I would surmise that most folks don’t listen to their intuition as often as they might tell you. We all want to think that we are intuitive, that we make decisions with proper forethought, and are diligent in our due diligence.
Truth be known, many of us make poor snap decisions. It’s like impulse buying. We justify our actions as “needing” the outcome or item when in fact we don’t it all, we just want it now… that instant gratification thing we are so used to.
Over the years, I have been extremely guilty of this phenomenon. It has not served me well, but instead has left me with results that have to
be corrected at some point in time later on.
I’ve done a lot of self-awareness training to hear what my intuition is telling me, and if I slow down long enough to hear what it is urging me to do, I make much better decisions.
Several times a day, I check-in with my personal energy to see if I’m doing what I should. I close my eyes for a minute or two, take several deep breathes and relax. In doing so, I allow my energy to become calm, for my mind to clear the chaos, so I can focus better. It’s like when your computer becomes sluggish and needs a restart to clear its temporary memory and function more efficiently.
Intuition is also referred to as a feeling in your gut, that says:
- Pay attention something isn’t right with this relationship
- This idea has bad consequences, wake up
- Oh, do this, it’s good for you, be happy
- Be confident, you’re right
Your intuition works better when you listen to it regularly. You do this by slowing down and allowing it to be heard. This takes some practice, which is why most folks don’t do it. It forces you to relax, get back in-tune with what makes you happy and drives through your day.
Give it a chance, find a quiet spot, close your eyes, breathe deeply and relax, it may be the best thing you do all day.
Breathe in 1,2,3…Breathe out 1,2,3…
“Everything you desire is just outside your comfort zone.”