Today, I’m thankful for a cry, especially a good one.
crying is a mechanism that allows me to release stress and emotional pain
Why do we encourage repressive coping in our children from a young age. This causes, promotes and breeds medical issues with our immune system, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension, as well as stress, anxiety, and depression. Crying save lives and flushes stress hormones and other toxins out of our system
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.
As challenging as it may be, the best way to handle difficult feelings, including sadness and grief, is to embrace them. It is important to allow yourself to cry if you feel like it. Make sure to take the time and find a safe space to cry if you need to. Many people associate crying during grief with depression, when it can actually be a sign of healing.
We need to start teaching our kids especially boys and young men that it’s okay to cry it just may be the answer to reducing negative health behaviors and help grow up and have fuller and happier lives.
I’m an easy crier and I cry when I’m happy, moved, sad, touched, overwhelmed, basically any emotional intensity. "This is not a mental health problem,” This is a just being a person who feels emotions intensely and crying is often times part of my intense emotional response.”
So the next time you want to cry, cry! And the next time you see someone crying don’t say stop crying. Let them have their moment. If you anything like me I’ll probably join you and start crying with you.
Crying is a healing process and we have to allow people to heal so let them cry. The more we people cry the more people would heal and the better the world would be.
as a boy mom I encourage my boys to cry. I didn’t always because society had me think that Crying was weak. But it is actually strength. Crying is the🚪 or bridge to help people get over or through. It allows people to connect with others and be empathetic.
Often, after having a good cry, things simply don’t seem so bad as they did before the crying bout, But crying can also help you get back to your usual emotional state, Sometimes people are so worked up–it may be in anger or frustration that they cry But afterward, you feel normal again.
if you ever find yourself needing normalcy in your life, try crying. It will help you re-center and refocus - it removes the fog.