Relationships

I'm so grateful for the people who don't give up on me

Below you will find six lesser known laws of gratitude that will have a significant impact on your life! Let us know your feedback in the comments below.

1. You don't need more than what you have.

This doesn't apply to people who don't have enough to survive, that is food, shelter, and clean water, but chances are, if you're looking at this on a smart phone or computer, you live a better life than billions of people worldwide.

You have what you need. You don't need more. That doesn't necessarily mean you don't strive for more, but you don't need more.

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2. Be present in order to be grateful.

You can't truly be grateful for the people and things in your life if you don't exist in the present. Your blessings begin with the breaths your taking right now.

The greatest thing you can do is find yourself grateful for this exact moment in life.

3. Gratitude is the highest praise.

To be grateful for people in your life is the greatest gift, the highest praise, that you could possibly give them.

Maybe some people don't stay in your life forever, and that is okay in a way. You can still be grateful for the fact that your paths crossed at all.

4. The more grateful you are, the more you attract good things.

When you experience gratefulness for everything you have, you immediately make it more likely that good people and good things will be attracted to you. You attract more flies with honey than vinegar, right?

5. Being grateful makes you happy.

Yet being happy doesn't always mean you're grateful. Feeling gratitude helps you to feel truly happy. When you're grateful for what's in your life, happiness seems to come naturally.

6. Gratitude forces you to forgive.

It doesn't matter how badly you've been burned by someone, we learn a little bit about ourselves and the world from each person we allowed into our lives, and for that, we should be grateful.

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Science

Hugging is the most beautiful form of communication

Hugging is one of the most amazing things that we could ever give another person. Hugging is essentially a form of therapy in itself.

When we receive hugs, it gives us a sense of comfort, care, love, understanding, and many other indescribable feelings. Having that said, wouldn't you agree that giving each other a hug every single day would be a good idea?

There is more to hugging than the surface appearance of it all. There is an actual science that happens within us when we are receiving a hug or giving one to someone else.

The physiological changes we experience deep within as we are being hugged could be described as one of the ultimate forms of being human and alive.

1. Balances the Nervous System

Just by giving someone a hug, you have already begun to balance their nervous system.

Tiny egg-shaped pressure sensors referred to as Pacnician corpuscles found within the skin are linked to the brain through our Vagus nerve.

Essentially what this means is that they sense the feeling of being touched.

What happens when moisture and electricity hover over the skin during a hug can show a balanced state of your nervous system parasympathetic, something that is achieved by psycho-physiological coherence that is created when you are passionately hugging someone!

2. Reduces Stress Levels

Hugging someone can ease a majority of their stress immediately and effectively. Too often we underestimate the power of hugging.

What happens is that when being hugged, the level of cortisol that is circulating throughout our body is reduced tremendously.

This means that our minds are able to calm down and think without stress. The next time you are with your significant other, give them the biggest hug you can summon!

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3. Better Overall Mood

When you hug someone, you begin to increase the production of serotonin in your brain which is the essential chemical you need for a positive attitude/mood. This also boosts your self-esteem.

Something to keep in mind when thinking about depression or those who are lonely, is that they are experiencing really low levels of serotonin.

When you hug someone, the brain begins to release more serotonin and endorphin into your blood vessels, creating pleasure and expelling sorrow.

4. Relaxes Your Body

Hugging can actually cause your muscles to relax in the best ways possible. When receiving a hug, our muscles begin to release tension all over the body. Seriously, why aren't we hugging each other more often?

5. Heart Health Improves/Decreased Heart Rate

Hugging has the amazing ability to decrease our heart rate.

A study brought to light by the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, suggested that the volunteers who had little to no contact at all with their partners had developed a much faster heart rate of 10 beats per minute, compared to the standard 5 beats per minute of those who were hugged by their partner all the time.

Essentially, the lower your heart rate is the less trouble you will have for cardiac illnesses.

In short, we need to be hugging each other every single day for our mental and physical health. More importantly, our happiness.

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