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Cry It Out!

Crying is basically free therapy. Here are seven ways having a good sob makes us feel heaps better, and honestly there’s no shame in it. Brb, grabbing a tissue.

Pamela Choo

Crying is amazing therapy. “Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots”, says Elizabeth Gilbert, who shot to fame as author for Eat, Pray, Love. While this may seem as a given, there's more. “To weep is to make less the depth of grief ” said William Shakespeare, and “If you haven't cried, your eyes can't be beautiful”, according to Sophia Loren. If you ever needed more reason to cry, here they are. So if you find yourself really needing to, especially when things just seem to be a lot to handle, just let it pour out. And if crying in public is not your thing, do it in private and you might just feel so much better. Read the ways crying has been such a therapeutic act for some of us! If you haven’t tried it , we highly recommend it.

FEELS SO GOOD AFTER

You know that feeling like you just need to vent and release all that emotion you’re feeling? It ’s real and it ’s even better if it ’s with someone close that you trust, who hears you out without judging. “I can let all my deepest emotions out [and] it just feels good, like how ranting makes you feel better, too,” says Michelle, 24, Graphic Designer.

PREVENTS A WORSE BREAKDOWN

Keeping your emotions to yourself for too long won’t help you in the long run. You’ll slowly start to feel the heaviness build up and as it creeps u


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