Self-Care Sunday: Let the Tears Flow

Sometimes our best self-care comes from emotional releases. Most times, emotional release comes from a specific issue or incident, but other times, release can be just because it needs to happen.  You may be having a mediocre day at work, going through issues at home, and even though those things may not tip you over the edge, that amount of frustrating space and negativity may cause you to want to shed a few tears just to release that negative energy.  I have personal experience from allowing myself the opportunity to cry as a method of self-care, as a means of emotionally releasing any negativity, tension, anxiety or anger that has been pent up inside me and it has been very beneficial in my self- care.

Sometimes, I do have to draw on experiences that have been a little emotionally jarring or possibly something that has happened that I told myself that I wouldn’t go back to in my life; however, the only way I know to sometimes to fully heal from those issues is to allow myself that opportunity of vulnerability, and then I can truly move on from it.

I am not saying that we all have to cry to let out our emotions; we can yell, grunt, throw things (in a safe environment), etc.  I have never been against physically releasing your emotions as long as it is in a controlled atmosphere and does not harm anyone.  Sometimes, emotional releases need to happen.  I have been known to most commonly release in the form of tears, and it has always been the most refreshing for me.  Having a moment to cry for a limitless amount of time has sometimes been one of the most therapeutic moments for me.  It feels like all of the negative energy and pain that you are experiencing is leaving your body in the form of the tears you cry.

For this week of self-care, I encourage anyone who is going through something in their lives, to find a way to release it.  If it is in the form of crying, do not be ashamed of crying.  Sometimes crying can be a reformation of a new self.  It can be the way to close an old chapter, and open a new one.  Allow yourself the ability to release the emotions that you do not want tied up within your body and enveloping your energy space, and you will find that even crying may not always equate to sadness, but sometimes mean release and rebirth.


4 thoughts on “Self-Care Sunday: Let the Tears Flow

  1. Crying really does help me, but I also need a physical release. One that usually just involves me throwing clothes around my room from off the hangers or messing up my made bed. I’ve only done this a handful of times in my life but afterwards I can sit there and feel so much relief and relaxation. And then I can clean and organize and I feel lighter and not so heavy hearted. This is great advice!

    1. I’m the opposite, lol. I’ve rarely used a physical release, but there have been moments when that truly helps. I’m more of a verbal person (which I didn’t mention but realized after that I do that often) or I need to cry. Usually I will cry and let out a good solid scream; that truly helps me sometimes. I feel light as a feather afterwards!

    1. This is true. I can see this being a reason for me as well. There are times when I go a long time not crying or even forcing myself not to cry, because I’m trying to be strong or resilient with certain things. So that does lower the amount of times you do have an emotional outburst.

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