Have you suddenly started to notice some strange changes in your mood? Do you have feelings which, perhaps, you hadn’t experienced before?
Is there a warm feeling in your chest that you can’t seem to have any explanation for? Do you feel weak in the knees as if your knees will give up and you’ll melt down on the floor in a pile of emotions?
Are you having a tingling sensation run down your spine? Do all of these radical emotions seem to sprout up right when you start thinking about this one particular person?
Well, whether you want to admit this or not, you are in love.
Our bodies have some typical ways of hinting to us that we have developed strong feelings for someone.
A lot of people have reported feeling a warm, fuzzy, tingling sensation in their chest that sometimes radiates to the rest of their body.
This is because of the various chemicals produced by the brain when we’re in love.
And these chemicals, such as phenylethylamine, are what produce these strange unexplainable sensations in us that leave us feeling weak and helpless in the face of the people we love.
If you’ve never been in love before, then this surge of emotions can be confusing for you. Check yourself for the signs below to know if what you’re feeling for someone is love:
Your eyes are always fixated on them
You can’t seem to stop staring at them. Even when you try to avoid looking at them, you find your gaze inevitably ending up where they are.
And whenever you have eye contact with them, it feels intimate and you can’t seem to look away.
You can’t get them out of your mind
You can’t stop thinking about them. They’re always on your mind. You spend hours daydreaming about being with them.
It becomes hard for you to remain focused on your work or studies because you keep getting distracted by thoughts of them.
You feel like you are on drugs
People have said that being in love felt a lot like being on cocaine. It makes you lose your mind, and you do a lot of nonsensical things without thinking them through.
This is because of the dopamine released by your brain that makes you feel so happy and reckless.
Their happiness becomes your priority
You start to care more about their happiness than you cared about yours. You are willing to make a few sacrifices for the sake of their well being.
If you’re feeling a sense of deep compassion for someone, that’s an undeniable sign that you have fallen head over heels for them.
You feel a new powerful energy inside yourself
You feel energised like never before. The adrenaline rush fuels your creativity.
And you’re not only doing your work more actively, but you’re also trying out new things in hopes of impressing your partner. You sense a strong energy link between the two of you that provides you with a lot of motivation.