How are you feeling today?

How are you feeling today?
This question begins every Coaching Session because it supports you to slow down enough to articulate the two words that best reflect what is on your heart and mind. Knowing how you feel is one way to know yourself and critical for Self-Leadership, the foundation of The Well-Being Coaching Program.

The Feel Wheel is a tool to help you identify your feelings with more specific terms instead of the overused defaults of good, busy, or tired. The center of the wheel provides more general feelings with the middle and outside describing more specific ones. Two words are used because you can feel anxious and excited at the same time and it’s important to be aware of both.

Can you tell me more about that?
After you identify how you feel, further exploration helps you recognize how your perception of an event that already happened or even one that hasn’t, is affecting you. While you might want to blame someone or something else for how you feel, taking responsibility for your reaction empowers you to do something different.

How can you support yourself right now?
Self-Leadership is nurturing the relationship you have with yourself by making the best decisions to support you. This requires you to know what you need, like more rest or less activity, and then making sure you get it. We have proven when you make better decisions, you feel better because you decrease your stress and and become more connected, engaged, and energized in your life.

When you understand the personal costs or benefits of all of your decisions, like saying yes to an extra shift or no to staying up late, you can make better ones to help you feel better. Ask yourself these questions right now to help you get clear and feel better.

How am I feeling?

Why am I feeling this way?

How can I best support myself right now?


  1. Ally Bailey on May 8, 2024 at 7:44 pm

    As always Diane, you’re right on!


    • Diane Sieg on May 10, 2024 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you Ally. I always appreciate your positive feedback.

      Take good care,

  2. Kathy Santti on May 8, 2024 at 7:51 pm

    So glad to receive this email today as I am having a reverse shoulder replacement tomorrow and many thoughts have been going through my head. Trying to stay positive knowing the pain that will be involved. But your email has given me some direction, Diane. Thank you.

    • Diane Sieg on May 10, 2024 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Kathy,
      I’m happy to hear this post was helpful to you and Godspeed your healing with your shoulder replacement.
      Take good care,

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