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 the emotions naturally. The programs I deliver and the "Think Love Kindness" program in the members area has more information on this powerful and important skill.
Simply, by being more aware of our emotions you can shape your life, work and relationships to be more how you want them to be. You can stop and smell the roses and enjoy your life in every moment of the day.
To help you recognise what you are feeling click here to view the 'Wheel of Emotion - PDF' (based on the work of Prof. Robert Plutchik)