5 suggestions that will help you belief your instincts

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5 tips to help you trust your instincts

Do you listen to your intuition

Now, since I run the risk of sounding cheesy, I am completely following my instincts, and research supports the theory that this is a good idea. Though often overlooked, lately psychologists have drawn attention to the power of instinct. According to a recent study, those who make instinctive decisions, even in a business environment, are 70% more likely to make the right decision. All these analyzes and considerations could therefore be of no use after all!

Aside from rethinking, the problem these days is that most of us are used to searching Google for answers to our dilemmas. In a huge, overwhelming sea of ​​data, we often forget that our own gut feeling is often the right answer. Personally, I know that my best decisions were usually based on instinct. In fact, the reference to the gut as "the second brain" makes perfect sense to me.

5 tips to help you trust your instincts more:

1. Listen – to your heart, not just your head. If you can't get an idea out of your head, your gut is telling you it's worth paying attention to. You're more likely to succeed when you act on the things that really matter to you – it makes sense!

2. Commit – Once you've settled on an instinct, now is the time to get involved and put in the work to get what you want.

3. Educate – As you immerse yourself in the knowledge of an area or topic, your instincts and confidence grow. This is the connection that happens when you get your hands dirty knowing what is working.

4. Be flexible – If you act instinctively, you should be flexible in the implementation. What you start to do could change completely – the basic instinct remains the same, but the idea continues to evolve.

5. Trust yourself – Don't let the fear of failure or what others think stop you from listening to your instincts. The most important person to be faithful to is yourself.

How does it feel?
According to UCLA lecturer and psychiatrist Judith Orlofff, most gut feelings are accompanied by a physical sensation – wonderful evidence that our “second brain” is trying to tell us something. "The body never lies," says the quote. Positive physical sensations often indicate that you are on the right track or that something good is happening or will happen.

Positive and affirmative instincts are often accompanied by:

– A feeling of warmth
– The ability to breathe easier
– Sharp clarity (of sight or hearing)
– A wave of goosebumps, tingling or "fluttering" sensations
Relaxation of the shoulders and stomach

Pay attention to the above in the coming weeks and write down the intuitive feeling you experience about something. Listen and watch out for these signs – you will soon notice even the subtle sensations. On the other hand, negative or cautionary instincts are sometimes more obvious and alert us to potential dangers. These include:

Icy cold hands and feet or a general cold
A sting or tension in the stomach or chest area
– nausea / sour stomach
– The feeling of being on high alert
– tiredness or loss of energy
– onset of headache

These sensations can be useful warnings to you that you may be on the wrong path, that you are making the wrong decision, or that you must proceed with caution. Instinct can tell us when it's time to give up and let go, or when it's time to assert yourself and move on (see blog post). In relation to a relationship or job, experiencing these sensations may mean that you need a break and step back temporarily or for a longer period in order to improve your health and well-being.

If you're interested in the power of intuition and want to learn more, check out David Vobora's TED talk "Trust your Gut".

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