Updated: Oct 16, 2018
Tuning into your intuition can be difficult. With so much noise, information, and clutter within the world, our thoughts can often be clouded with distractions, peoples judgements and opinions, which in turn makes it very difficult to hear your own intuition.
However, there are lots of ways that you can help your intuitive voice find its way to you.
Step away from the situation.
I found that during my hardest times, especially while going through my cancer journey, the best thing you can do is allow yourself some breathing space.
Stand up and go for a long walk, head out into nature, browse some online shops, meditate, listen to music, read a book, sit with a coffee/tea and watch the world go by. Whatever you love doing, whatever calms you, do it. Find some quiet space to let your mind wander, and your intuitive voice will have a far greater chance of finding you and being heard.
Be honest with yourself.
It can sometimes be very easy to ignore your feelings and push them away.
We might push those gut feelings aside and take what may seem like the easier option because we're afraid of failure, change, and saying no. We sometimes have too much chatter in our head and it's way too noisy to let us hear our intuition. There are chatters of doubt, worry, judgment, and fears of what other people may think or feel.
However, ultimately this is about your happiness. And if something doesn’t feel right, then maybe it’s time for a change.
Be honest with yourself and acknowledge those unsettled feelings; they are there to guide and support you. This is your soul speaking to you. YOUR INTUITION. Listen!
Listen to your gut.
Intellectually most of us know what this means: Follow that voice in your heart, listen to your gut, the answer is within you.
It sounds simple, but for me it was developed over time by allowing myself to evolve and move forward, instead of wallowing in self-doubt. I remember so many times in my life when I disregarded my gut's opinion and I did what I thought I was "supposed" to do, instead of what I knew in my gut was right.
There's that little niggly inner voice, you know that one? Or perhaps its just a "feeling"? That my friends, is your intuition...
Trust in the gut — it k