In a word? Oxytocin
It controls happiness, inhibits addiction and
Boosts your immune system.
But let’s back up for a sec.
What is this Oxytocin and how can you
Make it in your basement? HA!
Well for starters, they don’t really have
An effective over the counter.
Oxytocin is a chemical made up by
The grey goo between your ears and
It only pops up when you, my friend
Are doing something that you identify
Yeah, believe me, if you could get a legit
Version of this stuff you could probably be
The biggest drug dealer, ehem…pharmacist
In the world.
The problem is, that many people mistaken
It with a chemical called dopamine.
Dopamine is released often times when we’re
In some sort of pain.
Like when you go for a long run or when
You exercise and you feel good afterward.
You are actually breaking your body down, but
To compensate, your brain releases dopamine
So you can feel better.
So what’s the big deal?
Why is it bad to confuse dopamine with oxytocin?
Well there are quite a few reasons, one is that
You don’t have to work very hard to get dopamine.
Just go for a run, lift some weights, maybe even
Drink a beer or two
But there is one very important reason why
You should consider trying to get your brain
Hooked on oxytocin, besides of course
The obvious living longer part…
Imma make this simple because it took me
Years to understand this, but in short
Dopamine is a “you” hormone and
Oxytocin is a “we” hormone.
What do I mean?
Well, simple. As I said before it’s
Pretty easy to get dopamine.
But to get oxytocin, you have to give.
The best way to have your gray matter
Start producing the chemical informally
Known as the “love hormone” is do the
Things that start relationships.
When you give, you take the first step
To communicating to someone that
Yes, you are open to giving and receiving.
You will find that the very act of giving
Creates a feel good cycle. As that cycle continues
Your oxytocin levels increase while your reliance
On dopamine goes down faster than
A hooker in Amsterdam.
There is much more to this of course
And I would like to discuss this more
With you, but I’m outta time.
So what you can do is join the conversation
Me and a few friends started where we’re
Talking about even more ways you can create
Real lasting happiness in your life.
Click the link below to join my private
Facebook group Project SELFFY
Jerry “happy to help” Washington
P.S. Another strike against dopamine is the after effects.
You can’t live on dopamine. To create it, your body draws
From your immune system and growth system.
Eventually, that get’s used up and you get sick.
Oh and I forgot, Cortisol, another hormone
Is present as well during times of stress
When your dopamine drops it’s still there so
Stresses hating your job, become like a poison drip
And will eventually kill you. Don’t let stress kill you.
Let’s talk about how we can help you live longer
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