Sadly, not many of us do it, but by using introspection, by observing our own mental and emotional processes, we can help ourselves recognise our thoughts and feelings at any given time. Only then will we begin to recognise the feelings that are making us unhappy.
Research indicates that by accepting that we have negative feelings, can increase our wellbeing. That by accepting we may be feeling unhappy, angry, or disappointed, will also reduce stress levels.
By us accepting and recognising our feelings, we intentionally remove our thinking from the unconscious part of our brain to the conscious part. Then once we’re thinking about how we feel in the present moment, we can put our feelings into perspective, as well as keep on top of how we feel.