Emotional Release 101: Why We Need to Cry and How It Boosts Well-being

In a world that often encourages a stoic façade, let’s explore the underestimated advantages of embracing our tears.

Our emotions are like poo. If they get stuck somewhere, you might feel constipated. Just in a different way.

4 important benefits of crying

1. Mental Detox:

Did you know that shedding tears acts as a reset for your mind? Emotional tears contain stress hormones, and crying provides a genuine mental detox, purging negativity and leaving you feeling rejuvenated.

2. Emotional Release:

Crying is not a sign of weakness; it’s a demonstration of emotional resilience. The act of shedding tears allows for a cathartic release, liberating your soul from the burden of unexpressed feelings. Let tears become your emotional allies on the journey to self-discovery.

3. Stress Relief:

Consider crying your stress-relief superhero. It lowers cortisol levels, the stress hormone, offering a calming effect. Think of it as an emotional spa day accessible anytime, anywhere.

4. Mood and Creativity Boost:

Crying can be your creative elixir. Studies suggest that shedding tears enhances mood and stimulates creativity. So, the next time you’re at an emotional crossroads, let your tears pave the way for inspiration and artistic brilliance.

Join the Crying Revolution!

Let’s redefine the narrative around tears. Share your thoughts on the transformative power of crying. When was the last time you experienced the liberating benefits of a good cry?

The most difficult times might be the ones when you feel so numb that you can’t even cry.

What do you think about crying, do you find it helpful?

Further reading:
A Crying Shame When is crying allowed in boys and girls?
Honoring your tears: The benefits of a good cry
People Who Cry Often Are Mentally Stronger, Proven By Psychologists

16 thoughts on “Emotional Release 101: Why We Need to Cry and How It Boosts Well-being”

  1. If being able to cry makes us strong I must be Hercules! As a kid, I never cried. It was a matter of pride, of showing I was too tough. I was born right after WW2 and I think kids in England had been used to having to be really tough, so for us, the generation that followed, our little trivial upsets were nothing. I stayed that way until after I came to the States. I think it was the loss of pets that started me crying and I seem to have been doing it ever since, almost always about loss and mostly pets. Does it help? I think if I couldn’t shed those tears I would drown in them.

    • I can’t imagine how tough it must have been living in the times after the WW2.

      I’m glad that you can cry now and that it brings some relief in the hard times.


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