3 Reasons it’s Okay to Cry

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My name is Jamie Robbins and I have a confession. I am a crybaby. I cry a lot. Sometimes, I cry over things that matter and sometimes I cry for what seems like no reason at all. I’m not ashamed of this though. This is my way of dealing with daily stress.

Sometimes life can be overwhelming. We encounter problem after problem and we are forced to find ways to deal with them. Some people may resort to medication, drinking, or smoking to get rid of their anxiety. I choose to cry all of my stress away. You should try it too!

Here’s why:

1.It’s good for you.

Tears protect our eyes. They lubricate them, wash out irritants and remove bacteria. They also remove toxins from our body that build up due to stress. They are like a natural therapy. Are you in need of a detox? Just cry it out every now and then.

2. It makes you feel better.

Have you ever cried about something and felt better about it after you were done? This is because crying relieves stress. Have you ever held back tears for any reason? Suppressing the urge to cry increases stress levels, so stop holding it in. You’re hurting yourself. After a crying session, you will feel relieved and calmed. You may even be relaxed enough to get a good night’s sleep. Combine it with prayer and you’ll feel even better.

3. It shows that you’re human.

We often associate crying with weakness. Therefore, some people don’t like to cry, particularly in front of others. This can make you seem cold-hearted, especially if you don’t get emotional during times when you’re expected to grieve. Although not everyone expresses their emotions through crying, it’s ok to cry if you need to. Don’t worry about being perceived as weak. You’re human like the rest of us and we understand.

“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” -Psalm 30:5

 

Resources:

http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/crying1.htm

http://www.beliefnet.com/Health/2009/04/How-Crying-Can-Be-Healthy.aspx

 

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