Quarantine Tips: Cry To Me

Crying is a natural response to the world. Yet, here we are insisting it takes place behind closed doors, and it is something we should be embarrassed about.

My mum used to say you feel so much better when you cry, and that is the truth!

The benefits of crying include:

  1. The release of endorphins
  2. Lowering of stress
  3. The releasing of toxins
  4. It is an emotional signal to other people we need more support
  5. Helps you to sleep better
  6. Its good for your skin
  7. Relieves certain types of headaches, ie. tension headaches
  8. Makes you realise you’ll be okay: the pain ebbs, and the endorphins fill your body.

Don’t shy away. Feel it all; even if you cry happy tears.

The world is scary, but you aren’t alone, and its a lot harder to walk alone, bottling up your emotions, rather than leaning on your friends, family, and your body’s natural instincts.

Cry, cry, cry!

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Evee x

52 thoughts on “Quarantine Tips: Cry To Me

  1. Evee, you write so touched. Tears are like water and water is area of beginning of life if you look historical on that.
    💦🙆

  2. I did cry a lot on Monday, but strangely enough not since and even today no tears, even after booking my appointment to stick my tongue out at a complete stranger tomorrow. Not the usual wish, but thinking [Negative] is my hopes against any fears.

      1. As a belly dancer, I found watching “happy dance” to Farha Kabira by Emad Sayyah on youtube a totally called for celebration of the joy of being clear (throat still sore or not).

  3. Crying is a great way to release pent up energy and feelings. I’ve never saw it as a sign of weakness. For me it’s a sign of strength, heart and love. Otherwise we could just not care about anything or anyone. Great post! 😊

  4. Reblogged this on Ramblings and Ruminations and commented:
    I miss the days when teardrops were just a blink of the eye away. These days, I realize I need to cry, but it doesn’t happen because I’ve built up a shield of numbness to protect my emotions from all of the drama around politics and pandemics. I look forward to the day when I will finally be able to sob my heart out!

  5. I remember many years ago, I don’t remember the reason, but a friend (who was a girl) was with me when I was feeling emotional about something. (we weren’t boyfriend and girlfriend) I was trying to suppress my tears but she told me to let them out, that she felt it a compliment when I shared how I felt. – David

  6. Written when lost with nowhere to go… and suddenly inly tears to keep me safe…

    When the silence

    pours in

    through a big leaky pipe…

    a rusted river of release

    from a day

    spring-loaded

    full of traps…

    When even the wheel begins to crack,

    down through that mine shaft,

    that seam in your soul…

    where even the scary stuff breaks…

    and you cry.

    And you cry.

    When your silence

    runs deep into shadow and chain…

    and you’re pulling up things you can’t share.

    You thought you could hear an adventure down there –

    but no,

    everyone else is the hero,

    the lightning star

    and the warrior,

    for as far as their voices allow them to stretch…

    so you cry.

    And you cry.

    And you cry.

    When every new voice has you beaten on points…

    but you hold yours

    like a lost puppy,

    licking you home

    through a cold,

    and empty kind of place…

    The world has nothing to fit your silence

    and you have nothing to keep you snug.

    But only your silence fits these whispers…

    so you cry.

    And you cry.

    And you cry.

  7. This is a good post. I felt inspired to write about crying a while back and it became a favorite post of mine. I’d be happy to share it with you if you would like to read it.

  8. Great therapy girls, and well presented. Crying is the emotional toilet, and a natural part of dealing with grief and change. My mission in past years has been to help men feel free to cry, as many hold back their emotions due to the false idea it makes them appear weak.

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