Are you getting enough hugs each day? Do you know how important it is to your health?
Physical contact is so important to our health and wellbeing. My daughter is 29 now and I love her more now than ever. However, she’s not a huggy type of person, never has been.
She does know how much they mean to mean and so she humors me. On Saturday I decided to pop in and say “Hi” where she works. Her beautiful face lit up when she saw me and she immediately asked for a hug – she was feeling down. It was the best hug in the world. She thanked me for popping in and it got me thinking just how vital hugs are to me and now I know, her too.
Here are just a few of my reasons.
Hugs help you be in the present moment.
Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal negative feelings. Hug for longer and your serotonin levels will rise, making you feel happier.
Hugs strengthen the immune system. One way is the gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates our solar plexus chakra which stimulates the thymus gland. This regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease free.
Hugging relaxes our muscles.
Hugs teach us how to give and receive. Love flows both ways because there is equal value in receiving and giving a hug.
Hugs build trust and make you feel safe which helps with honest communication.
How many hugs do you experience each day? Would you like more? I’d love to hear so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.