Here’s How to Handle Your Feelings About Your Feelings

Because meta-emotions are complicated

A young woman sits on a swing with her back to the camera. A swing to her left is empty. In front of her are a playground carousel and a picnic table, also empty.
Image by Manfred Antranias Zimmer from Pixabay

I came across the term “meta-emotions” recently and I discovered it’s a way to describe something we all experience — feelings about feelings.

Meta-emotions have come up for me a lot during the pandemic. Maybe that’s the case for you, too. I’ll feel sad because I haven’t been able to…