The language we use to describe our emotions affects how we feel. I see this often in my work, and this is the basis for a common call to “reframe”. There is more to mere “reframe”.
But first, can we identify our emotions now? How do we do this? What words do we use, and why? Words are culturally-informed, and we use words as a tool for social conformity, in our instinctive desire and attempt to belong.