10 Simple Ways to Lift Your Low Moods
Don’t let life get you down!
Enjoy giving and receiving loving touch. The feel-good hormone oxytocin is released when we hug or touch someone we love. The absence of loving touch increases the feelings of depression. Humans need touch, babies will not thrive without it. Marriages most often die without the intimacy of skin-on-skin contact. The happiest marriages enjoy lots of hugs, hand-holding, and regular loving sex. Therapeutic massage also lowers inflammation and increases well-being. Don’t under-estimate the value of “skin time” with someone you love to bring feelings of joy.