I want to share with you why we should embrace crying instead of apologising for it, and how it’s actually anti-aging!
As women, we are constantly being judged. All the women I know are handling kids, work and life in general pretty flawlessly – and yet when we have a meltdown because it’s all too much and we end up crying – and then we apologise for it!?
How often have you been with a loved one or a girlfriend in an emotional moment, and heard them apologise for their tears? A lot right?
You see, there’s this idea that crying is a sign of weakness like we can’t hack it, and it might even feel a bit embarrassing or even uncomfortable because it’s like admitting that we are failing at what everyone else is just handling no problem.
Even in my client sessions, in my therapy room, they are apologising for crying and this is the one place that is safe to really let it out.
Recently I had a client who came to me for fertility issues and before we had even touched on the underlying cause, she was crying and then apologising but as a coach, I’m secretly delighted and literally do a small fist pump under the table because I know we are accessing the juicy stuff!
I had another client who had gone to a physio session, and something about had left her in tears for hours. BUT that night she slept like a baby for the first time in months. Because all those issues that she was keeping pent up were weighing her down and affecting her sleep.
What happens if we don’t cry? Well If you don’t let it out, you will find a way to let it out anyway whether that’s when another driver cuts you up at the t junction, your horrible boss lays on a last minute project as you’re just about to leave for home, your partner leaves the toilet seat up grrrr or your kids don’t listen when you ask them to brush their teeth for the millionth time. So what’s better, letting the tears flow or holding it in and taking it out on your loved ones?
We must embrace crying instead of apologising for it.
Tears are our body’s release valve for stress, sadness, grief, anxiety, and frustration woo hoo. Open that valve!!
And here’s the bonus: emotional tears release stress hormones and other toxins which accumulate during stress. So your tears are literally detoxing you while you weep!
With this in mind, why would you NOT cry if these are the benefits??
So I’m asking you right here, right now to do 3 things:
1. Stop saying sorry for crying! No more feeling bad for feeling sad.
2. Move out of judgement of the healing waters and allow them to do their job.
3. And finally, If the urge comes up, let. it. out!
Joy, happiness and good health awaits when you lean in and let out.
Here’s to shedding a tear or two! Embrace crying and stop apologising for it.
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