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Brain chemicals • Neurotransmitters affecting A few thoughts on work life-balance

Brain chemicals • Neurotransmitters affecting A few thoughts on work life-balance

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Brain chemicals
• Neurotransmitters affecting happiness
– dopamine makes you do things: short-term reward,
highly addictive
– serotonin is related to pride, feeling important, joint
achievement
– oxytocin relates to trust, kindness
• Stress hormone: cortisol
– inhibits oxytocin
– is bad for your body, physically as well as mentally

Brain chemicals
• Neurotransmitters affecting happiness
– dopamine makes you do things: short-term reward,
highly addictive
– serotonin is related to pride, feeling important, joint
achievement
– oxytocin relates to trust, kindness
• Stress hormone: cortisol
– inhibits oxytocin
– is bad for your body, physically as well as mentally

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