“Give someone a hug, just because.”
I once heard that “scientists suggest that you need to experience at least eight hugs a day in order to feel happier and more content with life.” – Things you didn’t know.
When we hug, a chemical is released in our brain called Oxytocin. This is a powerful neurotransmitter. When this chemical is released it helps us trust each other more. I would go as far to say that hugs can help decrease the stress in our lives or relieve some of the stress we’re feeling.
One comment about this was that, ‘if it wasn’t so weird to hug, then I’d do it more’. If you feel like this too, I want to normalise that for you. Hugging is a vulnerable thing and feeling vulnerable is something a lot of us fear.
So there’s some thoughts for you about hugging and how hugging can help with your self care and looking after yourself. Try it today!
Take the journey this week.
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