When is the last time you had a really good cry? Was it a happy cry, sad cry, exhausted cry, overwhelmed cry, or a I have no idea why I'm crying kind of thing? Whatever it was, you most likely needed that release and it's OK!
Have you ever felt like crying is showing weakness? Almost like you are stripping away the shower curtain and letting everyone see you naked in all your glory? Is that you? Well girl let me tell you, everyone cries! As much as some do not want to admit it, we all cry, even men. Although this may be true, some may cry more than others and some may try to hide their feelings more than others.
With this being said, you probably know where you fall on the crier spectrum. Regardless of where you are, it is important to allow yourself to release at some point. Think about it, if we just only urinated at home where we are comfortable, it would lead to pain, discomfort, probably some hella infections as well. We have to release at some point, we can't keep our bladders bottled up forever and the same goes for our emotions. Sorry for those of you who get all weirded out by the talk of bodily fluids, but hey you get where I am going with this right?
What fears are holding you back from letting yourself release? Is it what others will think? Fine, then don't do it in front of others. If crying for you is something that needs to be done alone, then do the damn thing. Release it in whatever way you need to. If that is crying, then burrowing yourself under the blankets and watching some Netflix DO IT! If it means crying and venting to your spouse or a girlfriend, go for it. Do what you need to do to let go of these emotions so you can move past them.
Now don't get me wrong, I am not saying to give yourself permission to wallow in your self pity or sorrows for days, but I am telling you to give yourself permission to recognize those feelings but then move on. There is a fine line here ladies, feeling your feelings is ok, but making sure you can pull yourself out of it is key. Find a way, whether it be scheduling a massage, getting a mani/pedi, getting a good workout in. Do what ever makes you feel amazing to help get yourself out of that state.
So main points of this blog post:
Crying is not showing weakness.
Crying is a release of emotion that is necessary.
It is OK to cry!
Give yourself permission to feel your feelings.
Find a way out of your feelings, so that you can move past them and feel amazing.
P.S. Crying has more benefits than just releasing emotions. Huffington Post has a fun article on 5 Reasons Crying is Actually Good For You . Check it out and get in a good cry!
Until next time,