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How do you know what you're feeling?

11 Answers
Last Updated: 04/27/2021 at 9:20pm
1 Tip to Feel Better
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Johanna Liasides, MSc


I work with youth and young adults to help them improve depressive symptoms and self-esteem as well as effectively address family, relationship and peer conflicts.

Top Rated Answers
September 21st, 2015 4:20am
You have to observe your emotional patterns. Try keeping track of what you're feeling and when you want to know your emotion, think back to previous case. That helps me a lot.
February 20th, 2015 4:18pm
I believe feelings serve a function whether to communicate, motivate or validate. Sometimes it helps to talk to someone to help you organize what you're feeling.
April 1st, 2015 4:09am
How do you feel? Sometimes we have feelings that we can't express, felling that only we know exist. It's normal. Cope with these feelings and try to keep yourself from having these feelings.
May 26th, 2015 11:11pm
I take a long shower and collect my thoughts. Sometimes I need to look at a piece of paper with emotions on it, and pick the one I am feeling.
June 17th, 2015 6:46am
Lots & lots of self reflection. Think about what events are provoking these feelings & why they are making you feel a specific way. You can brainstorm words to describe your feelings until you find ones that feel accurate.
December 29th, 2015 12:01pm
I can know what I'm feeling through my senses . Senses automatically informs me what I'm going through.
February 23rd, 2016 6:13am
Trust your gut instincts! Spend some time alone to analyse your emotions, eg labelling them, and identifying what makes you feel that way. Be familiar with the feelings so that you'll know the next time :)
May 18th, 2016 1:15am
Sometimes it is really hard to express what you may be feeling! I have found that looking up lists of feelings words has really helped. Also, it takes some time! Sometimes you really have to sit and think about what you are feeling, talk it out with yourself. At first you may think that you are feeling sad, but after some thought you realize that you are actually lonely, or bored!
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May 30th, 2016 9:09am
Take your time to consider what you are feeling when u have the chance. It will not be easy but this things takes time and effort.
November 13th, 2017 6:44am
Sometimes I don’t. I try to find the root of my emotions before I make a final decision on my feelings.
April 27th, 2021 9:20pm
For a long time I had difficulty with this question and sometimes the answer differs. One of the ways I tried to figure it out is by journaling and try not to analyze anything. Just write down anything that comes to mind. if you like to paint or draw, do it. If you feel like just throwing paint onto a paper, do it. Another way I tried to figure it out is just exercising and letting any thoughts into my mind. I would practice not getting mad or frustrated when my thoughts were not "productive" at letting me identify my feelings but just feel the emotion and think the thoughts happening. You can try to place yourself in a calm setting and be with yourself.