There was an interesting study published recently that said that listening to sad music can actually help you to process your sadness from grief more effectively than more upbeat music. I believe it, don’t you?
How many times have you felt sad and listened to just the right song that opened up the floodgates of tears which, in the end, made you feel so much lighter.
Feeling your feelings and expressing your emotions, whatever they are, is the key element to processing your grief. And if music can help you, so much the better.
In fact, I think you can go beyond music to include movies, fiction, poetry and even commercials (who hasn’t gotten emotional watching Sarah McLachlan’s ASPCA commercials?)
When you encounter something like this that starts to bring up your emotions, let them flow. Don’t resist it.
You’ll feel so much better if you just let yourself feel it. Sometimes what can make you feel the best is a good cry.
Here are some links that might help you to find the right thing for you:
Top 40 Songs the Will Make You Cry
Six Songs that Make People Cry and the Reasons Why
27 Songs that are not Adele’s that Will Make You Cry
56 Movies Guaranteed To Make You Ugly Cry
20 Books That Are Guaranteed To Make You Cry