How do you feel your emotions?

Hello! When so much is talked about allowing ourselves to just feel the emotion what does that look like or how is this done? I find myself kind of going into a zone and just sitting when an emotion comes up that might usually make me uncomfortable…jealously, shame, but nothing happens?!! Haha I’ve gone to the bathroom when my kids were little and just locked myself in, sat on the toilet and said “ok now it’s time for the break down” and it never came no matter how many times I did this! It feel like I’m doing this same thing! Am I over thinking this? When I feel anger should I be throwing and braking things? When I feel joy should I be buying hundreds of flower for my house? When I stop to feel an emotion of how I think people are doing it…I feel nothing so it makes me wonder if I’m doing it wrong?