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If you’re feeling low, treat yourself to a good cry. “Crying for long periods of time releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids, otherwise known as endorphins.”

“Crying for long periods of time releases oxytocin and endogenous opioids, otherwise known as 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.”

I was wondering why I felt so much better today after how low I was yesterday, the more you know.


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  1. Wow, great info. Every so often I tell my husband I just need a good cry. He scratches my back while I snuggle the covers and cry it out. The feeling afterwards is fantastic. Almost like I can actually move on a bit from the sadness and think more clearly. Like an emotional reset.

  2. I feel like whenever I am stressed out in life it helps to share my thoughts on the internet. It’s not the same as crying but it helps. Mainly because there are things I can’t share with my parents. Things I can’t share with my friends. But on the internet I can speak my mind due to the anonymity. Surprisingly enough most people on the internet are also people!! So most of the times they’re not pricks and are actually willing to listen (most of the times, not always).

  3. To me crying is like the thing you do when you can’t do anything else. I wonder if we just developed the ability to feel better due to the perceived “rock bottom” we are at already before a cry.

  4. i cry all the time like every single day often multiple times and agree it feels good to release pent up feelings. the only problem is i can’t control it and sometimes it’s awkward.. I’m actually not a sad person, i’m generally pretty happy i just get overwhelmed easily and cry basically anytime i feel a strong emotion, including being happy.

    yesterday i watched the wind rises and cried like 5 times it’s a rlly good movie if anyone is looking for something rlly moving to watch.

  5. I search sad things from time to time, just to cry. I always thought it was a way of releasing some pent up emotions, turns out im just a crying addict.

  6. This is solid advice.

    We had to put our dog down recently and I tried really hard to be strong for the family.

    The night we had him put down, I just laid down and cried for what felt like hours.

    It was cathartic. It hurt, but I think it was necessary.

    Don’t be afraid to just let it out.

  7. I can cry on command, but otherwise watching very sad shows helps

    I endorse this message, it always makes me feel better

  8. I don’t understand how people cry. I haven’t cried since I was a child, because I never really feel that sad. Maybe I just have a good life lol.

  9. i mean, sure, but a whole childhood spent burning the phrase “you better stop crying, or i’ll give you something to cry about” into my mind for life sorta complicates things

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