Love…that amazing four-letter word that means SO much.
It’s a force of nature so strong it can generate intense emotions and attachment. Love is a lot of things!
For better or for worse, love is an essential part of life for both our health and happiness. Here’s why…
Love Decreases Stress Levels
Research has shown that love makes us stronger. It can cause an increased production of serotonin, a chemical produced within our brains, that helps us regulate our mood and behavior. Loving relationships involve various neurotransmitters (like serotonin) and hormones that affect our happiness. These increased levels of happiness can help reduce stress, anxiety and depression.
Love can help us create a greater sense of purpose in life and that’s a powerful thing! It’s natural for humans to feel wanted...a part of something bigger. Loving relationships help cultivate happiness by developing a sense of purpose in life for someone other than ourselves.
Higher rates of depression and anxiety are often linked to social isolation. Loving relationships can help overcome these common mental illnesses in remarkable ways! As we mentioned before, love releases serotonin which promotes healing and happiness within ourselves. Loving relationships have also proven to have healing benefits on our physical health such a lowering blood pressure and living a longer life.
Remember, love comes in all forms! Celebrate love in your life today and everyday