Sometimes it's hard to put a finger on the term to describe how we are feeling. A high level descriptor such as "happy" or "sad" is likely to come to mind first. Yet if you dig a little deeper you might uncover more accurate feelings and emotions that better describe your current mood or behaviour.
Why would you want to do that?
Several reasons actually.
One is because being mindful of what you are really feeling can help you identify possible reasons why.
Two, you can shift your thinking from "I am Sad" to "I am feeling sad...because more deeply I feel (example: ashamed, fragile, remorseful)
Three with this deeper understanding of your emotions you can begin to shift and re-frame your thinking or move through emotions naturally.My foundation programs delve deeper into emotions, mindfulness and self-awareness further. The "Think Love Kindness" mindfulness and meditation program in the members area helps you get started using this powerful and important skill.
Simply, by being more aware of your emotions you can choose the way you shape your life, work and relationships. You can choose to 'stop and smell the roses' and enjoy your the moments in your day for a happier and more fulfilling life.
To help you recognise what you're feeling click here to view the 'Wheel of Emotion - PDF' (based on the work of Prof. Robert Plutchik)