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International Day of Happiness

There are four major chemicals in the brain that influence our happiness (DOSE):

  1. Dopamine – normally thought of as the happiness chemical. In fact, it is actually involved more with anticipation than the actual “happiness” feeling.
  2. Oxytocin - makes us feel empathy which helps us feel close and bonded to others when it is released. Social interaction releases oxytocin that leads to happiness.
  3. Serotonin – if you are in a good mood, serotonin is present. 80% of serotonin exists in the gut and is governed by your state of hunger.
  4. Endorphins - help you “power through” pushing farther and harder to reach your goals.

Experiences that release the DOSE neurochemicals make us happy, which makes us want more of the same.

Here is your pension DOSE:

  • D is for death benefits. As well as providing an income in retirement, a pension will also provide a benefit on death. Make sure that your nomination form is up to date.
  • O is for old pensions. Do not lose track of pensions that you have from previous employers. Make sure that the pension scheme has your current address
  • S is to avoid scams. If anyone calls you about your pension, hang up. Always call the people, like The Pensions Advisory Service, that you want to talk to about your pension.
  • E is for equipping yourself with the questions that you need to ask yourself or others to make the most out of your pension. We at The Pensions Advisory Service can give you those questions.
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