This is the brain’s master chemical that is vitally important in how we function. It’s important for regulating our moods, eating patterns and habits, sleep, sexual behaviour and pain
If you produce too little then you may feel one of many of the following, depressed, anxious, irritable, abusive, craving sugar and carbs, have a short attention span, poor dream recall, regular and painful headaches, exhausted and reactive to name a few.
If you are producing enough you’ll feel hopeful, calm, good natured, loving, creative, sleep well, concentrate and be task focussed and not over eat carbohydrates.
A quick fix?
Get outside and get some sun and take a walk as a minimum or do some outdoor exercise.
Both oxygen and sunlight and vital in our bodies for building serotonin. If you work in an office take your lunch outside and get some fresh air. You’ll be a much nicer person in the afternoon.
If you work from home or stay at home with the kids, get outside and walk just the same. You’re no different — everyone likes a happy person.
No one likes a grump.