When love is in the air, things tend to flow.
There's an openness that allows for greater opportunities, more forgiveness and a willingness to collaborate. Your energetic signature is different, too.
"He who treads the path of love walks a thousand meters as if were only one." - Japanese proverb
Love gives you a certain buoyancy that can lighten your load and assist you in your health journey. A WebMD article shares 10 Surprising Health Benefits of Love, including stress relief. You don't need to be in the intense "can't sleep, can't think" blossoming of new love. It's the "calmer, more stable" form of love that provides you with health gains.
The good thing is that love doesn't discriminate and define. The benefits are available to you when you experience love for your family members, friends and pets. However, don't stop there. Expand those feelings and include places, things and ideas.
Romantic Love and Language Learning
"Love understands all languages." - Romanian proverb
Did you fall in love with someone who speaks a foreign language? Did you notice that you learned the language much more easily and quickly? Necessity facilitated learning.
Perhaps you can relate to some of the experiences of the couples who are described in this article of the BBC website: How falling in love can help you learn a language?
When anger, hatred, frustration and all the other negative emotions provide the fuel for your day, your system is not operating optimally. When you regularly immerse yourself in those emotions, you feel drained and stressed.
The paradox is that the more you feel those emotions, the more you feel them. You become habituated to the everyday look-for-what's-wrong in the world. Guess what! You'll find it.
Between the pandemic, protests, environmental issues and personal trials, it takes a deliberate and daily dedication to minding my feelings, so that I don't drown in negativity. Now, more than ever, I am thankful for the self-care strategies that are a regular part of my life.
On Valentine's Day
On "Heart Day," soak in the love tub of positive feelings, if only for a few minutes at a time. Reflect on the people, places, things and ideas you love. It's good for you. It's good for your heart.
Do you need some help getting started? You'll find five suggestions on Valentine's Day - All Year!
Happy Valentine's Day!