How do you show love to someone dear to your heart? If you are taking too long to come up with an answer, then maybe you are taking for granted the fact that your loved ones actually know how you feel about them.
After all, you’re still “with” your significant other, right? Or you’re friendly and communicative with your family, so what reasons could they have to doubt how you feel?
As much as that rationale might make sense, the fact of the matter is it’s important to express love–not only for those you care about, but for yourself as well.
The Health Benefits of Expressing Love
If you’re looking for a reason to improve your ways to show love, look no further than the health and well-being of those around you (including yourself!).
A growing body of research has linked the ability to express love and other positive emotions to:
- Lower cholesterol levels
- Decreased stress
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased immune system function
- Improved relationship satisfaction
Does any of that really surprise you? Think about how good it feels to have someone you care about take the time to show you how they feel. Of course, it’s a positive thing!