I remember being at a friend's house watching last year's Super Bowl. We were of course rooting for the Hawks and it was a disappointment when they lost. Granted, I don't understand all the rules about football and I'm one of the least likely fans. So in light of that, I was quick to dismiss that I felt sad or disappointed. I remember saying to myself, It's only football (don't hurt me).
The rest of the evening went by and I was going about my business when I found myself staying up past my bedtime watching replays of the game. What the heck?! If this truly didn't matter to me then why am I doing this? I finally admitted to myself that it did matter and I wasn't okay with our loss. How I was feeling at the time was valid and I didn't have to dismiss them. I can experience them and move on from them.
Are you quick to push your feelings aside? They tend to re-surface and guide our behaviors. I'm here if you need help!