Why Do Happy People Live Longer?

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

As fulfilling.

 

Oh…

 

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

Click here. Talk soon…

“Wood” (Would) People

People often tell me that they want to work up to training with me.

It’s weird, you know?

I mean people will sometimes call me up out of the blue and tell

Me about their life story before they inevitably end the conversation

With something like “…but I’m not ready yet…”

 

Now I get it, I’m not unreasonable.

Sometimes you think you’re ready, but then you’re not

But we’re talking about perpetually getting ready to get ready here.

Let’s talk about going from thinking about growing

To ACTUALLY growing

 

Imagine the mighty oak tree for a second

That tree started from an acorn.

Something so small, it could fit in the palm of your hand

 

 

It has to start underground.

It pushes through dirt, survives harsh conditions

 

Yet never complains once about the situation it’s in.

It just simply grows.

 

 

If it had time to think about what it could have, I’m sure

We’d see oak houses all over this planet

In fact, I’d be willing to bet that there’s some kind of planet

Out there where the trees live indoors and the people are trees.

 

IDK, but I’d like to think of myself as like those wood people

Because I believe that trees grow so tall and live so long because

Trees don’t judge each other or criticize themselves, they just grow.

 

I would like you to consider how much you would grow

If you simply believed it was possible.

 

If you knew a way that would always take those inner fears and 

Expose them to be the lies that they are as you smash your goals

While continuing to grow like a tree on fertilizer steroids.

 

There is a way and it’s simple, but not easy.

Like the mighty oak, we must simply decide that we are always 

Ready to grow to the next stage.

 

 I would like to invite you to contact me if you are ready to grow

I don’t charge anything, I’m just looking to help for right now. 

So if you are looking for a little perspective click here 

 

Jerry “oak man” Washington

 

P.S. Got wood? Ha I couldn’t resist. No, but seriously. 

There are a lot of people that talk about how they 

Could have, or should have, or are about to get to the next level

But they unfortunately get stuck (or maybe rooted) because of

Their excuses. Don’t be like those “would” people…ahhh I migh

Be on to something there…grow like a tree not like “would.” That

Could be a t-shirt TBC. 

 

PP.S.  If you’d like to continue this conversation with others online

Just click on this link for my private Facebook group. Project SELFFY

Talk soon…