People try to hide their emotions, but there are perfectly acceptable reasons to cry. It’s clear that there’ll be tears during dramatic moments of your life, but you don’t have to hold back the waterworks when you think your situation doesn’t warrant them. You’re allowed to have feelings. You don’t want to be upset 24/7, but there are perfectly acceptable reasons to cry that you shouldn’t be ashamed about:
1. Sappy Scenes
If your favorite show is ending, or your favorite character dies, feel free to cry. It doesn’t matter that the show is fake. The characters represent real people with thoughts and actions just like you. Great scenes are acceptable reasons to cry, because they’re aiming to evoke emotion. The show may be scripted, but it portrays reality that you can relate to.
2. Understandably Overwhelmed
It’s stressful to balance schoolwork, and a job, and a social life, and everything else. If you’re overwhelmed by your list of chores, cry it out. It can help you calm down, so that you’re ready to complete all of your tasks.
3. Missed Material Items
Unfortunately, we live in a world where material items hold extreme importance. If your phone breaks or your iPod deletes all of your music, it’s okay to break down. After a while, electronics start to hold sentimental value, because they contain so much of your life. When your contacts are deleted or songs vanish, it’s hard to keep your cool.
4. Crushed by Crushes
Has your crush been flirting with someone else in front of you? It might seem silly to cry about it, because you were never together. However, you didn’t have to be an item in order to care about him. Love can be tricky. When you have feelings for someone, you’ll cry for ridiculous reasons, even if he only looked at you the wrong way.
5. Last Loser
Since you were a child, you’ve been told not to be a sore loser, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t wallow in private. If you were interviewed for your dream job, and didn’t get it, life can feel pointless. You can’t be sad forever, but you don’t have to push away your sadness. It’s unhealthy to keep your feelings inside, and your passion may fuel you to do better in the future.
6. Crummy Cramps
We all know how horrible period pains can be. Your back hurts, your head hurts, your stomach hurts. Sometimes, you don’t even want to get out of bed. If this is the case, it’s okay to let out a few tears. We get more emotional during that time of the month anyway, so you might as well cry.
7. Internal Insecurities
If you don’t like what you see in the mirror, it’s okay to be upset. Of course, once your tears dry, you have to remember how wonderful you really are. Everyone has imperfections, so it’s impossible to be perfect. As long as you realize your worth in the long run, it’s okay to occasionally cry over a bad hair day.
You shouldn't spend every single day in tears, but you should be comfortable releasing your emotion. Try to balance it out to retain a healthy mind. Are you someone who cries often, or do you keep your emotions inside?