Mindful Act of Kindness – Hug Someone

Mindful Act of Kindness - Hug Someone

We need 4 hugs a day for survival. 8 for maintenance. And 12 for growth. Give someone a hug today. And not that weak pat on the back nonsense. A proper hug. Did you know that to get the health benefits from a hug it has to last 20 seconds? Now you do. I know, it seems like a long time and it feels awkward. That’s because people are always in such a rush. I like holding my hugs just an extra bit longer. You’ll notice something happen. Around the 4-6 second mark, your huggee–is that a word?–will tense up and feel as if they want to break away. Hold them. Around the 8-10 second mark something special will happen. Their shoulders will relax and they’ll sink into a proper hug. It’s the best!