As a society, we are becoming more aware of the importance of recognising feelings and emotions. It is crucial we support our young people in their understanding of this.
It is okay to feel angry. It is okay to feel sad. It is okay to feel tired. It is okay to feel cranky. By focusing on feelings and emotions as positive and negative, it encourages us to push down ‘negative feelings’. This can cause problems later in life. It is okay to laugh and it is okay to cry. By exploring emotions and feelings, allows us to develop emotional maturity which improves mental wellbeing.