Whether a solo traveler or a traveler with partner -- given the Pandemic guidelines of physical distancing -- connection has been impacted. While those with a partner may be getting their quota of daily hugs; those of us who are solo travelers may be experiencing a scarcity of warm touch from others.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
The Comforts of Self-Hugging
Enter self-hugging – WOW! I now give myself a bear hug over every pleasant experience, chore well done or just for no reason at all. The hugs are accompanied with loving, supportive words: "Great job today!" "You drank your 64 ounces of water—Great!" "I love you." “I’m sorry you’re feeling sad. I love you and I am here for you, always have been.” As my hand lovingly rubs my upper arms, I voice to myself what I would love to hear from that one special person.
So like many of us do these days with a new idea, question or even meeting a new person of interest -- I googled ‘self-hugging'. Lo and behold these directions appeared...as a guideline.
*Fold your arms around your body, positioning them in a way that feels natural and comfortable...
*Rest your hands on your shoulders or upper arm (just above your biceps). ...
*Imagine the type of hug you want. ...
*Squeeze yourself with just enough pressure to create the sensation you're looking for…
When you’re feeing that Pandemic burnout, feeling disconnected, isolated, or even just plain good – give self-hugging a try. What have you got to lose?
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