We know that when we identify the emotion that we are feeling, the stress we feel because of it decreases. It lets us continue on with our day without carrying heavy feelings with us.
Except, health care professionals are TERRIBLE at acknowledging our own emotions.
Enter the Feelings Wheel.
It can be a quick way to identify how we are feeling so that we can process it at the moment and move on. Rather than waiting until we get home or talking about it with our counsellor at some point in the future, we defuse the emotional bomb. This is a simple way to stay mentally nimble during terrible days.