Happiness – A Conscious Focus.

I’m going to share a tiny tip with you that I gleaned a long time ago and has come in handy for me. What you concentrate on manifests. Gratitude exercises encourage your mind to think more positively, which has intriguing physical effects. Gratitude and optimistic thinking practices change the chemical makeup of your brain. That’s true. You can control the release of specific hormones and neurotransmitters that affect how you feel physically and psychologically by focusing on thankfulness and happiness. Let’s examine how that functions.

More Feel-Good Hormones 

Dopamine and serotonin, two “feel good” hormones, are released when we concentrate on happiness and thankfulness. The warm fuzzy feelings are brought on by these two neurotransmitters. There are additional methods to obtain them, such as exercise and chocolate. But who wouldn’t want to supplement these potent antidepressants with something as straightforward as expressing and receiving gratitude? This emphasizes the idea that happiness is something you can choose for yourself. And it goes beyond a simple mental exercise. The ratios of hormones and neurotransmitters in your body and brain change when you put your attention on the positive, try to be more appreciative and happy and focus on your thoughts.

In summary, cultivating thankfulness and the associated sense of contentment are effective treatments for sadness and anxiety that frequently outperform prescription medications without the adverse side effects.

Fewer Stress Hormones 

Stress hormones like adrenaline, cortisol, and others are released by the body in response to anxiety or fear. That may or may not be a good thing. It makes you run more quickly when you need to get away from someone or when you are hit by an automobile. When it’s a reaction to something that isn’t dangerous to your physical safety, it works against you and deprives you of your health and welfare, like filing your taxes or stressing over what your coworker thinks of you.

Stress hormones damage your heart and can cause weight gain, despair, anxiety, and other negative emotions. You are aware that you should make every effort to lessen your level of stress, and it turns out that cultivating an attitude of thankfulness and optimism is one of the most effective approaches. Decide to be happy, and you will improve your mental and physical health.

So what’s the final word? When you are conscious of all the blessings in your life for which you are grateful, you can develop pleasure by learning to appreciate all the good, even when surrounded by the negative. Stop awaiting the ideal situation or the ideal person. Don’t hold off on finding happiness. Embrace joy right now at this time. And to help you get there, practice thankfulness.


  1. Martha on July 4, 2022 at 10:27 am

    I am so grateful for all my blessings and everyone around me. I find it’s so much easy to be positive instead of negative. Happy 4th to you!

    • Paul on July 6, 2022 at 11:32 pm

      That is nice to hear, Martha! Always look for the good things around us.

  2. Lisa on July 4, 2022 at 11:01 am

    Gratefulness lifts your energy vibration. If we can gratefulness in the smaller things, it changes our perspective. Thanks for the insights

    • Paul on July 6, 2022 at 11:29 pm

      You are welcome, Lisa. Let us be grateful even for small things.

  3. Tamara on July 4, 2022 at 11:18 am

    I so agree with this!
    Sometimes when I’m annoyed I need to tell myself “I chose happiness”, because frankly life is too short to worry about things that won’t be relevant as early as next week, tomorrow even.
    I love that chocolate got a mention in this post, too. An extra boost of feel good hormones can never hurt, right?

    • Paul on July 6, 2022 at 11:26 pm

      I am glad you enjoyed our post, Tamara. Yes, we can choose happiness even if there are things that annoy us. We should also remember that there are things we do not have control over, no matter how mad and annoyed we get. So chose positivity.

  4. Samantha T on July 4, 2022 at 5:48 pm

    Thanks for the wonderful post Paul. I am trying to be more thankful and grateful for all things big or small. I also find reading and repeating some positive affirmations in the morning helps set a more positive start to the day.

    • Paul on July 6, 2022 at 11:22 pm

      That’s true, Samantha. Always start your day with a positive mind. I am glad you liked our post.

  5. Julie on July 4, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    I find myself saying thanks for each day at bedtime as I start to fall asleep. I do believe in gratitude and manifestation. Recently I started using the “I am” app for affirmations as well. Have a wonderful day!

    • Paul on July 6, 2022 at 11:20 pm

      Have a wonderful day as well, Julie! That is so nice to know that you have been practicing gratitude before bedtime. Stay well. Stay positive.

  6. Kebba Buckley Button on July 4, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Paul, this is a great piece of writing! I live in my gratitude and my relationship with the Divine, and the rest is detail.

    • Paul on July 6, 2022 at 7:43 am

      Hi Kebba! Glad to know you are living in gratitude as well. Stay well!

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