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Welcome to Jeekers17's blog! She is a very intuitive compassionate psychic. She prays for Guidance and can bring you helpful insight today. This blog has a few special entries that she has been guided to post on Keen.
LOVE, MORE OF IT Starting TODAY!

1.  Say the L word

And don't just reserve it for your sweetie. Love can be familial, spiritual, or friendly. Say it—and you're very likely to hear it back if you do—and then demonstrate it.

2. Treat your friend

Take a pal to dinner. That little gift will start a virtuous feel-good cycle.

3. Host a walking meeting

Studies have proven that exercising with a friend makes for a better workout, it makes for a happier one, too. If we apply the same strategy to the office by taking  lab mates on a hike in the foothills of your local state park every month, for example, "The moderate stress [of hiking] will make the bonding experience better," .

4. Thrill yourself

Want to feel closer with someone? Take them bungee jumping, rollercoaster riding, or out to see a scary flick. "Doing something thrilling is a great way to connect with somebody," —it's part of the reason why policemen and soldiers have such extraordinarily strong bonds.

5. Bust a move

There's nothing quite like partnered dancing to get your oxytocin fix. In one experiment,  the Drs. drew the blood of dancers before and after a night of dancing. They found that the oxytocin levels of the dancers rose 11%, regardless of age or gender. They also reported feeling closer to others and closer to "something bigger than themselves," even though the evening had nothing to do with religion.

6. Sing karaoke

Belting out show tunes, singing in a choir, or even doing karaoke is an instant oxytocin trigger, but only if you're doing it with other people.


7. Watch a tearjerker

Seeing a powerful movie is the best oxytocin releaser . Here's some context: When oxytocin is increased by 10-20%, noticeable behavior changes—like feeling more relaxed—result. Watching an emotionally compelling movie makes oxytocin surge 47%. Why? Our brains process the plot and characters as if they were in the room with us.

8. Modify your handshake

Not into hugging your mailman or job interviewer? Touch is still important.  I  suggest a modified handshake: One hand over the other. Making eye contact also makes the connection more powerful.

9. Hug it out

If you meet some huggers, the first thing they'll do is give you a hug. "I just refuse to handshake at all," one hugger says. Even among strangers, hugging releases oxytocin.


10. Check Twitter or such

Social media is often heralded as the end to meaningful interaction, but science sees it differently. While studying people's oxytocin levels after using  Twitter, Dr. Zak saw oxytocin release in every participant in each of his three experiments. Though in-person interactions are much richer, he says, there’s room for the Internet. "We're a connective species: The more interaction, the better." (And the more...weight-loss?

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