• A Hug Is A Wonderful Gift To Share

    Posted on September 21, 2012 by Lola Kristiani in Health & Beauty.

    Hugging may sound like the simplest thing to do, but it is a powerful way to show each other that we care. It is also one simple treatment that is often over-looked and its been shown through scientific studies to be an effective “medicine” to keep our heart and mental health on target. Hugs certainly feel good, both on the giving and receiving. It expresses the values of love, happiness, approval, gratitude and forgiveness. It transfers energy and gives the person you hugged an emotional lift. Affectionate body language like hugging can say far more than words ever can, and in fact most of what we communicate comes from signals that aren’t verbal.

    A hug is: an expression of the love in our heart for ones who we wish, never to be apart.

    A simple act of affection goes a long way in keeping your relationship happy and healthy. For long-term couples especially, you can often forget how much it means to be hugged.

    A strong, healthy relationship can be one of the best supports in your life. Good relationships improve all aspects of your life, strengthening your health, your mind, and your connections with others. Physical contact can strengthen our relationships. We reinforce close bonds with hugs, kiss, and hand holding. In an intimate relationship, it is always a good idea to give a hug rather than a kiss when first seeing one another. There are more points of contact in a hug, so more points of connection.

    Cuddles and affection are incredibly important to your relationship. They make you feel emotionally connected to each other, and when we’re under so much stress in our daily lives that’s really important. Stop hugging and you might lose that special intimacy and forget how good it can make you feel.

    A hug is: a comfort place to feel safe and warm, when you feel those arms holding you, you are home.

    Have you hugged your child today?

    I mean really ‘a hug’, not just playfully tickled or kissed on the cheek. Have you held your kid close to your heart for few moments so he feels your love without you having to say a word?  Make hugging your child a daily ritual. This ritual is not just for the kid but it’s for you too. Tired from your household work, and coming back home from the tiring office work, hug your child for few seconds or minutes, you will realise what it does to your mind. Hug your kid. Our kids need our guidance and our love.

    We may prepare food for our children, drive them around, take them to the movies, buy them toys and treats, but nothing registers as deeply as a simple squeeze, cuddle, or pat on the back. There is no greater reassurance of their lovability and worth than to be affectionately touched and held. By giving our kids appropriate physical contact, we send them into the world with renewed inner strength to cope with the multitude of challenges they’ll daily face. Hug your children and let them know how much they mean to you. Express your love and affection often and clearly.

    A hug is: a powerful supplement for your soul. It can always hold us up when life gets us down & makes us smile, instead of frown.

    Hugging is a miracle medicine that can relieve many physical & emotional problems.

    Everybody likes to get a hug once in awhile. It will make both of you feel good. Hugs are meant for anyone. That always warms the heart, and make people feel that they are loved. Being able to let out the pain and release the tension by crying is a very natural thing and a hug is also. We all need some help sometime, and a hug can be the help we need. If someone is sad or lonely, a hug will show that you care, and  you are ready to listen. By hugging someone, you actually  remind them that you care about them and support them. Hugs make people feel that they are loved.

    A hug is: a greeting when we meet to say hello, or to say goodbye when we have to go.

    A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more.

    You might have a lot of friend, but how many do you really know? Friendships is a crucial element in protecting our mental health. We gain in various ways from different friendships. We may talk to friends in confidence about things we wouldn’t discuss with our families. Our friends may annoy us, but they can also keep us going. We need to talk to our friends and we want to listen when our friends want to talk to us. Our friends can keep us grounded and can help us get things in perspective. It is worth putting effort into maintaining our friendships. Friends can be a big help to cope with the problems that life throws at us. People with smaller social networks, find it more difficult to manage social situations.

    Healthy eating and regular exercise are the most commonly cited ways to improve your health, but according to research hugging can also help. Hugs, like chocolate, promote feelings of happiness, which translates into oxytocin being released in our brain. A hug can break the language barrier and make the dullest day seem merrier.

      For all of this beauty, a hug is free. It cost nothing, yet means so much!! So have you had your hug for today??

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