There is a big difference between knowing what you’re feeling and being able to experience the emotions. Feeling your feelings is not as simple as it sounds.
Emotional health is not only about severe issues like depression or anxiety. It includes the little worries, frustrations, doubts, sadness or guilt that you experience in your daily life.
Most of us have never learned or been taught to navigate the intensity of ‘bad’ feelings. It’s difficult and can be literally painful; these uncomfortable emotions are not only held in our minds but also our physical bodies. For example, tightness in your neck and shoulders when you’re worried, tension in your stomach when you’re nervous, or heaviness in your heart when you’re sad.