What are the benefits of crying???
You must have cried, whether in bedroom or bathroom, when you were alone. Crying is very natural for everyone from all walks of life. In fact, crying is also beneficial for you.
Crying is normal for both men and women. Crying may be more synonymous with babies, girls, and women. However, this does not mean that neither boys nor men should cry at all.
Unfortunately, principle of "boys/men should not be crybaby" has always been ingrained from parents in boys. When children start to grow up, they are as strong as possible not to cry when faced with various problems. Why?
The reason is because crying is considered a weakness and contradicts self-image of a man/man as a strong and tough person. Even though it seems weak, it turns out that crying provides health benefits. In contrast, men who refrain from crying in certain situations are more likely to withdraw emotionally from the people they love. They also try to vent their feelings in various ways, some are venting with bad deeds, namely by drinking alcohol or drugs.
Crying does not always make you weak, on the contrary it can provide health benefits, here are some benefits:
Have you noticed that you usually feel a lot better after crying? When you cry, you are actually releasing the body of countless toxins and hormones that increase stress.
Crying benefits by making your mood better. You can sleep better, make your immune system stronger, and avoid weight gain. By lowering stress levels, crying can also help lower your blood pressure.
-Maintain and protect eye function
Your body needs water for body's cells to work properly and be hydrated. Your eyes, too, need water to stay hydrated.
Crying is a way for your body to rehydrate your eyes. That way, the eye's ability to focus on objects becomes sharper. In addition, the benefits of crying also protect the eyes from various harmful foreign substances. Call it dust, dirt, or flying sawdust.
These small particles can enter eye and cause irritation and potentially cause various eye problems later. Tears also contain lysozyme, a powerful antibacterial chemical that helps fight infection.
-Helps clear nose
Your tear ducts are actually connected to the inside of our nose. That means, when you cry, tears not only clean your eyes but also your nasal passages of various irritants (irritating substances). Therefore, when you cry, your nose will run and secrete mucus, which you then clear.
-Strengthen relationships with others
Crying makes you look weak, so you try to hold it in and cry yourself. However, in certain situations, you may not be able to hold back your tears in front of other people. Especially in people who are close and you trust.
This will allow others to see feelings and emotions that you cannot describe in words. This can create a deeper emotional bond between our family, friends and those around us.
Tips for not crying too much
You already know, benefits of crying? Yes, although benefits are many, it does not mean that on every occasion you need to cry or cry excessively. Here are some tips so you don't cry too much, which is not good for health.
Remind yourself that it's normal to cry and that you need it in certain situations as a way to express your emotions. When you feel like crying, try to give yourself space and time to cry. On some occasions you may cry in front of other people, that's okay. At this point, you may need someone else to be with you when you cry. Avoid crying while screaming hysterically, because this can eventually make your throat hurt. You can cry, but don't overdo it so you cry all the time. Constantly crying makes your eyes swell and hurt, even interfere with daily activities. If you feel constantly crying and feel sad for no apparent reason, consult a psychologist or doctor to find out more about your condition. This could be a sign of a mental disorder, namely depression.
Thank you for reading what I wrote, I hope it is useful.
I find it ridiculous that boys and men are not allowed to cry. Why not? Why should men deny their feelings? This is causing way too much pain and even costing people their lives.