Less Stress Now: Have A Good Cry
Do you ever feel like crying when your overly stressed, even for no apparent reason?
Stress and anxiety cause emotional pressure that builds up and can actually be removed through your tears. Biochemist William Frey, a “tear expert” in Minnesota, found that emotional tears help us release hormones and other toxins which accumulate during stress. Crying can also increase production of endorphins, our “feel-good” hormones.
Crying gives you a healthy emotional release. Afterwards, it’s common for your breathing and heart rate to decrease, as you feel cleansed, calmer, and able to think more clearly.
There’s no need to identify a particular reason for the tears. Just give yourself a few minutes of quiet and let them flow, releasing whatever needs to be released from your body to let you feel more peaceful and able to effectively handle things.