There's no denying that self-care is the buzzword on the block. But take it from your bank account: Self-care is rarely free.

And sometimes these pastimes don't help your inner voice grow stronger. So, let's talk the no-cost option that really gets to the root of feeling balanced on the regular. Let's get to feeling our feelings.

In a world where CBD seems to pay off, slowly getting to know your feelings can seem anti-productive. But hear us out: Exploring your emotional intelligence might help you quickly kick stress to the curb.

"Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognize our feelings, emotions, and moods to better identify what we are feeling and why," says Jen Shirkani, keynote speaker and author of "Ego vs. EQ" and "Choose Resilience."

Shirkani emphasizes the importance of reading yourself. "By (doing that), we can channel our emotions to respond in healthy, intelligent ways rather than allowing our emotions to take over and undermine us."

Ready to get emotional with us? Here are the seven feelings that we've found make or break our self-care techniques.

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