Falling in love is one of the most consuming feelings there is. It simply overtakes us completely, physically, emotionally, and mentally, and we can’t fight it, even if we sometimes have the desire to do so. What happens when we fall in love is that we simply lose control over ourselves, no matter how emotionally and mentally strong we generally are. And it has nothing to do with our age or life experience. When we fall in love, it hits us with the same intensity, no matter how old and mature we are and despite everything we have been through. You may try to fight it or keep it inside you, but there are some undeniable signs that you are in love.
Your hormones take control over your body.
When we fall in love, it doesn’t affect our mind only, but our psyche, as well. Our heart beats faster, we have trouble sleeping, and we literally feel butterflies in our stomach. Our cheeks flush, our palms get sweatier without an apparent reason. What happens when we fall in love is that our hormones take almost complete control over our body. We are attracted to this other person so much that our body is sending us signals and simply wants us to get closer to that special someone. Simply put, our hormones and our blood start to rush through our body, and this is why we feel all of these physical changes. So, if you don’t want to accept the fact that you have fallen in love, it’s time to do so, because your body doesn’t lie.
You constantly think about this person.
What happens when we fall in love is that we can’t stop thinking about this person, even if we want to. This person is the first thing that comes through our mind when we wake up and the last thought we have before we go to sleep. Even when you are busy and doing something else, this person occupies at least a part of your mind. You don’t know where all of these thoughts are coming from, and you feel like your brain has been programmed to think about this individual only. And, with time, you start to think of yourself as obsessed with them. But, don’t worry, it’s all natural and normal.
You are happier.
One of the greatest benefits of being in love is the fact that this emotion makes us feel happier and more satisfied in general. What happens when we are love is that our hormones related to happiness start to work overtime. So, you end up catching yourself smiling without a reason. You become less stressed out, and you simply don’t get hurt or upset by some things or people that usually annoy you. You don’t have to be physically in the presence of that person—the feeling of being in love alone makes you feel happier. All you can think about is the object of your affection, and those are happy thoughts that chase negativity and sadness away.
You pay more attention to your appearance
What happens when we fall in love is that everyone around us notices that. It’s simply something in our eyes. Besides, everyone keeps telling you that you look more beautiful all of a sudden. Of course, it has a lot to do with your inner satisfaction which finds a way to project itself on your physical appearance. But, it also has to do with the fact that you start to pay more attention to your looks when you are in love. All you want to do is to look your best, so the person you fell in love with would be as much as attracted to you as possible. This gives you inspiration and the will to invest effort and time in your looks. The best thing you can do for yourself is to keep up with this kind of behavior, even after this feeling goes away.
You can’t recognize yourself.
Sometimes, what happens when we fall in love is that we can’t recognize ourselves. We do things we usually wouldn’t do and behave in a manner not characteristic for us. We are simply put out of balance and don’t know how to behave in these circumstances. We feel like we are losing control over our bodies and minds, but in a good way. Don’t let this frighten you. It’s all part of the experience of being in love.