I learnt about this in my psychology units :)
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That’s why I write better poetry at night :)
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Smiling: Natural Happiness Drug
Whether you’re sad, irritated, angry, frustrated, or miserable - try smiling.
Because seriously, smiling makes you feel better. Well, it does for me, anyway.
There’s science behind it, too! When you smile the muscles in your face get pulled - even if the smile is fake - and this muscular activity triggers something in the brain that releases endorphins, which make you feel better. Sometimes the smile may start off forced, but it’ll turn into a natural smile when the endorphins kick in.
Some days I walk around with a smile on my face all day, and it’s on those days that nothing phases me - nothing can bring me down.
Seriously, I dare you to try it.
At least once.
"People believe that future events in a random process will be affected by past events."
"Our pain over losing a certain amount is usually greater than the pleasure we feel after gaining the same amount."
Strategies for Problem Solving
Have you ever left something to ‘incubate’ in your mind, and come back to it later?
It is thought that this process of incubation produces good results for problem solving, because you forget incorrect ideas that may have been blocking the path to a correct solution.