Hey lovely’s! Today’s post is going to be about why it’s okay to cry because believe it or not their is actual health benefits from crying. I’m going to be going over basically why I think it’s okay to cry plus some scientific explanations on crying.
We all cry, some of us more than others. Sometimes when we cry it’s out of sadness, pain or grief, and other times it’s out of happiness, hope, and love. We all have days that are more stressful or overwhelming than others, and sometimes at the end of those long days we need to let out our frustration, sadness, or whatever emotion we are feeling with the world and we do that by letting a few or many tears fall from our eyes. When is the last time you cried? Yesterday, two weeks ago, two years ago? I cried yesterday, not because I was sad but because I just felt like I needed to cry. Crying is often viewed as a sign of weakness or loss of strength but people who cry themselves to sleep are often the strongest people in the world. I cry. You cry. We all cry. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, we should celebrate our tears because it means we’re human and capable or sadness, but it also means we’re capable of love and compassion. There is actually scientific proof that says that crying makes you feel better. A study by Dr. William H. Frey II at St Paul-Ramsey Medical Center found that stress related tears and tears from physical irritations are different. For example your tears from cutting an onion are different from your tears of stress. Tears that come as a side effect of stress release chemicals that raise cortisol, otherwise known as the stress hormone. In other words, it’s okay to cry because sometimes crying the only thing that will make you feel better. So cry, let it out and I promise that you’ll be okay.