People that cry may be viewed as weak, but they are actually far from it. The emotion of sadness must be released somehow, and crying is the best way to do so. However, tears are not always caused by emotional pain. Some tears actually flow because of happiness. Openly crying in public seems embarrassing to most people. However, being able to let your guard down and cry in front of strangers takes strength. For some reason, our society has decided crying is an outward display of weakness, especially when it comes to men. Sorry boys! But crying is actually a sign of strength (mental strength). Crying is something that comes out when you reach the at most of your brain’s capacity to hold stress and uncertainties.
Here are some reasons why you should feel empowered, not pathetic, after crying…..
- People who cry more often are genuine and do not hide their feelings with real friends. Once you build trust with them, they never break it.
- A lot of studies on crying have proved that people who cry have said that after crying helps them to feel better and happy. Actually, the act of crying stimulates the brain to release the feel-good hormone endorphin which in turn a sense of calmness, joy & relief.
- People who cry they get to think over the problem with a clearer & lighter mind.
- A good cry can release pent-up aggression, stress, and nervousness. Holding back tears can actually be more painful than crying. A waterfall of tears can even lower cholesterol and decrease anxiety. The many positives that come from crying are only felt by those that are courageous enough to let go of their emotions.
You would be amazed to know that tears not only release the negative emotions but also releases toxins, kill off 90-95% bacteria in 5-10 minutes and help to improve vision. So, people who cry are not only emotionally stronger but are healthier and smarter as well.
Article By: Dr. Himani