Before we admit to, identify and name what we are feeling – it can feel pretty big. When our emotions are undefined, they have more power.
To take some of the punch out of our undefined emotions, we can choose to stop and see our feelings for what they are. We can admit how we feel and simply acknowledge the feelings. We can identify our feelings and own them.
We do not want to try to skip over anything or push any of our emotions down – they will just come back up. And usually at a very inconvenient time. It is best for us to work on through them. It is okay to feel whatever we are feeling.
Once we identify and embrace our feelings, we can move on past them. Not that they are erased from our lives forever, but that we can move through them easier. We can deal with our feelings more effectively when we come from a place of observation and calm.