Want to feel relaxed, happy, and confident? Lets learn about serotonin in the brain - the “happy neurotransmitter”
Serotonin is crucial to well-being. An imbalance can lower your mood state and disrupt your mental, emotional, and physical health
Lets learn about serotonin, a chemical produced in the brain for several important functions. It is the mood chemical, and elevated serotonin elevates a person’s sense of well-being; hence the importance of laughter.
Depleted serotonin results in a lowered mood state, also impaired thinking and impaired sleeping. Serotonin is one of the chemicals that prepare the body for sleep according to the person’s sleep cycle. Significant fluctuations result in altered sleep patterns. Any stressed person knows this!
Serotonin is one of the brain’s neuro-transmitters, needed to enable electrical impulses to jump across neurons in the brain, which is thought. When you are feeling down, the lowered serotonin in your brain results in the jumping coming to a halt, resulting in the brain feeling blocked or stuck or foggy.
Explained simply, the electrical impulses then simply cycle in the area of the brain where they have just been, resulting in recurring thought, or dwelling. The ruminations are always about something negative, which results in the further production of adrenalin, and so the cycle of anxiety or obsessive thinking is set up, with debilitating consequences.
Self-esteem and stress (negative emotion) operate as counterweights. As stress rises self-esteem decreases, and vice versa. This is the biological cause of lowered self esteem—as serotonin lowers, thinking becomes even more inaccurate and irrational and you are unable to inject positiveness about yourself or your situation into your brain.
From inside the brain, your perspective has become your reality. Without proper intervention you may ultimately become depressed. It is very difficult to “cheer up” a person who is feeling depressed, as his reality literally is an altered view of the world. Your ‘inner voice’ has gained control over your appraisal.
Lets learn about serotonin levels in your brain is one of the most important steps in rebuilding your relationship.
When you’re trying to fix your relationship but your emotions are out of control, you will always end up fighting. It’s time to get some professional help.
You can change this today.
I can help you to:
- Grow your emotional skills – emotional skills are far more important than any functional skill in achieving a high level of peace and calm within oneself.
- Know your emotional style – your emotional style effects how you react in emotional situations.
- Understand your emotional brain – learn how your brain effects your personal emotions.