Why do you want to make yourself cry?
Well, there could be several reasons. Either you might have been through a lot of trauma and your tears got dried up and you want to make yourself cry to get that burden off your heart.
In such situations, crying can be ideal for your mental health. Real tears will help your soul relieve your burdens easier.
Another reason could be that you are an actor who has to cry on cue because a specific scene demands that.
Or you might have some personal reasons for fake or real tears.
I am going to help you out with 10 best methods on how to make yourself cry whatever your reason could be.
How To Make Yourself Cry
#1. Follow What Actors Do
Do you know how actors cry while acting?
Actors can’t get into character every time to expect emotional tears coming out. They use something else.
Well, one of the popular tricks among actors is the menthol tear stick or menthol tear producers.
What they do is apply menthol tear liquid right under your eyes, this is called tear stick. They also use a spray to produce tears instantly. The spray is called the tear producer.
#2. Open Eyes Wide And Don’t Blink
Try “don’t blink challenge”, in which you have to take a challenge in which you have to open your eyes wide without blinkin as much time as possible.
When you blink,your eyes lubricate themselves because in that way they are cleaning themselves.
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#3. Recall Sad Moment
I know it’s quite painful to recall a sad moment but this method is the most effective one.
Just start thinking of the most sad moment in your life and tears will automatically start rolling down your cheeks.
For instance, if you remember about your painful break-up and the times when you cried.
Our human body can relive everything that happened in the past.
If you only think of that moment of your break-up or when you were crying lonely, your mind will visualize that tragic incident and your body will remember all of those emotions you felt when you were crying in the past and it will make you cry again.
Not only break-up, you can recall the sad things that happened in the past like the loss of a loved one,or a personal tragedy.
No doubt you would be able to make yourself cry but it cannot be good for your mental health.
#4. Chop an Onion
The most common method that we do on a regular basis whenever we are cooking meals. You can start chopping an onion, and the flood of tears will be out there.
An onion always triggers tears because of an enzyme ‘Syn-propanethial-S-oxide’ that stimulates the eye’s lachrymal glands responsible for watering eyes so you cry whenever you chop an onion.
This is the perfect and easy to do solution at home.
#5. Read Tragic Stuff
You can read something that will make you feel sad for a specific person or thing. You can read a sad love story, a tragic story of a patient who wrote his painful journey before his demise or a confession.
This method is quite easy and practical because you can always Google the reading stuff and you can find a sad story which will provoke empathy and make you cry.
Reading triggers emotions whether happy or sad, when we read something our mind starts making mental pictures of that story that let us connect with that story and triggers emotions.
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#6. Listen To Sad Music
Music has a deep effect on us in several ways. Music makes us creative while we’re writing something, music helps us get relaxed and it can also make us cry.
Listening Blues can give you the blues.
According to a study in Finland, researchers found that listening to sad music can make us sad.
But we recommend you to listen to classical music. The complex instruments used in classical music will tell your body that it can release every toxic thought keeping inside and you will see tears coming out.
#7. Watch Sad Movie
If the music method is not for you, watching a sad movie can be a good alternative if you have enough time to spare.
When we watch a movie our mind makes a connection with that story and any tragic incident happened in the movie affects our state of mind and makes us cry.
But it varies person to person. Some people immediately start crying while watching a movie and some people may get sad but it doesn’t have that much effect that they can start weeping.
#8. Take a Yawn
Yawning can also bring tears but If you are feeling tired or sleepy.
When we yawn, the facial muscles surrounding our eyes constrict and the lacrimal glands feel a slight pressure, which makes them release tears. The lacrimal glands are glands beneath your upper eyelids, just below your eyebrow bones.
So take a big yawn and you will immediately get tears in your eyes.
#9. Rub Your Eyes Gently
Start rubbing your eyes gently. We emphasize on “rubbing gently” because you shouldn’t hurt your eyes.
Once you are done with your rubbing session of a few seconds, open your eyes and stare at one particular thing until you get tears in your eyes.
It will irritate your eyes for sure that will make you cry a little bit. However, you can add sobbing sounds to make your crying more convincing.
#10. Repeat Certain Phrases
When we say something repeatedly, your mind starts believing that thing. You can invent some phrases that can usually make you sad or have empathy for someone.
Listen to yourself with full concentration while you’re saying those phrases and believe that it is true.
If you find it difficult, look at yourself in the mirror and start repeating those phrases again.
Because when you look in the mirror, it feels like you’re talking to yourself in real.
Keep on repeating after some time. But don’t be so pushy because that may create a counteract if you force yourself too much.
Whether you want to cleanse your soul from your past trauma such as a broken relationship or you want to add depth in your acting and make your scene look natural.
Whatever your reason might be, the above 10 best methods on how to make you cry will really help you out to bring tears to your face.