Slay the day.
I tell myself that alot!

So why is it that the minute I get back to my car after I drop off my son at preschool, I burst out into a sea of tears. How can my emotions come out so suddenly?

It only happens when I am alone. And I haven’t truly been alone for a while. Being a busy mom of three it’s nearly impossible to ever be alone. But when it happens, it feels amazing when it’s over. Like an emotional cleanse.

I think they need to come up with a term for people like me who just lose their emotions at the drop of a hat.

Grief is something I definitely continue to battle with, and I probably will always, but I’m so glad I have some tools to help me. But alone time with my thoughts is a tough time. So I’m about to enjoy my meal and my book and journal what I’m thankful for.

Because that’s what matters. Not what we’ve lost, but what we have right in front of us now.
And reminding myself of that is what I need to do more of.

Does anyone else just completely lose it at the strangest times?  Well I learned something about this today!  Crying and EXERCISE can give you the same result! Say what?

Sure, everyone knows that exercise is good for you. I’ve been talking about this now for well over 3 years. But did you know that CRYING is GOOD for you too!? Both of these things actually make you HAPPIER!

Obviously, Exercise keeps your weight in check, makes you stronger, and keeps you feeling youthful and staying active into old age.

When you work out and stay active on a regular basis, it’s not just a coincidence that you feel less stressed out, less anxious, and generally happier. Well, CRYING does the same!

It just depends the type of tears you actually cry. Today I learned that there are three types.
💦One is the type that happens when you cut onions,
💦The second is the type that happens when your eyes need to stay lubricated from wind or sand,
💦And the third is the EMOTIONAL tear, that I know all too well!

Like exercising, these EMOTIONAL TEARS release 😁happy chemicals into your brain!!

Dopamine, a chemical that plays a role in happiness, is produced when we exercise and other stress chemicals are released when we cry. Clearly, then, it is physically very healthy to exercise and cry, regardless of whether or not it feels awkward or embarrassing socially. Maybe just don’t do them both at the same time! 🤪

Exercise and Crying can also reduce levels of 😫stress hormones! That’s because when you exercise, you’re actually subjecting yourself to a low-level form of stress by raising your ❤️heart rate and triggering a burst of hormonal changes. When you subject yourself to the stress of exercise enough, your body will eventually get better at handling the rest of life’s stressors. Also when you cry! The same happens. You start out stressed and anxious, you cry a good cry and release! And then feel a cleansing effect, and you actually feel BETTER after you get it back together!

So….. exercise and cry. Just not at the same Time. Or maybe you will if you are in one of my groups!

I would love to have you join in one with me so we can KNOCK out GRIEF together every day.
Or check out my story about GRIEF here!

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