I’ve had a howler of a start to the week. Honestly, you couldn’t make up the catalogue of catastrophes that have been unfolding since last Wednesday. We’re talking personal, financial, professional, physical and, oh yes, I only went and drove into the back of stationery brand new Mini on Monday night. Whilst the owner was sat inside said car, waiting patiently to pick up her boyfriend from the train station, so no escaping that one!!! I wouldn’t mind but I was waiting to pick up my friend to take her to Pilates, presumably off the same train, only, wait a minute, I was at the wrong sodding train station.
Yes – OVER TIRED is the word!!!
I’ve always been of the stiff upper lip, no nonsense Northern attitude, but man, my hormones are way out of whack at the minute and I’ve turned into a bit of a bawler! I’m not even talking a few little crocodile tears. I had puffy eyes for about a week I cried so much on Friday evening. At a friends firework display! They were so pwetty!!!!
Turns out though ladies that crying is not only therapeutic and somewhat satisfying, it scientifically has proven mood lifting benefits. So go ahead girls, shed those tears.
How many of you have watched The Notebook?
Bloody hell! I was reduced to a total and complete gibbering, tear stained, emotional wreck. Mid Atlantic, on a flight to Las Vegas out of Manchester that was full of party revelers. I was quite literally distraught! The lovely trolley dolly had to bring me an extra bottle of complimentary red wine to calm me down. Worked a treat too and I have to say, I did feel much better for having a good old cry. The guy sat next to me was very good, pretending to ignore me!!!
Crying is cleansing.
According to a recent clinical study from the University of Netherlands, 50% of people who have a little teary moment feel so much happier post cry.
Really ladies, you need to leant to let go of those pent up negative emotions. Crying is the ultimate cathartic process. Although I also like throwing things too. I find that hugely satisfying! Especially my hair brush. Love that. Always feel massively happier after a good old hair brush flinging hissy fit.
Emotional tears, as opposed to chopped onion tears (which are just a pain in the ass and make your mascara run down your face) contain stress hormones and we all want to be rid of those stress hormones now don’t we?
Doesn’t stress also make you fat and carry excess, isolated belly weight??
Hang on, so If I cry me a river, I’m also going to be happier and slimmer? Time to watch The Champ again I think and pass me a huge box of Kleenex!
Don’t get too excited though. Apparently drooling also contains stress hormones and no-one wants to go round dribbling all over the shop!
Crying is also sociable.
Hear me out. Who doesn’t feel better after a much needed hug? Seeing someone cry makes us react empathetically, so it’s all round a positive human bonding experience.
So go on. Make this a weepy Wednesday.
Put a soppy movie on and have a little cry. Promise you’re going to feel happier ever after!