Recently I made a Facebook post that said, "On the days when all you feel you can do is cry. Just cry"; and within minutes of posting this short food for thought, I received more sympathy and well wishes than the majority of all my posts combined. ..because apparently, when you cry, there is something drastically wrong and needs to be fixed.
Although I genuinely appreciate the love from my Facebook Fam; it occured to me that perhaps this misconception about the act of crying, keeps others from voicing their feelings and honoring those moments when all seem lost and against them. These feelings were luckily for me, passing - but that isn't always the case for others. There are many reasons for feeling down, some serious and need expert support; while others, like me, just need to vocalize what is happening inside.
After my late morning sentiment I proceeded to knock off everything on my to-do list. And believe me it was no meager list. It was as if a weight was lifted from my shoulders and slowly but surely, my day began to move forward.
Those who follow me regularly, might deem this incident as contradictory - seeing as I wrote the book on getting sh*t done (literally). But one of things I share in my book is to honor your feelings and find healthy ways to release all those low level emotions that like to build up inside.
Crying is therapeutic, natural and does wonders for those pent up feelings that if not released consciously, come up at the most inopportune time.
Not convinced that your need to emote with tears is healthy? Here are a few more reasons why you should shed some tears:
• It soothes your emotions and can be calming
• Helps relieve pain by releasing oxytocin and endorphins
• Releases toxins and relieves stress
My crappy morning turned itself around; but should you find yourself crying more often than not and think you may be experiencing depression - please seek additional support. As humans in this world, we need all the support we can get.