Valentine’s Day is a special occasion to celebrate romantic love with our partner. And romantic love is one of the exciting pleasures of a fulfilling life! It’s also strongly correlated with your health; studies show a happy relationship and regular sexual activity both promote health and longevity.
Keeping a relationship romantic and exciting takes work. Life can often seem to get in the way, especially after the ‘honeymoon’ period. So Valentine’s Day is a great holiday to get both you and your partner involved in the work of keeping your relationship alive and well.
But there is a silent killer lurking, waiting to sabotage your romance. In fact, it’s the #1 health risk you face and can affect all areas of your life, especially your relationship. It’s now so common that we all take it for granted, without ever fully realizing it’s destructive impacts on our lives.
Stress and all it’s negative emotions like anxiety and depression are the greatest threat to your romantic life, especially on Valentine’s Day. The truth is that modern-day life is very demanding and many people feel an increasing amount of pressure to keep up.
So what do you do when you’re in a bad mood or feel the pressures of other challenges in life affecting your romance? Here are three things that might help to immediately shift you into a better mood:
1. Exercise. We all know that exercise is good for us, but a lot of people have reported that high intensity interval training (HIIT) seems to be able to shift their mood the most successfully. Studies show that aerobic exercise in general is healthier than other forms of physical activity, like lifting weights.
2. Introspection. If you can’t exercise something else you could do immediately is to think about why you’re in a bad mood. By putting your attention on it and working through it analytically, we can often realize there’s no valid justification for our bad mood. Another way to introspect is by using a gratitude journal and writing down daily what you have to be grateful for.
3. Change our chemistry. Exercise and introspection are two ways to work on ourselves that enable us to feel better by shifting our chemistry. And other way is to directly work on our chemistry.
One of the most important feel good neurotransmitters in your brain is GABA. GABA is a naturally occurring amino acid found in food that also acts to calm and relax you. The problem is when you’re stressed you often can’t rebuild GABA levels fast enough to feel good.
People often celebrate holidays like Valentine’s Day by drinking. Alcohol helps us relax and feel ‘in the moment’. The reason it works so well is because it activates GABA in your brain. However alcohol has a lot of unpleasant side effects. It can negatively impact your brain and liver, dehydrate you, and give you a hangover the next day. Plus it has a lot of empty calories that can contribute to obesity.
A healthier way to increase GABA quickly is with safe, all-natural Gabatrol. It features a unique blend of amino-acids that work fast to lift your mood and make you feel more joy and connection with your loved ones. It’s recommended by many doctors including Dr. John Gray, who is the best-selling relationship author in history (made famous by his #1 New York Times Bestseller ‘Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus’).
Dr. Gray calls Gabatrol ‘magic’ because of its unique ability to work quickly and effectively.
(To help you celebrate Valentine’s Day and get you and your partner in the best mood – we’re offering a special discount on Gabatrol!)
Brian Cunningham is the CEO of PureLife LLC, and has also worked as a personal trainer for Equinox.