Showing someone you care doesn’t have to be rocket science. Sometimes just a sincere thank you, hug, or kind word is all that it really takes. Here are a few more ideas on how to express your appreciation for those closest to you.
Touch, Sound, and Relaxation
According to an article at Psychology Today, touch is the first sense we acquire and the secret weapon in many a successful relationship. Physical touch is a fantastic way to show that you care, if done so lovingly and with good intent. You can do this through a hug, holding hands, or massage. A gift card to the spa or local masseuse is one option if you’re unable to do so physically yourself or residing far away. Another option is this heated neck massager by Moshi which brings the spa to wherever you want it to be. It has many of the same benefits of going to a spa but from the comforts of home (or even on the go). The device adopts low frequency electric stimulation therapy, magnetic therapy, infrared therapy, music therapy and vibration massage by way of a high frequency energy field that penetrates into the body’s deep tissue. The neck massager is like a one stop shop for all your relaxation needs.
Another option for relaxation at home is the Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow. This hypoallergenic polyester fiberfill pillow allows users to enjoy their favorite music or sounds in optimal relaxation and comfort. With two high fidelity, ultra-thin stereo speakers positioned deep within the pillow, users can surround their head with sound for enhanced therapy or privacy.
A different article from Psychology Today states that making and offering food can seduce, sustain, nourish, support, and comfort. This expression of caring can be done for someone, together with someone, or through the purchase of a gift card, can be given to someone to enjoy at their leisure. Utilizing the right tools can make all the difference regardless of which method you opt for in this category. If you’re cooking for someone or with someone having the right kitchen gadgets make the experience all the more fulfilling. Sometimes just having something appealing to the eyes, such as this floral 4 piece knife set, is enough to whet the senses and calm the soul. Other times it takes something more practical such as a basic pot set or measuring spoon set to get the job done safely and correctly.
Alternately, giving someone a gift card to their favorite restaurant is another great way to show that you care. If cooking at home or going out to eat are neither a good option, all is not lost. Food can be ordered and brought to you through the abundance of food delivery services currently available including DOORDASH, GRUBHUB, and Postmates.
An article from PyschCentral looks at all the positives that a regular game night can have on relationships. These items include connecting people with each other, learning important life skills, teaching good sportsmanship, fostering good communication, and most importantly for this blog it also creates a positive emotional “bank” of good memories and positive feelings. All of these things help show others that you care for and about them.
The best thing about game night is that there are so many wonderful options to choose from including Rummikub, dominoes, bingo, or any basic card game. Be sure to have sufficient lighting no matter the game you choose and if someone needs more light than those around them there is always the option of this rechargeable LED light which can last up to 10 hours without needing to be plugged in when used on the low setting and up to 4 hours when used at the brightest setting.
No matter the avenue you choose, showing the people you love that you care is never the wrong move to make.