How to Trust Your Intuition
Recently, I had one of those Mondays where I woke up and didn’t want to do anything.
Ever been there?
It was 9 am, and I was trying to force myself to sit down to my computer and do some work, but it felt like a massive uphill battle. (I know you feel me on that one.)
My intuition was telling me that even though I had so many things to do (literally hours of work that had to get done that day), that I shouldn’t rush into it.
My intuition told me to take a nap, go to the gym, and then take a long walk to my co-working space to clear my mind.
Which I wanted to fight because mama’s brain turns off promptly around 2 or 3 each day, mmmkay?
So obviously, starting my day late didn’t feel like the right thing to do, because if I lost that day, I’d be screwed.
But I decided to trust my intuition because I know that it can surprise me, and lo and behold….
I walked into my coworking space at 2 pm feeling incredible, ready to work, and energized with new ideas…
…worked for 5 hours straight and got even more done than I would’ve expected.
I literally couldn’t believe it – but that is the magic of intuition.
It doesn’t always give you an answer that makes sense.
But, if you decide to take a leap of faith and listen to it, it never guides you astray.
The problem you have with intuition is that you don’t listen, because you don’t trust it.
That’s what I want to teach you how to fix this week.
(P.S. If you’re like, yo, Gieselle, wtf are we talking about? Check out the last four newsletters where we’ve talked about what intuition feels like, and how to use it to make important decisions. You can find them here: #1 #2 #3 #4)
Learning how to trust your intuition is easy.
#1 – You have to actually start following it! You can start with small decisions, but listen to your intuition, and take some leaps of faith.
#2 – You need to mark when it’s spot on. A tool I love is making an “intuition log”, where you simply write down any time your intuition was right. You can do this throughout the day, or you can do a daily check-in.
#3 – Keep a log of all the times you ignored your intuition, and then things go wrong. Those will whip you into gear when you’re thinking of ignoring your intuition in the future
If you consistently log these moments, you will eventually trust your intuition and follow it more often than not – I promise! You just have to train your brain to believe.
My last email about intuition is coming last week – and it’s all about what to do when your intuition leads you astray.
P.S. What’s one intuitive win you’ve had this week? I wanna hear them!
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