Crying isn’t a sign of weakness

When was the last time you cried?

I don’t know about you but I used to shy away or think crying was a sign of weakness and wasn’t always comfortable with it until I realised how normal it was because at the time I had no choice to normalise it seeing that’s all I ever did. I talk about crying more than the average person…let’s just say, I’ve cried way more in my twenties than I did in my teenage years and it’s only the beginning of my twenties. There have been moments where I cried due to being sad or extremely happy and I have learned to be content with it.

I found I somewhat feel better after crying because crying does release stress hormones and I sure as hell do not have the time to be stressed but this doesn’t mean one has to cry at every inconvenience, if that’s what’s happening I would highly suggest seeing a professional.

”If you’re able to briefly step out of a group of people and let a few tears fall in one moment, and then rejoin the conversation with level-headed poise in the next, that’s a pretty impressive feat.”

eliedaily.com

Some people are have been in situations where they have to keep going no matter what. Like in my blog The World Doesn’t Owe You Anything, the globe will continue to revolve, life doesn’t care what’s going on in your personal life and time most certainly won’t stop for you no matter your status.

According to medicalnewstoday.com, there are various benefits to crying. One of them that stood out for me is that that it realeases pain.

”Research has 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.”

Men are known to have an awful relationship with emotions, ”Crying due to sadness seems more acceptable for males but crying due to anger is not.” it’s a well known fact men are more likely to lash out when angry than actually cry and this is due to it being installed at such a young age. ”Boys don’t cry” is something that many young men of today heard growing up which is why most have problems with being open, thankfully due to blogs, social media and many actors, more men have discussions on such topics which is needed especially for the generation to come. Actor Justin Baldoni of ”Jane the Virgin” has been known to have spoken up about it too. Being senstive doesn’t make you less of a man.

Everyone, literally everyone has and will cry, whether it be the death of someone, the fear of losing a child or partner, tears of joy a parent has when they have a new born, tears in friendships etc, just because one cries does not make them weak and making fun of people that do is highly insensitive, allow people to be themselves.

My question for you is will you change your perception when it comes to your relationship with your emotional wellbeing and will you allow yourself to feel and express your feelings?

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