One of the biggest “LIES” I was ever taught is that crying, along with being emotional, is a sign of weakness.
Crying is simply the tears that are produced in response to strong emotions and is a critical part of our human emotional makeup. When sadness is registered to the cerebrum, the endocrine system releases hormones to the ocular area where tears are formed.
Can “having a good cry” actually make you feel physically and emotionally better? Some researchers believe that because chemicals build up in the body during times of elevated stress, emotional crying is the body’s way of removing these toxins and waste products.
Emotions can be triggered from the simple and mundane or may spring up from what seems out of nowhere. I believe the latter comes from trying to be too strong for so long that eventually there is a ‘meltdown’ and the river starts flowing.
May I suggest if that happens to you to just let them flow? This release of emotions can be used as a catalyst to push forward to make a much-needed change.
Remember… we are working on retraining our brain to look for the positives in all that life brings.
Here are a few tips in learning how to deal positively with emotions:
- Pray- give God your concerns. He is a great listener.
- Read the Bible- remember God’s promises. A simple one to start with could be Joshua 1:5- “I will never leave you or forsake you.”
- Meditate- capture those emotions and speak out against them. Have the mindset of not allowing those emotions to have that much control over your life.
- Journaling- write out how you feel and why. Sometimes just writing it out makes us feel better.
If you have trouble doing this on your own, try talking to a friend or even a therapist. Self-reliance is overrated. Never feel ashamed to seek help or guidance from others.
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