“We need never to be ashamed of our tears.” –Charles Dickens
If you are anything like me, you wear your heart on your sleeve. You can’t help but be an emotional person because of how much you care. Even the little things get to you. I love those famous words above from Charles. It brings me to the question of: “why should we be ashamed of our feelings?”
This article acknowledges that the healthy and natural way to deal with and reduce emotional stress is in fact crying. At first, this may come across alarming. I think that’s because our society has created an illusion that crying is a sign of weakness. I disagree.
The article [at the bottom of this post] offers 5 reasons as to why crying actually means you’re mentally strong:
- You meet your emotions head on.
- You don’t care what others think about you.
- You know that crying helps you release pent up feelings.
- You know that crying makes you healthier overall.
- You help others feel more comfortable expressing themselves.
The five reasons mentioned truly make a lot of sense to me and I hope that they do to you as well. I am confident to say that I am extremely mentally strong, but will admit that I’ve asked myself before: “how I could be that strong, yet cry so often?” Seems to me like it is VERY possible and that allowing myself to be vulnerable and liberate to myself and others about my feelings actually contributes to my strength.
PLEASE, check out this fabulous article!