Yes! When we are happy we naturally improve the mood of anyone with whom we interact. We are carefree, compassionate and fun to be around.
Picture a happy friend and you will automatically start smiling. It is contagious.
Smile away! Happiness also boosts your immune system and helps you recover faster from stress. A great mood impacts all areas your career and your love life. Happy women get better performance reviews, have more prestigious jobs and earn higher salaries.
A study at a research institute in Vienna found that after 20 minutes of TM, there was a significant increase in the 5-HIAA serotonin metabolite. Even before they practised TM, the levels of the TM group were already twice as high as the control group, indicating a long-term permanent increase.
Bujatti, M. and Riederer, P. Serotonin, noradrenaline, dopamine metabolites in Transcendental Meditation technique. Journal of Neural Transmission 39: 257–267,1976.