Monday Mojo for Caregivers – The Benefits of “Crying It Out”
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. Sometimes, when life gets hard, all we need is a good cry. Luckily, science says this is a good idea. When you “cry it out “, it can have huge effects to your mental and emotional well-being.
Scientists say that crying literally releases toxins from our bodies, which in-part, adds to feeling better. We also tend to feel less stressed after crying. Researcher use the analogy of sweating while you exercise. When you sweat, stress hormones and chemicals are released from the body. Similarly, when you cry, toxins are released.
Another way crying helps is by letting go of pain, whether it be physical, mental or emotional. It’s important to release your emotions instead of bottling them up inside. That’s why they are called “waves of emotion”. You are meant to feel the emotion then let it go and move on with your life, although this is easier said than done.
Crying is most often seen as something bad, but by releasing your emotions you’re opening yourself up to something good in the future. Don’t forget these benefits of crying when you feel waterworks coming.
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