A HUG A DAY: keeps the blues away
“It’s wonderful what a hug can do.
A hug can cheer you up when you’re down. A hug can say, “I love you so much” or “I hate to see you go.” A hug is “Welcome back.” and “Great to see you! Where have you been?” A hug can ease the pain of a small child And bring a rainbow after the rain. The hug, there is simply no doubt about it: we could hardly survive without it! A hug delights and warms and enchants; That may be why God gave us arms. Hugs are great for fathers and mothers, sweet for sisters, great for brothers; And chances are your favorite aunts love them more than potted plants. Kittens crave them, puppies love them, heads of state are not above them. A hug can break the language barrier and make your trip so much more fun. There is no need to worry about your store from them; The more you give, the more there are of them. So stretch out those arms without delay
And give someone a hug today!”
Most of us have some kind of difficulty expressing ourselves or we simply don’t share our feelings enough with the people around us. One way to enrich communication, and at the same time the best and sometimes even the worst of our lives, is to hug.
The hug has many forms of communication. Through hugs we can spread our unspoken language to the language of widest expression. The precious moments in life also take on new meaning when we add hugs to them.
These expressions of trust have also been misused. History says that one of the biggest misuses was when Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss. The talent of shaking hands is not always the most appropriate way to network. To get the whole body into action, it is better to share with a hug. Through hugs you learn to build deeper relationships. The more you know the “secrets” of hugging, the more you can get out of it!
Psychologists say that despite the hustle and bustle of juggling busy lives, buying Christmas presents, and entertaining family, one should always find some time for that all-important cuddle!
A survey revealed that two in three UK adults have a hug at least once a day. Scots are the most frequent huggers, with 26% of them hugging more than five times a day. Londoners are not far behind with 24% enjoying at least five strokes a day. However, the Welsh are not so touchy with such freedom, with 10% of respondents in Wales sadly never exchanging hugs.
The ways of hugging vary greatly. One of the traditional ways of embracing is to tie your arm around your partner’s shoulders, while your partner ties his arm around your waist.
To get more involved, one can tie both arms around their partner’s waist, and he or she can tie their arms around their partner’s shoulders. Participations can vary greatly. However, the most important fact in waiting is to perceive the situation one is in and to choose an appropriate waiting style on the situational basis. It is good to look for solidity and interaction in the hug. Traditional properties are often better than new ones. That’s because one is more familiar with them. To apply new possessions, practice is needed. Some new properties are “hamburger hug”, “group hug”, “offensive hug”, and “back hug”, for example.
The bear hug is ideal for two disproportionately sized people and to say “You’re great” or “You can count on me.” The bear hug is one of the hugs that is considered stronger. By gently squeezing the person who hugs you, one can instantly bring reassurance and affection. But people tend to use Bear Hugs when they are excited or when they want to show strong affection. Remember though, the best bear hugs require a moderate squeeze, not a suffocating one!
The A-Frame–Brief Hug is ideal for little-known relatives and situations that require a bit of formality. All hugs take place above the neck. This hug communicates courteous endearment or distant warmth. Great, especially among newly made friends and relatives.
The Cheek Hug is a tender hug that says “I’m sorry you’re disappointed”, or is ideal for sharing joy or greeting an elderly relative. Cheek Hug is used when there is a need to comfort someone or show affection. But this type of hug also allows us to keep our distance at the same time. The cheek hug can be used by anyone: elderly people who cannot hug tightly, people who are colleagues, acquaintances, and even friends and relatives.
The back hug is the perfect way to give someone support and affection, even if they’re busy doing a chore like washing the dishes! Receiving a hug from behind shows the recipient that there is someone who is always there for him or her, and is a way of expressing love and affection for that person, regardless of what is received in return.
The side-by-side hug is a common sight that we all see almost every day. Most of us have walked down the street locked in a side-to-side hug with someone. This casual hug allows us to show our affection for each other without being too intimate. It’s also a way to comfortably hug each other while doing other tasks like walking, sitting next to each other, and standing in line, for example.
The Heart-Centered Hug is one that everyone enjoys. A much-needed, intimate, slow-hearted hug can lift anyone’s spirits and is the perfect way to show family, friends and close associates how much you care!
Embracing is a wonderful tonic. In fact, the medical evidence is that a hug even causes the body to produce more oxytoxin, the “feel good” hormone. Research in the United States found that a 20-second hug a day makes a big difference between how happy and relaxed we are. That’s why people in a healthy relationship are happy and feel less stressed. In principle, it is better to hug lively and energetically. So have this peculiarly deep and valuable idea (not just a phenomenon) of embracing, indeed, and one can create warm and lasting relationships.
Hugging is amazing medicine. It transfers energy and gives the hugged person an emotional boost. Someone said somewhere, one needs four hugs a day to survive, eight to stay alive and twelve to grow. A hug makes one feel good. The skin is the largest organ we have and it needs a lot of care. A hug can cover a lot of skin and sends the message that you care. It is also a form of communication. He can say things for which one has no words. The best thing about a hug is that you usually can’t give one without receiving it.
You can’t wrap love in a box, but you can surely wrap a person in a hug. This 21, say “I care…” with a hug to those who are close. And a mile away, tell him with an electronic card. Celebrate HUG DAY.