When does feeling your feelings become indulgent?

I had my day scheduled and during my first scheduled task I came across a graphic video that brought on a deep and utter sadness and sorrow in me. I sobbed tears and felt my feelings. Earlier this week when I tried to plow through my feelings and stick to my schedule, I buffered all day and created a lot of anxiety for myself, therefore neither getting my work done nor feeling my feelings. So today I decided to not stick to my schedule, but instead be with my feelings and do what I feel like doing in the moment, consciously.

I can imagine this can lead to indulgence and avoidance of pain (focusing on work). So how will I know when feeling my feelings becomes indulgent?