Physical touch is often misguided to believe that when people touch each other, it has to be some kind of sexual experience. This is never has been and never will be the case with humans.
Humans are always in need of physical touch, in fact, it is what drives to do almost anything at all. Once you have been neglected or deprived of physical human touch, you will realize just how lonely the world can be without it.
Yes, the other sense are also very important to your everyday life, however, physical touch proves to have the most positive results on the human psyche. Not only are you experiencing a bonding moment between you and someone else, but you are also releasing very important chemicals from your brain to the rest your body when you do so.
1. For Recovering
You need physical touch in order to recover from something traumatic that has happened to you. There is even such a thing known as therapeutic touch that has been practiced in massage, chiropractic methods, acupressure, and anything else that you can think of that involves humans touching each other for the sake of relieving stress. Even if you are still hurt and recovering from something so dramatic, allow yourself to experience other humans tending to your burden. You will feel weightless once you do so.
2. For Mental Health
As described in the above reason, physical touch can do a lot for people who are constantly thinking in a negative thought process. If you are a person who is just relentless with negative energy, experiencing physical touch from others can almost feel like as if they are installing their positive energy into your body. People can feel and sense all of the pain that you suffer just from touching your person. It’s almost like you exude or are tirelessly pouring negative feelings out of yourself. It does not have to be this way.
3. For Others
Physical touch can bring you so much closer to those around you, to the ones that really want to see you become successful person in life. This is how we can connect and understand each other is by letting ourselves be vulnerable with one another and trusting them with all of what makes us miserable. We connect to each other by experiencing each others blight, we can make it easy on each other by expressing ourselves through physical touch. You may not think that you would ever need such a thing but it can do wonders for your stress.
4. For Personal Needs
If you are able to express yourself in the right way, physical touch can get you exactly what you need in that moment in time. Just by placing your hand on someone’s shoulder while you are speaking to them almost forces their eyes to stay on yours. Your hand present on their person makes them know that you are wanting nothing but their attention. If you have troubles talking to people and or expressing yourself, try physical touch the next time you communicate with someone.
5. For Communication
Body language has proven to be one the most important languages in the entire world. So universal in so many ways, we often underestimate the power of body language. It is important that we convey what our intentions are through our body language as well as physical touch. For instance, giving someone a hug. Your body language demonstrates that you want them to feel safe, wanted, loved, etc. and they will feel exactly those emotions all from your body language.
If you are not a person who prefers to be touched by others, perhaps now is the time for you to give it a try. There are a variety of ways that you can go about getting your daily dose of physical touch, if you are not already in a romantic relationship, you can also find it through your friends and family. Physical touch plays a very important role in everyday life, avoiding it would be a very silly decision.
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