How to Stop Yourself From Crying

How to Stop Yourself From Crying

Crying is a completely normal thing that helps you soothe yourself in stressful situations. However, sometimes it can make you feel embarrassed, confused, or uncomfortable. In these cases, you can use several tricks to control your tears that 5-Minute Crafts will show you in this article.

1. Pinch yourself.

What to do:

  • Pinch yourself on the skin between your thumb and index finger.

Why it works:

✅ The discomfort from the pinching will distract you from crying.

2. Tilt your head up.

What to do:

  • Slightly tilt your head up.

Why it works:

✅ When you tilt your head, your tears collect at the bottom of your eyelids and they can’t run down to your face.

3. Drink some water.

What to do:

  • Fill a glass with water and drink some of it.

Why it works:

Sipping and swallowing water can help you make the lump in your throat go away.

4. Distract yourself.

What to do:

  • Squeeze a stress ball, scribble something on a notepad, look at a beautiful picture, or find any other activity that will capture your attention completely.

Why it works:

✅ Focusing on a physical activity or task will distract you from the tears.

5. Relax your face.

What to do:

  • Relax your facial muscles, paying close attention to the ones behind your inner eyebrows.

Why it works:

✅ When you’re going to cry, you tend to tense up your facial muscles, so relaxing them will help you prevent tears.

6. Focus on breathing.

What to do:

  • Take a deep long breath in, hold it for a moment, then slowly exhale.
  • Breathe in this way for a little while.

Why it works:

✅ Concentration on your breathing will help you feel calmer and reduce your stress level.

7. Blink.

What to do:

  • If you’ve already started crying, blink quickly and move your eyes around.

Why it works:

✅ Blinking and moving your eyes will clear away all the tears and prevent them from spilling out of your eyes.

❗ If you feel like you might start crying, do not blink to prevent the tears from falling.

8. Ground yourself.

What to do:

  • Look around yourself in the room and try to point out every red object that you can spot. You can choose any other color you like to do this.

Why it works:

✅ This technique will help you distract yourself and calm down.

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