Emotions are feelings that we tend to experience when an action is done unto us or have an experience that moves our heart. They can be experienced in the form of joy when we are happy, anger while we are wronged, sad to show loneliness or disappointment. Various factors can lead us to feel the way we feel, and more often than not, these emotions are only felt for some time. To live life comfortably, we are more inclined to be happy all the time, but there are days when you’re not at your best. Sometimes people step on your toes, or you lose a loved one, you get your heart broken by your spouse, and we are allowed to feel all these things since we are human.
To move to the next phase in your life, you’ll have to allow yourself to feel these emotions when they come, instead of blocking them. Blocking them will only cause the feelings to build up inside you, and it could end up affecting your social or professional life. You’ll start projecting your negative feelings to those around you, thinking that they are in the wrong, while all this time the problem is with you. Embracing emotions does not make you look uncool, but it allows you to heal and release. Once you’ve released your burdens, you’ll feel much lighter at heart, and you’ll move on with life much easier.
Identifying emotions can be easy, but it can also be challenging, depending on the magnitude of the issue causing it. To correctly know what is causing you to feel the way you’re feeling, you’ve to first know what is causing it. When it is a straight-line solution, then you’ll identify it easily and know how to process it. Sometimes, there could be issues that overlap each other, making you think that you’re feeling one way, while the reality is what you are experiencing is something totally different.
There are situations when you’ll also be feeling more than one way, but this does not apply to all emotions. Some can be shared at the same time, especially those that share a theme. For example, you’d have done a wrong deed to someone either knowingly or not. At this point, the first thing you’d feel, especially when caught, is guilt. When you finally realize the effects of your actions, you tend to feel guilty, and you’re ready to make it up to that who you’ve wronged. Depending on your relationship with the other person, you’d feel a wave of sadness hit you at about the same time. These two emotions can share one space since they share a theme.
Another way to identify your emotions would be to ask yourself a bunch of questions or have someone assess you to find out exactly what it is you feel. This is not done to get to the root of the issue that’s making you feel the way you’re feeling, however, sometimes emotions could be mixed, or feeling one way masked in another. The asking of questions allows you to point a finger at what exactly you’re trying to process at heart. When you cannot find the right questions to ask yourself, there are questionnaires online, or surveys that you’d fill, and they could give a base map which you’d work with to identify your emotions.