From time to time I eat WAY too much for one sitting and then I want to pull the trigger to make the pain go away. Before you get worried that I'm bulemic, my point is that 100% of the times I've felt this way, I instead just sit back and digest.
Unfortunately, I don't have the same patience when it comes to emotions. I've long turned to music to help me figure out how I feel about various situations, or because I know listening to certain sappy songs will serve as my trigger when I've had too much "experience." Instead of sitting back and digesting, in 100% of these cases I pull the trigger. I usually shoot a bunch of times!
The following are some of my remedies for when I feel like I've had a macaroni and cheese heaping of feelings:
The Promise by Tracy Chapman
Talk to You by Brian Webb
The Blower's Daughter by Damien Rice
Fishing in the Morning by Dar Williams
Tiny Dancer by Elton John
All the Right Reasons by The Jayhawks
Yellow Brick Road by Kris Delmhorst
Those Three Days by Lucinda Williams
Nobody Knows Me directly followed by If I Had a Boat by Lyle Lovett
Way I Am by Martin Sexton
Then I'll Be Smiling by Matt Nathanson
Oh My Sweet Carolina followed by almost anything else by Ryan Adams
Fly From Heaven by Toad the Wet Sprocket
Hold On by Tom Waits
Safe by Travis
Do you have a secret cabal of go-to tearjerkers?