The Twenty Second Rule – Hug it out

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(As seen on Facebook/ Eryka Stanton’s page/post)

“The average length of a hug between two people is 3 seconds.

But researchers have discovered something fantastic. When a hug lasts 20 seconds, there is a therapeutic effect on the body and mind.

The reason is that a sincere hug produces a hormone called “oxytocin”, also known as the love hormone.

This substance has many benefits in our physical and mental health, helps us, among other things, to relax, to feel safe and calm our fears and anxiety. This wonderful calming is offered free of charge every time we have a person in our arms, who cradled a child, we cherish a dog or cat, we’re dancing with our partner, the closer we get to someone or just hold the shoulders of a friend.”

Excellence in our work comes from excellence in our self-care. Taking care of the important needs in our lives sets us up for success.

Strong, solid relationships – whether being formed or maintained, or both – are at the core of all successful business interactions. But, first, we take care of our relationship to our self. Healthy is successful.

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