Good News! Happy Tears Serve a Purpose
Happy tears serve a purpose. They are very helpful to your body when it comes to healing and maintaining health. You may have heard that crying helps in relieving stress and anxiety.
But what exactly does it do? What is its function? How long will you be able to keep up with the flow of tears without getting too overwhelmed or even sick? Is there any danger involved? Does it actually hurt? Are they harmful to your eyes? If so, how much and where do they go after you stop crying?
These are just some of the questions that need answering.
What Exactly Do Crying Helps With
Crying is one of the most common ways to express emotions. When we cry, our bodies release endorphins which are naturally produced in the brain. Endorphins are chemicals that relieve pain and promote feelings of well being.
They can also improve mood and reduce stress levels. The amount of endorphin released depends on many factors such as age, gender, weight, exercise level and other conditions. Some studies show that crying releases between 10% to 20% more than normal tears.
Happy tears are the most common kind. They are tears that are shed during emotionally positive events. These can be anything from a wedding, the birth of a child, or even an exceptionally funny movie.
In each case, they are the tears of joy and you should never feel guilty about crying over any of them. While crying is generally seen as something negative, it is actually a way for your body to produce good feelings. It’s actually pretty amazing when you think about it.
Things that Are Good For Your Eyes
Believe it or not, there are many things that are actually good for your eyes. This is why it’s important to get outside every once in awhile. While you might not think so, natural light is great for your vision and overall health.
If possible, try taking your lunch to a park a few times a week during the spring and summer. If this isn’t an option, try to take your breaks outside if at all possible. While this might not seem like a big deal, it can actually help reduce headaches and improve your vision over time.
Another thing that’s good for your eyes is eating leafy green vegetables like kale, spinach and collard greens. These are loaded with vitamins and minerals that are essential for healthy eyes. A few other foods that are good for your eyes include carrots, sweet potatoes, blueberries, blackberries and even apples.
The best part is that you can buy frozen berries almost anywhere so stock up on them when you get the chance.
Other than eating certain foods and taking walks in the sun there isn’t too much else you can do for your eyes. If you’re worried about your vision, make an appointment with an eye doctor. As long as you’re healthy in general, your eyes will be too.
Crying Doesn’t Necessarily Mean You’re Sad
There is a common misconception that crying means you’re sad or upset. While this can be true in some cases, it isn’t always the case. If you’re overwhelmed with joy, it is perfectly normal to cry.
Think about winning the lottery or getting a phone call that your cancer went into remission. These are both situations where most people would cry tears of joy.
On the other hand, crying can also be caused by sadness. This is more common than you might think. Think about the last time someone you know died.
You probably cried at their funeral or while thinking about them. While this might’ve seemed like an eternity of sadness to you at the time, looking back on it, you’re glad those people were a part of your life. Now they’re never far from your thoughts.
While there isn’t a sure fire way to tell if you’re crying due to sadness or joy, there are certain things that will almost always mean you’re sad. If you cry when you hear a particular song, for example, it is likely due to a sad memory. The same can be said for particular places.
For example, if you only cry at a location where a loved one died, then it is likely due to sadness. Don’t feel down if you’re crying due to sadness. All people cry at one point or another in their lives.
Meeting New People
It is perfectly normal to be scared when you first meet someone or don’t know what to say. This experience can be even more nerve-racking if you’re meeting someone for the first time and they happen to be someone who has a lot of friends or is popular.
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