How to identify your emotions

Here’s how to identify your emotions and write them in a journal. Sounds easy enough, yet many of us struggle with this. We don’t usually feel just one emotion. Often it’s a whole mixed bag of emotions. This is what makes it so tricky to identify our emotions. It isn’t simple, but it is incredibly important.

When you understand what you’re feeling at a given moment can help you move through uncomfortable emotions. let them flow, run their course and lose their power. It may even prevent some of those bad feels in the future.

When you begin to understand how you are feeling. it’s the starting point of your healing. So don’t worry if you can’t pinpoint just one. List them all. There is no right or wrong answer. It’s all part of the healing process, becoming aware of how you are feeling.

Here is the Feeling Wheel. A helpful resource to help you pinpoint some of those feelings  you are having.

feeling wheel

Observing and naming your emotions helps to remove some of the feeling, so you can see things a little more clearly -and with more self-compassion.

Don’t forget, jot those feelings down in your journal. This will get easier the more you do it.


Kim Moore Blossome

About Kim Mo0re

Kim lost her husband to alcohol dependency in 2017. She created the Blossome Community to help others enduring losing a loved one to alcoholism or addiction find a Pathway to Peace so they can let go of guilt/shame and live with self-compassion and joy.

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