Day 5: Simple Ways To Show Affection

February 20, 2018 9 Comments

AFFECTION = CONNECTION

 

Affection plays a vital role in our feelings of happiness and even fulfillment. Lack of affection in our life often leads to loneliness, pain, and even depression. While more of it (when with the right person) brings comfort, connection, and security.

 

A common reason why couples fall out of love is that they lack intimacy and affection. Many of us have fears around intimacy that make us want to keep certain people at an emotional distance. 

 

However, small affectionate moments can have a big ripple effect your relationship. You can quickly start seeing your partner become more affectionate with you when you show small intimate gestures with them. The key is to find ways of showing affection that feels comfortable to you and those you love. When you do this, it can have amazing benefits!

 

Taking time to show simple gestures of affection tells your husband that he is more important than any other man, and tells your wife you appreciate her. Giving your kids a big hug makes them feel loved and is healthy for their mind and growth - it can even help stop temper tantrums. 

 

Showing affection can sometimes feel hard or complicated. If you need some ideas for small simple ways to show affection to those you love, here are a few ways to get started:

 

  1. Give your kids a big long hug before they leave for school.
  2. Kiss your husband for longer than 3 seconds.
  3. Kiss your wife on the forehead.
  4. If someone you love is feeling stressed give them a short shoulder massage.
  5. Gently Scratch your partners back.
  6. Greet people at the door when they come home with a warm hug & welcome. Don't ignore them.
  7. Tickle your kids.
  8. Make people laugh.
  9. Play and be silly together (sports and activities are also a great form of physical contact)
  10. Dance Together.
  11. Hold Hands.
  12. Start and end the day with a kiss.
  13. Plan time for intimacy with your partner, when life gets busy, sometimes scheduling this on a certain date/time is a way to make it more common.

 

 

These are just simple reminders of ways we can be more affectionate, it just takes a little reminder sometimes to make time for more bonding in our day. Even small gestures like sitting close to your partner while watching TV can let them know that you care. And remember, when we are angry, sad or in pain is usually when we need affection the most. 

 

Today's challenge is to show affection to someone you love. Even the smallest thing like holding hands or hugging your puppy counts.
Post what you did today in the comment box below. 

 

May you have a loving day.

 

With Love & Kindness, 
Brittany

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9 Responses

Claribel
Claribel

October 13, 2017

Today I gave me daughter a big hug and had a tickle fight with her. She loved it.

chi
chi

September 29, 2017

Today, I gave my twin boys a big hug and kisses before i left for work. i do this one often, too, but it was nice to reminded to do this, since it’s sometimes easy to just do it because it’s a routine.

Monica B
Monica B

July 11, 2017

I asked my boyfriend if we could hold hands more!

Amber Chaney
Amber Chaney

July 11, 2017

I gave my fiancé a back massage and we hold hands walking through the yard to see our goats, sounds silly but holding hands means a lot to us! He’s always welcomed home from work with a hug and kiss no matter how dirty he may be.

Corinne
Corinne

July 11, 2017

I rubbed my husbands feet and back today since they were aching from a long day working outside.

Beth
Beth

July 11, 2017

I hold hands with my husband S and all the time, we have been married 27 years!

Jessica
Jessica

July 10, 2017

I gave my husband a back massage after work, it could see he was in back pain. He seemed so appreciative that I cared.

Susan Stanton
Susan Stanton

July 07, 2017

I gave my husband a big hug and long kiss when I got home today.

Sarah Chase
Sarah Chase

July 07, 2017

Today, I kissed my husband more than 3 seconds. And asked my housemate about her day when he got home.

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