We have cried since our childhoods and perhaps also noticed that as it made us feel better then. It also makes us feel better now, even though we are told that as adults we must control such childish behavior. Studies have demonstrated that crying is good for us; that those who cry frequently enjoy better health for these reasons:
- Emotional stress can cause certain toxins to be released into our system. Crying can help lessen the levels of these toxins; quite literally it can make you feel less tense and lighter somehow.
- It is thought that the tears that flow actually contain certain proteins and certain amounts of beta endorphins that are our body’s natural pain relievers.
- Tears help to kill bacteria and also help us see better by helping to lubricate the eyes.
- Crying can be a welcome release to inner stress and tension, as against suppressing emotions that is known to lead to physical illnesses as well. This is the reason that people who cry are supposed to be healthier than those who don’t.
- Tears can help clear the mind and help one view a problem better so that it can be clearly and calmly sorted out. Being strong is not about avoiding crying but about a willingness to face life and the ability to sort out its problems.