The feeling in your chest when you do something special for someone you love is amazing, isn’t it? Making someone you feel special towards, smile, or be happy, puts a smile on your face as well. The thing is, our jobs tend to eat up a huge portion of our time each day. It happens to the best of us.
Referring to the famous quote, “An apple a day keeps a doctor away.”, Did you know that a hug will certainly do the same thing!
Several research by the experts in Touch Therapy of New York University show that hugging will stimulate the action of the hemoglobin, increasing oxygen circulation into the soft tissues. Hugging relaxes muscles and releases tension in the body. More research from The Touch Research Institute in the USA also shows that hugging is effective in healing sickness, depression, anxiety and stress.
Wanting to quit smoking but having a hard time to convince yourself? Try writing down 10 benefits of smoking cigarettes. Chances are, you’ll struggle with the list, similar with the typical New Year’s resolutions.
Have you ever wondered why some people seem to have it all, but still feel lonely? Those who have a lot of money, expensive things, have successfully climbed up the corporate ladder. Seems like a good life, right? But behind the glamorous shells,
Depression is on the upswing. That’s what I found on the news lately. We would imagine celebrities having such great lives but we don’t know what’s behind closed doors or the battles they’re in. From the statistics, World Health Organization predicted that in 2020 depression would be the second leading cause of death after cardiovascular disease.
In Thailand, depression disorder is on the top 4 watch list as it is on the rise. I never knew that depression was such a serious issue. The data also shows that depression is more complex than just a brain chemical imbalance. Relationship with family is a very important factor related to depression.
Family is the beginning of all things; from the moment we start learning, experiencing love and emotions, to develop and understand our identity. From the book called “Love Link, Family Link” by the Prime Minister’s Office of Women Foundation, it says that parents are important to the development of a child. Family relationships are the foundation of mental health.
Did you know that every step of the way, a child is influenced by parents. Young children learn by imitating parents’ habit, values, self-confidence, self-respect and self-esteem. Gender identity is also learned from father and mother. Responsibility, moral standards are also passed on through generations. So when you see a child, the way he is or how he behaves is a result of his upbringing. Some children are polite, kind and responsible.
Some are self-centered, jealous, lazy, irresponsible. We can see the difference from these two households as it reflects from how he/she was brought up and their relationship within the family. Sometimes I hear parents complain that their children don’t obey but take advice from friends rather than parents. Maybe parents can take this as an opportunity to review their own relationship with their children.
In addition, the warm relationship with family members acts like a shield to your soul. As we know it, there are many challenges in our everyday lives. They are around us! School, work, friends, money, relationship, you name it. It takes a strong mind to be able to deal with these situations and stay sane at the same time.
Good family relationship is like a shield, helping you to stay strong and positive throughout the day. The moment you step out of the house, you could be facing all kinds of problems like traffic, work, friends, or significant other. I bet you would want to come back to a warm home, not where everyone is negative and arguing. If a house is not a home. Then what else is out there to help you stay positive and happy?
On the contrary, you feel the breeze when you come home, cools you down from your daily battle. Your family is ready to listen, support you and laugh with you. That’s how you get a good night sleep, feel recharge and ready to take on your new day. If your relationship with your family is like this, your mental health will thank you. You would be strengthened emotionally. The world will never be too cruel for you, as you’re confident, there’s always a solution to many things. Let’s start from the closest thing to you, your family. Fill your family with love and kindness. You’ll be guarded against any obstacles out there or at least you’re not facing the world alone.