Power of Hugging. Hug it out.
Hugs are the most universal expression of greeting. But do we realize how powerful a hug can be? Research proves hugs help alleviate stress, anxiety, and depression. Several studies suggest that hugging can help reduce blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. At times, all it takes is one hug to transform an individual. A selfish person can change into a caring, others-focused person.
As we start the yearly journey into the holiday season, it becomes hard for so many people, myself included. Hugs can instantly boost oxytocin levels, which heal feelings of loneliness, isolation, and anger.
If possible, plan a get away with friends or love ones. Research continues to show that hugging someone releases dopamine in the brain, which is known as the pleasure hormone given that is often associated with prompting feelings of happiness. So remember to hug it out.