Updated: Apr 27, 2022
That overwhelming feeling of sadness can be crippling when a person holds it in long enough. Without the right kind of outlet, that sadness will build and build until you feel like you might explode. Crying may be viewed as weakness, but in reality, it is one of the best things you can do for yourself.
It’s impossible to hold everything in all of the time. If your emotions aren’t controlled and you keep everything bottled up, it’s bound to spill out into your everyday life. The littlest things can set you off, possibly even ruining some very valuable relationships. If you’re not used to crying, then it can seem like an insurmountable task trying to let yourself have a good cry. You might try watching terribly sad movies like Marley and Me (and let me tell you, if you don’t cry during that movie then there has got to be something wrong with your tear ducts). You might try sitting in your car and listening to sad music accompanied by an even sadder music video of a guy staring out his window into the rain. The best medicine really is to let it all out.
Crying can be a vulnerable act which is why people tend not to do it often, especially not in front of others. I say make crying a part of your self-care routine. Get into bed with a nice cup of tea and have a good cry. It’s such a freeing moment, being all by yourself in the privacy of your own room just letting whatever comes to you spill right out. You don’t have to worry about who’s watching and if anyone’s judging you (unless you have a cat, then that little bastard is always judging you). Just take a moment to feel what you’ve tried so hard to keep hidden inside. Embrace that ugly cry face and let it out; you’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll feel.
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