Crying releases cortisol (a by-product of adrenalin) and other toxins from the body. It allows us to shed some of the emotional burden we are carrying. How often have you cried and felt better for doing so? It’s a natural process that we can deny ourselves needlessly. Give yourself permission to cry whenever you need to.
Sweating also releases cortisol and other toxins from our system. Working up a sweat through vigorous exercise also gets our bodies to release endorphins, our all natural feel good medicine. Depending on the type of exercise, it can take your mind off what ails you, or even help you work through whatever you are struggling with.
Conscious breathing through meditation, mindfulness, or pranayama is hugely beneficial. Amongst other things it activates your body’s parasympathetic response system, causing you to relax and de-stress. The breath anchors you in the present moment, where you can feel grounded, safe, and well.
So there you have it: 3 sure-fire ways to feel better now. Because feeling good doesn’t always have to be hard.