Pass the tissues! Science says crying is good for you
I love a good cry every now and then. Sometimes all you need to do is sob to your heart's content when life gets a little overwhelming.
We may feel embarrassed or silly when we cry but fear not my friends, a study has found that crying is actually good for you.
Researchers in Japan confirmed that crying can actually make you happier. The team of researchers explained that crying can help reduce stress meaning you live a happier and calmer life.
Basically, crying is an act of self-defence against accumulating stresses.
“The act of crying is more effective than laughing or sleeping in reducing stress. If you cry once a week, you can live a stress-free life," said Hidefumi Yoshida told the Japan Times.
Hidefumi Yoshida believes watching heart wrenching movies, listening to emotional songs or reading harrowing books can help make you feel better, even when you’re a blubbering, snotty nosed wreck.
So, next time you’re having a bad day fetch the tissues, watch The Fault In Our Stars and just let the tears roll.
Having a cry is good for the soul so don’t be afraid to let the tears out after a bad day at work, after arguing with your bestie or when you're watching a tear-jerker at the cinema.
Trust me, holding back the tears is no good for you. I tried to do so in a very quiet cinema whilst watching A Star Is Born and ended up with a headache for the remainder of the day, so when you gotta cry, cry.
Don’t be ashamed about it. If scientists say it’s good for you then let the tears fall.