Do you use social media to have other people make decisions for you? Or do you trust your own intuition when you need it in your life?
Are you in touch with your own inner guidance system?
The old phrase “trust your gut” still holds true today. Learning to trust your intuition is a skill that can be developed with practice.
There are three rules to follow when learning to trust yourself.
- Listen to your body: Your gastrointestinal area has neurotransmitters that deliver impulses to your brain. Then, you experience a physiological reaction like goose bumps or a knot in your stomach. These are known as somatic markers. They appear when you are in unknown territory or face uncertainty. Your body is giving you a signal.
- Draw from your experience: Combine what you have learned about yourself and the world, a.k.a. your life experience, along with what your body is telling you, and you have a powerful mix. Pay attention to what you feel! Is it positive or negative?
- Practice, Practice, Practice: Developing and learning to trust your intuition muscle is just like strengthening a regular muscle. Tune in to your physical sensations, your emotions, and your energy many times a day to learn to trust what you already know. It takes practice!
Once you learn to trust your own inner guidance system, then, if you still feel you want outer support, go ahead and check in with a friend or two, if you choose. Learning to listen to and rely on what your body is telling you will be a habit that will, eventually, become unconscious, once you’ve incorporated it into your life.
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