of the euphoric chemical called dopamine. (You might have heard it called a “shopper’s high.”) But the thing is, after the novelty wears off, so does the euphoria.
What we label as “happiness” in these cases is really just a small hit of a feel-good chemical.
But if you want real, lasting happiness, you have to look beyond external things. Because true happiness is literally within you—and you can access it anytime you want. The key is in activating a specific bodily system.
Fortunately there are all-natural ways we can use our bodies to feel good—like exercising and slow, deep breathing.
And I encourage you to do those things. (You might be surprised at how much a few minutes each day can help!)
But if you really want to increase your happiness—and your health—I recommend trying vagus nerve stimulation (VNS).
This technique is one of the best ways to strengthen vagal tone. And when your vagal tone is strong, the positive effects ripple into better mental and physical health.
You can stimulate your vagus nerve and, in turn, strengthen vagal tone simply by singing, chanting, or humming along to your favorite song. Most times, that can be enough stimulation to release a cascade of happiness-inducing chemicals throughout your body. These “feel-good” chemicals include:
And if you want to take your happiness to the next level, I suggest combining this physical boost of “feel good” chemicals with a very simple, but very specific, mindset shift…
From my experiences over the years, I’ve found that perceiving happiness as a goal to achieve is an unhelpful and potentially damaging thought pattern.
Here are a few examples of what I mean:
In this type of thinking, your happiness is determined by events in the future that may or may not work out the way you hoped.
Instead, I suggest thinking of happiness as a result of consistent, aligned thoughts and actions in the present.
“Aligned to what?” you might ask…
To the closely held values about how you live your life.
For example, if you believe that it’s important to be a kind, compassionate, and helpful person, then actually behaving in those ways toward someone else immediately creates feelings of well-being, purpose, and happiness in that very moment.
For some people, this is an instant joy-booster—chemically, emotionally, and even spiritually. (I know it is for me!)
Plus, this type of thinking and behavior can also unlock those same “feel-good chemicals” I mentioned earlier, so combining it with VNS gives you a double dose of happiness.
The bottom line is that lasting happiness is a result of two main things:
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