The Happiness Hit: Why Celebrating "Wins" is Essential for Confidence and More {Re-Release} - Ep 52

La Vida Más Chévere de Childfree Latinas

Dec 26 2023 • 17 mins

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Want more confidence? Hack your brain!

While brain hacking sounds mysterious (if not illegal—and painful!), it's simply the latest way to describe an effective neuroscientific method that rewards you with a “hit” of the happiness (or pleasure) hormone, dopamine. You can harness this to increase your motivation, which then fuels your confidence and can positively impact your creativity, and even productivity.

How do you access it? By recognizing your own progress, or what I call “celebrating your wins.”

Is it really that simple? Yes! But how? Because when you recognize and celebrate your progress, your brain releases dopamine, aka the pleasure hormone. It works for babies, but we’ve forgotten this “one simple trick” as adults.

This re-released episode was originally titled 3 Epic Reasons to Celebrate Your Wins. Voted on by Substack subscribers as the last episode of the year because they wanted to finish 2023 strong! You can too by listening to this episode for the 3 key takeaways:

  1. what's happening in your brain when you celebrate
  2. how depriving yourself of these celebrations hurts you
  3. why doing this regularly keeps you motivated and excited to get what you want

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To get the full show notes, and an episode transcript, go to PauletteErato.com/shownotes. This is episode 52.

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