Emotions are a rapid appraisal or perception, and expression.
The body becomes aroused.
The pre-frontal cortex comes on line and
says, "What does this mean?"
Typically there is an action tendency.
Emotions tell you what you need and what is important.
The meanings prime you into action.
Cues are relayed in the face and body.
Slow it down.
That is the key to understanding your emotions.
So you may understand.
Your emotions inform you.
Notice your emotions.