Ways to Relax #1 – Cuddles

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Bella {a dog's story}  ,Love,Ways To Relax

Ways to Relax

Sometimes it is hard to relax and often the daily grind bogs our mind down to such an extent that we find it hard to think, remember, remain organized, accomplish tasks, and may even have problems falling to sleep. I’m devoting this series to giving tips on the many ways to relax. All methods won’t be effective for everyone, but that is why my list is comprised of over two hundred ways to relax.

Today’s choice is one of my personal favorites.

Ways To Relax #1

Cuddle with someone you love.


Alyssa and the puppy, Bella

Cuddling not only increases body temperature, but also the production of a hormone produced naturally in the hypothalamus of the brain called oxytocin. It has been dubbed as the “cuddle, bonding and love hormone” because it evokes feelings of contentment, calmness, happiness and security while reducing fear, anxiety and behavioral aberrations in eating, coupling and parenting.

If you are seeking a way to relax, method number one is cuddling, so grab a loved one and cuddle!

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Cassie March 29, 2010 at 7:33 pm

You know 200 ways to relax? That's amazing! Cuddling is definitely one of my favorites already.


2 bluecottonmemory March 30, 2010 at 2:52 am

Remember the Snoopy book, "Happiness is a Warm Puppy." I think you have living proof of that:)


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