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Crying Is Not A Sign Of Weakness – It’s A Sign Of Emotional Intelligence

Do you cry? In front of others? Some of you probably think that crying is a sign of weakness. Well, you are absolutely wrong.

It’s time to open up about your feelings. Don’t hide your emotions. This won’t make you vulnerable. Don’t be afraid to open up.

A good cry can help you “reset” your body and mind. It’s like getting rid of all the negative emotions in your life. It’s really important that you find strength to cope with your emotions. Focus on your emotional intelligence. Learn how to express yourself.

Don’t let negativity to build up in your body. It will give you stress, and yes, we all know that stress is a silent killer.

Roger Baker, Professor of Clinical Psychology at Bournemouth University and author of Emotional Processing: Healing Through Feeling,” has something to say something about crying.

“Crying does help us process faster than if we don’t cry at all, but it’s not the only thing — it’s part of a package of expressing it. If your father died, your natural reaction would be to cry.

You wouldn’t be able to get it out of your mind, you’d be discussing it a great deal, and you couldn’t work or do anything initially.

But gradually, the turmoil would subside. You’d reach a point where you could look at photos, and although you’d remember him, there would be no powerful emotional reaction.

At that point, you could say it has been emotionally processed. But it’s not the passing of time that does that — it’s all the things you’ve done in between to help you to process it.”

According to Dr. Judith Orloff, crying makes you feel better.

“Crying makes us feel better, even when a problem persists. In addition to physical detoxification, emotional tears heal the heart. You don’t want to hold tears back. 

Try to let go of outmoded, untrue, conceptions about crying. It is good to cry. It is healthy to cry. This helps to emotionally clear sadness and stress. Crying is also essential to resolve grief when waves of tears periodically come over us after we experience a loss.

Tears help us process the loss so we can keep living with open hearts. Otherwise, we are set up for depression if we suppress these potent feelings.

When a friend apologized for curling up in the fetal position on my floor, weeping, depressed over a failing romance, I told her, “Your tears blessed my floor. There is nothing to apologize for.”