Some women were raised to see crying as a weakness because in certain communities that was the spoken rule. Be Strong ! Suck it up ! Those days are over! Ever had a day where you just felt like crying? Like the Kim Kardashian type of ugly cry. Well IT IS OK to CRY! There are actually some health benefits to crying. Researchers have found that crying Has a soothing effect that helps regulate emotions. Here are some other benefits to crying:
- Helps to relieve pain
Researchers have found that in addition to being self-soothing, shedding emotional tears releases oxytocin and endorphins.
These chemicals make people feel good and may also ease both physical and emotional pain. In this way, crying can help reduce pain and promote a sense of well-being.
- Enhances mood
Crying may help lift people's spirits and make them feel better. As well as relieving pain, oxytocin and endorphins can help improve mood. This is why they are often known as "feel good" chemicals.
- Releases toxins and relieves stress
When humans cry in response to stress, their tears contain a number of stress hormones and other chemicals.
There is strength in acknowledging emotions and that doesn't make you any less than the strong woman you are it only demonstrates that you are a human being having a human experience on the physical plain.
Crying in response to pain, joy, anger, sadness, or frustration is perfectly normal and has some benefits however excessive crying may be an indicator of other more serious issues and should be addressed with a doctor.