I am not a crier, never have been! I am a strong person in mind as I reason and work through obstacles in a mental capacity rather than in an emotional way, but sometimes I need a good cry which always makes me feel better. It’s always after long periods of time when I hold things in and I just can’t take one more thing! I use to think crying showed weakness and was a form of feeling sorry for yourself but after this flare bringing me to my knees and almost taking my life I have learned that to cry is healthy! I’m talking about crying because things feel like they are falling apart, because you had a horrible week of ups and downs, because week after week, month after month nothing seems to be going right no matter how hard you try kinda of cry!
Emotional and reasoning balance
Emotions can take over but if the mind is trained to use thought over emotion it makes you a stronger person in mind, body and soul. Crying is the transformation of distress into something tangible, and that the process itself helps to reduce the feeling of trauma. Having balance of a trained mind to reason and think things through to eliminate the severity, stress or the root cause is crucial. Knowing when to cry and allowing it to happen freely is important too.
Having a good cry helps you feel better. A study performed at the University of Florida found that crying is more effective than any antidepressant on the market. A good cry improved the mood of 88.8% of weepers with only 8.4% reporting that crying made them feel worse.
Releasing your tears helps to flush out toxins
Crying is cleansing. Tears that are provoked by stress help your body rid itself of nasty chemicals that raise cortisol. Have you ever felt sad for no reason? Emotions aren’t always logical. Letting the tears fall can help you find the reason behind your state of mind. And when you’re aware of the problem that requires your attention, you’ll be free to find a solution. Sometimes shedding tears helps bring back perspective, it’s simply the release that you need to regain reasoning.
From the Huffington Post article, “Stress Relief: Why Crying Supports Emotional Wellness”
Crying helps you come to terms with a grieving. Grieving the loss of someone special, your job, your house or your health are all devastating and affect your whole life. In situations like these, words don’t suffice. Sometimes the only thing you can do is let the tears fall.