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The chemicals released while crying help us self-regulate

The chemicals released while crying help us self-regulate

So, let's talk about crying. This very natural response that is very stigmatised in our society. How can it be that we 2021 still tell little boys that "boys don't cry"? Who even came up with that and why? It really doesn't make any sense. Crying is a response from our body and can occur from stress, pain or as most of us know, even from cutting onions.

Crying is good

If you ever hear someone tell someone not to cry again, weather it is in your head or on a playground, please inform the person the following:

 
Crying for longer periods of time releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids, aka endorphins. These feel-good chemicals can help ease both physical and emotional pain. Once the endorphins are released, your body may go into somewhat of a numb stage. Oxytocin can give you a sense of calm or well-being.
 

Nature always has your back

 
So when that feeling comes, instead of trying to back-paddle and suppress it; trust your body and allow it to do it's job. You don't have to hold on to anything it does inside of your head, thoughts come and go, be mindful of how much space you give them - remember the 90sec rule?
 
 
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Louise Harms - Self Awareness & Mindfulness Mentor

Louise is a visionary and game-changer ready to end all forms of inequality. First, inside. And then outside. She believes in a world where;

  • we are all winners
  • we all have a value, nature has appointed to us
  • and that all this comparing has made us focus on finite games when life is an infinite one - where each and every one of us, sets our own limits

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