Gone are the days of heartfelt love letters written in bold ink with elaborate details and design. Don’t you just miss receiving one of these in your mailbox? Not your electronic mailbox. If you and your partner never had one, maybe it is the time you take the initiative to write the contents of your heart. After all, it is scientifically healthy. The following are the benefits your relationship can get from writing love letters:
Upon receiving a letter, there is an instant boost in your mood. The thrill of what is inside the envelope makes your brain excited and hopeful. And for newbies in the relationship department, this is far different from chatting where you can access what is the message without trouble. Plus, the design of the card itself pleases the eyes. Even the penmanship, good or bad, makes your brain work out. The butterflies in your stomach might just relive and plaster a smile on your face the whole day.
Defends your body from illness
Love letters set your immunity level from zero to hero in a snap. The process of love letters, including reading and writing as well as creating the cards and envelopes, adds wall defenses for your whole body through the patterns of your nervous system. Even your brain build protection within itself. Letters from your lovey dovey does not only prevent you from getting sick but cures you during bad times.
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Reduces stress and anxiety
You can give comfort to your partner even if you are miles away. Specific parts of your brain produce anti-anxiety effects if you engage in pleasurable things. And reading love letters is surely pleasurable. It can be a surprise. You can slip it in your partner’s book that he/she is currently reading. Or use post-its and stick it on her cellphone or mirror. Just make sure they can read it right away.
Yes, you have heard it right. Love letters equal to less cholesterol. A research was done on two groups of healthy college students. The first group wrote affectionate letters while inoffensive letters were written by the second group. Their cholesterol levels were tested before and after writing. The result shows that the group who wrote lovingly has had significant reduction of cholesterol levels whereas the other group had none.
It is all about love. A bottle of Vitamin G (Gratitude) will not overdose you or your loved ones. A study shows that gratitude promotes relationship maintenance in intimate bonds. Showing love through thank-you notes makes you grow fonder of each other. It sends a message of what, when, where, and how you appreciates one another. Your relationship will always be on a positive note.
Valentine’s day is not the only reason for lovers to give out love letters. It just highlighted the importance of it. Break your routine and stay out of the boring side. So take out your pen and paper. Start writing to your love. Avoid Hallmark’s for reference. Tell them what you feel because it is valuable.