It’s good to cry

Their have been times when I have tried to be strong and bottle up a lot of hurt and pain and their have been times when I have been so overwhelmed not know what to do, except to cry for days on end.

Researchers have established that crying releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids, also known as endorphins. These feel-good chemicals help ease both physical and emotional pain.

Crying is the body’s way to not only reduce emotional stress, but also process it. When emotions are held back, such as swallowing or holding back tears, the emotional energy gets congested in the body and can result in health issues.

Why crying is good for us.

  1. It Relieves Stress and lowers blood pressure.

2. Tears Remove Toxins and  stress hormones like cortisol that build up during times of emotional turmoil and can wreak havoc on the body. Crying is both a physical and emotional release that helps humans start over with a blank slate.

3. It Reduces Manganese a mineral which affects mood and is found in significantly greater concentrations in tears than in blood serum.

4. Crying helps us acknowledge the feelings we’re experiencing, and emotions motivate us to empathize, coordinate and work together to survive.

5.Crying is an important social function. It communicates the strength and nature of relationships, elicits sympathy and even assistance, and draws individuals closer to one another.

While the eyes of all mammals are moistened and soothed by tears, only human beings shed tears in response to emotional stress. So go on, feel better by having a good cry, and then wipe the tears dry, for tomorrow will be a better day.

It is also ok to feel crappy some days. We have to express how we feel and not bottle things up. Even someone like me who promotes happiness and positivity, I keep it real by acknowledging that some days I just feel crampy and remind myself that it is ok not to be ok. This came to light when I lost 3 family members within days of each other and one of them was my mum. i was hear broken and devastated. I was running my life on auto pilot during the day and in the quiet of the nigh I would just cry.


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