We are all told to speak up when it comes to our mental health, but what happens if you don’t really know how you’re feeling?
The feelings wheel can be used to identify how you are feeling. To start, try to identify the primary emotion from the 6 core feelings.
Work your way outwards, seeing if any of the feelings labelled in the outer rings apply to you. Once you have identified the feeling, spend a few minutes trying to work out the trigger.
The feelings wheel can help us break down our feelings. While anger or sadness or fear can feel completely overwhelming, breaking each feeling down will make them seem less intense.
Breaking down our feelings can help us realize that our emotions are just emotions, usually brought on by a specific event.
We may feel as though we don’t just feel the emotion, we are the emotion.