I was just part of a national conversation on how difficult it is for people to talk about feelings.
Sometimes it’s worth stating the obvious. So here’s emotions 101, as I understand them:
– emotions are helpful signals.
– if you don’t process them, you’ll end up physically or mentally unwell, and your relationships will suffer.
– processing your emotions is a skill like any other, which you can learn and improve at.
– a useful first step in processing emotions is to try and name them.