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The Alternative Advent Calendar

  • Posted on December 8, 2018 at 9:38 pm

Alt. Advent Cal. no.9Merry Midwinter’s countdown to Christmas with a difference!

DOOR NUMBER FOUR:

Give Christmas hugs to everyone.

This is actually one of the nicest and most beneficial things that you can do for another person.

To be gently and tenderly held by another, heart to heart, is both emotionally relaxing and very supportive. But more than that, a hug lasting twenty seconds or more stimulates the vagus nerve and the parasympathetic nervous system which in turn acts as a tonic for our circulatory system, lowers blood pressure, reduces the physical effects of stress and a dozen other wonderful things.

So, go on, give someone an early Christmas present today – something of real benefit to them…. give them a hug.

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