There are two types of people in the world, those who love to share hugs, and those who don’t. Regardless of which one we consider ourselves, it is undeniable that the power of hugs comes with many amazing benefits, from helping us bond with those around us to relieving our stress and even improving our public speaking skills.
- Hugs are great to communicate our feelings. One of the greatest benefits of hugs is that it can help us communicate our feelings in a way that words just can’t. Whether we are congratulating someone for an achievement or mourning the loss of a loved one, hugging is a great way to share our feelings in those situations.
- Hugs can keep you from having stress-related illnesses. Nowadays, more and more people suffer from stress caused by either our jobs, our economic situation, or any other aspect of our life. As a result, there are many illnesses that come from high levels of stress, and hugging can help us reduce the likelihood of getting sick and suffering from several illnesses.
- Hugs can help you feel more confident when speaking in public. Speaking in public can be a nerve-wracking task for many, but several studies have shown that receiving a hug from a loved one before performing can help us lower our heart rate while we give a presentation.
- Hugs help you deepen interpersonal relationships. The “cuddle hormone”, also known as oxytocin, is a hormone that is strongly linked to trust, devotion, and bonding. Recent studies have shown that hugging is a great way to naturally release oxytocin in our brain, which helps us create deeper and stronger interpersonal relationships.
“I have learned that there is more power in a good strong hug
than in a thousand meaningful words.”