Hugs that last over twenty seconds, release a chemical in your body called “Oxytocin”, which makes you trust the person you’re hugging more.
“We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth” - Virginia Satir, family therapist
Hugging someone is a way of showing that we care, and for both the hugged and hugger, it feels good. When growing up, we are very sensitive to touch. We recognize our parents initially through sense of touch.
Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts like a hormone and helps promote trust. It’s released in the body when we feel safe. This could be through breast-feeding (when we’re little), holding hands, snuggling, dancing with someone, during a massage or body work out or things that generally make us feel at ease. Hugging is definitely one of the things that make us release oxytocin.
There are so many positives of breathing. Breathing detoxifies and releases toxins by exhaling oxygen from your body that has been converted to carbon dioxide. It releases mental tension by allowing more oxygen to flow into the body. It also relaxes the mind and body and increases thought clarity. For parts of the body that feels tense or tight, try to concentrate your breathing into those places. It also helps build the immune system by providing more oxygen that replenishes your blood. Most importantly, because it keeps you alive.
do you ever just want to go outside in the middle of the night and walk around and not actually do anything just observe and think and stuff