You should not have fears about tears. No one should and I have personally learned this one. This is something that is natural and comes natural to many people. Some cry during movies, while others, like myself do not. Some cry when they are sad. Correction – most cry when they are sad. Yet, you have those that will not let those tears fall – like guys. I know, it may be embarrassing if you cry in front of someone, but did you know that sometimes, crying may be good for you? I am going to give you 7 reasons why crying is good for you …
7. Tears Help Us See
Tears allow us to see. I always thought this was an interesting fact. They will lubricate out eyeballs and eyelids and also help to prevent dehydration of mucous membranes. If you do not have any lubrication, then you are not going to have any sight.
6. Tears Kill That Bacteria
When you cry, you are killing that bacteria. This is another neat fact that I have found. Your tears will help fight those germs that you pickup. Tears have what is called lysozyme in them.
5. Crying Let’s Our Emotions out
When you cry, you are letting those emotions out. You get that tightness in your chest before you cry, don’t you? That is those emotions trying to pound their way out and if you let them out, tears will come.
4. We Feel Good Afterwards
When you cry, you are going to have a good feeling afterwards. So, while you may hate crying in front of people, sitting in a private area and crying to yourself or crying on a friend’s shoulder may not be such a bad idea after all.
3. Tears Remove Toxins
Did you know that tears help remove toxins that are caused by stress? Well, now you do!
2. Crying Lowers Stress
When you cry, you are helping to lower your stress levels. Just as exercising helps lower your stress, so does crying. When you hold those tears back, you are only increasing your stress level.
1. Prevents Depression
If you were to bottle up all of those tears inside, then you are going to end up not only getting stressed, but going through depression as well. Is this really something you want to experience? Depression is not fun, trust me on this one. So, feel free to let the water run for a little while.
Those are 7 reasons why crying is good for you. No one wants to be a cry baby and I am not telling you that you need to become a big old cry baby. However, I am telling you that you need to learn that letting those tears fall is not such a bad thing. It can actually be a good thing. So, in your opinion, what do you think of crying? Is it something you are afraid of doing? We all need a good cry every now and then.
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