Love is in the air. Valentine’s Day dates back to the Middle Ages. The day became associated with romantic love in the Middle Ages in England. LaterValentine’s Day followed from the Pagan fertility festivals that were held all over Europe as winter came to an end. Traditionally, lovers exchanged hand written notes. Commercial cards came into play in the mid nineteenth century.
The most common Valentine’s Day symbols are the heart and pictures of Cupid. Cupid is usually portrayed as a small winged figure with a bow and arrow.
Although today, Valentine’s day has become somewhat commercialized, if you go back to the heart of Valentine’s day, it’s boils down to expressing your love to the people who are important in your life.
Affection Improves Your Mood. Showing affection, whether hugging, holding hands or cuddling increases the level of oxytocin in the brain which is a feel good hormone that helps you feel better as well as relieves pain and has a calming sensation.
So Valentine’s Day may come once a year and it may be very commercialized, but you don’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to express your love to the people who are important in your life. It will help with your life balance as well as theirs. Relationships are the glue of life, and the healthier your relationships are the healthier and more harmonious your life feels.