9.7.15

Why it's okay to cry


I had such a down day yesterday. I was irritable, tired, tearful and frustrated. I held back tears all through out the day, and couldn't wait to get back home. As soon as I got home, I let it all out, and to be honest with you, it's the best thing I've done all day. Sometimes you just need that big long cry you've been holding back for a while, as it feels like such a release of all the random emotions you've been feeling.

There's also psychological benefits of crying. Crying has been proven to elevate your mood, as it lowers your manganese level (don't ask me what that is, all I know is that a lower manganese level is great!). High manganese level's are associated with irritability, fatigue, aggression and anxiety. Crying also reduces stress levels; the chemicals that are built up from stress are relieved when your body produces tears. It also works the opposite way, the more you suppress your tears the higher your stress levels! Crying isn't all that bad for you, eh?!

Before I pop off, check out this hilarious video here. It cheered me right up after I had a little cry, and I haven't been able to stop watching it since! Definitely popping this on my bookmarks/favourites and watching it whenever I'm having a down day!
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  1. This is a great post! Sometimes you just need to have a good cry, it's definitely better than becoming more frustrated. I used to figure skate and a friend and I would sometimes just get this 'block' like a writers block which is extremely frustrating. We would usually end a skating session and say something along the lines of "Have to go home and watch a sad movie" and it usually did do the trick! The brain is a funny place :)

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  2. Lovely post, so refreshing to read about something other than makeup for a change! I can totally relate to this post. I don't cry often, but when I do, I can definitely feel the benefits, its like a healthy release xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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    1. Ah thank you! Yes definitely, such a release ;) xx

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  3. A good long cry is great for the soul.

    Rhenicia | Beauty By Rhenicia

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