Stress in everyday life
Everyone suffers from stress or major strains at times in their lives and daily routines. Whether it is the job, an unscheduled bill, little time or interpersonal conflicts – stress can occur in every area of our daily lives and often cannot be easily ignored or talked away. This stress not only leads to physical symptoms such as tremors, tension or headaches, it can also affect our psyche. The consequences are joylessness, inner emptiness or even changes in eating or consumer behavior. But also the environment reacts to the stress of loved ones and so they also suffer from the symptoms listed above.
So that we can prevent all this, researchers have increasingly dealt with stress management and researched many methods to combat and prevent it.
Crying to cope with stress
It is not uncommon for people who cry often to be labeled a ‘sissy’ or ‘unstressful’. But this is definitely not true. However, crying has an amazing number of benefits and is not a sign of weakness.
Crying has amazing therapeutic value. There are studies by independent researchers that prove that people feel better after crying. Crying even releases happy hormones like endorphins and calming substances. This causes you to have calmer breathing and more relaxed muscles after tears, as well as better sleep.
The tears, also remove toxic hormones, which in excess could raise the stress hormone cartisol. Thus, we detoxify our body and mind by simply crying.
Those who give free rein to their emotions can gain temporary distance from painful feelings and do not maintain blockages. Researchers also warn against storing up one’s emotions: In the worst case, this can lead to physical complaints or ensures that we ‘burst’ at some point. This varies from person to person, but crying is a healing and liberating method to relieve stress in a natural way.
Not only that, it also helps the body stay healthier; stomach problems, depression and even asthma can be prevented, according to doctors, if you occasionally let the tears run.
So, leaving aside the well-known prejudices that we often hear, we find that crying is scientifically proven to help reduce and prevent stress. Not only the toxic substances that are flushed out or the happiness hormones that are released, but also the physical benefits of crying show what an incredibly therapeutic effect crying can have.