“Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it’ll tear you apart.”
-Sometimes You Win (1979) by Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show
Very often, people don’t realize how healthy crying can be.
Psychologically it’s very soothing. But even physiologically, it has its benefits. Scientists suggest that each time you shed a tear, it helps release chemical substances in your blood that accumulate from states of sadness.
A good cry can also release endorphins.
It also cleans out your eyes as tears contain a chemical known as Iysozyme, which helps fight bacteria.
The only thing to keep in check is that you don’t cry 24/7 as that puts your mind in a negative state and effects other daily activities.
But otherwise, it’s one of the healthiest things you can do.
So the next time you feel like crying, don’t fight it. Don’t try to cage your tears in. Let them go. In the long run, the pros far outweigh the cons.