If you were to type the words “how to be happy” in a Google search bar, you would be hit with about 6,000,000,000 results in a mere 0.3 seconds! Yes, that is right, 6 trillion results with tips and tricks on how to be happy. So, you can go ahead and click on each link, read the article, and find happiness once you have completed your task, which will be in about 50 years! Better yet, you can walk to your kitchen, grab that favorite bottle of wine and pour yourself a glass!
Happy Brain Chemicals With Wine
Wine has been known to make people happy, and there are scientific reasons behind this phenomenon. Besides the fact that it is delicious, wine (more specifically, the alcohol in wine), stimulates the release of serotonin, dopamine, and opioid peptides. These naturally produced chemicals in your brain give you feelings that are similar to that of being rewarded. Being wine drunk makes you happy! Wine is the yummy equivalent of your boss saying “great job!” for the first time in ten years! It gives you a pleasurable, overall feeling of joy.
Happy Memories With Wine
Opening that bottle of wine to share among friends is how great memories are made, and that feeling of nostalgia can also trigger a connection between wine and happiness! That bubbly champagne you drank with your girlfriends in Mexico, that boastful red that filled your glass while you sat near the fireplace on a cold night reading your favorite book, or that crisp white that always signifies the start of summer; wine is often the drink of choice at gatherings with the ones you love.
Happy Celebrations With Wine
There is a reason why popping open a bottle of champagne and having it explode into the air is a celebratory act, instead of being looked at as making a total mess. It represents a job well done. It signifies the feeling of a victory and separates the winners from the losers. It is used to display a rush of excitement in celebration of finally getting that big promotion or marrying the man or woman of your dreams.
In some shape or form, wine is a part of many of our happy moments, making its appeal and popularity no surprise. Not to mention how the variety of wine flavor profiles makes it easy to find a favorite for everyone. Whether you love sweet, fruity wine or dry, spice-forward wine, the options for happiness are nearly endless.
Happy Life With Wine
As if being happy was not already enough reason to drink up, wine has also been the topic of research studies that have shown that wine could make you lose weight and reduce cognitive decline as you age. Win, Win! One important thing to remember is that moderation is key. When drank in moderation, the release of those happy chemicals in your brain will continue to occur, however, heavy drinking can lead to the opposite effects, causing feelings of anxiety and depression.
With some self-control, you can enjoy a variety of delicious wines and master the wine drunk happiness effect that comes as a result of that good ole serotonin! So, open that bottle of wine, pour yourself a glass, and make a toast to feeling happy!