What Might Be Blocking Your Intuition
If you are trying to trust your gut feeling and intuition, but feel like you can’t even figure out what your instincts are telling you, there could be a block. This is very common, but also possible to find the cause of so you can get back to trusting those intuitions you know you have.
Lack of trust is perhaps the biggest impediment to developing your intuition. The messages you receive may appear so odd, so left-of-centre that you tell yourself, “no, that can’t be right” – especially when on a superficial level there is evidence to the contrary
Yes, it can be hard to not overthink especially now that you are telling yourself not to do it, but it is possible. Overthinking and overanalyzing every little thing is probably blocking you from being able to even listen to your own intuition and gut feeling.
Overthinking is when you feel like you need to study every single detail of something before you do it. Take for example, choosing what you want to eat for lunch. People who don’t overthink, might choose the first thing that comes to them, what is nearby, or what they are craving.
Someone who tends to overthink, will judge the nutritional content, go back and forth between several restaurants, consider minute details nobody would even think of, and begin getting anxious, frustrated, and overwhelmed with the options.
Anxiety or Fear
Anxiety is something many people struggle with, as well as various types of fears. But just because you feel stressed or anxious or fear the worst, doesn’t mean you can’t use that to your advantage. You can actually use your anxiety as a way to see when you are blocking your intuition, and what might be standing in the way. If you always tend to get anxious when you are around a certain person, maybe it isn’t your fear, but your intuition telling you they are maybe not a safe person to be around, or just someone that isn’t good for you in this point in your life.
You may also be blocking your own intuition because of your bias, or when you tend to always favor one thing over another, no matter what. Bias is extremely common, and not always a bad thing. When you think you have the cutest dog that ever lived, that is bias, but in a good way. Of course you love your dog more than any other dog!
But if you are biased in certain ways where it is affecting your ability to make good decisions or to listen to your gut, that is when it might be time to remain flexible and open-minded.
Lack of Trust
Do you not trust yourself because your intuition wronged you in the past?
This is definitely something worth exploring. It is normal and actually a good thing when you learn from your mistakes, and when your experiences educate you on when to trust your gut.
But sometimes, you are losing trust in yourself because of a misplaced decision, but it really has nothing to do with what you’re trying to decide in this moment.
Consider When it comes to living a more intentional life, it is all about acting with purpose. This starts with your daily habits, specifically your morning routine.
Other People’s Opinions or Judgments
Lastly, if you listen to other people and allow their judgments to dictate your own decisions, it is going to be really hard to pay attention to your own intuition. Make sure your choices are your own, including the intentions behind them.
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