If you get confused, start with love. If you feel lost or overwhelmed, go back to love. Then you'll always find your way back to God. Love leads you away from falsehood, idols, hatred, and evil. Just love.
"I know the plans I have for you - plans for welfare, and not for evil - plans to give you a future, and to give you hope. You will call on me, and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me, and when you seek me with all your heart, you will find me - and I will restore your fortunes."
- Jeremiah 29:11-14 (my own adaptation from the English Standard Version of the Protestant Bible)
To feel - just to feel - is never a waste of time.
Everything we pay attention to matters. Not everyone realizes that they need to manage their thought-life. We need to pay attention to how we feel and what we are thinking about, because our feelings and thoughts become words and actions. And in themselves, they are a basis for future feelings and thoughts, which make up who we really are.