March 22, 2014

Trusting Your Intuition {Self-Care Saturday}

You know that small voice inside that tells you what to do, or that sinking feeling in your stomach that lets you know something just isn't right. Everyone has feelings of intuition, but some don't pay any attention to those feelings.

Most successful people follow their intuition regularly - whether they call it "tuning in" or "following a hunch" it all comes down to being highly intuitive and learning how to listen to the messages that your intuition is sending you.

How can you become better in tune with your intuition? Here's a list of 10 things that you can do:

Pay attention! When your body is trying to send you a message, stop what you're doing and listen. Stop ignoring these signals and instead take a moment to think about your gut feelings.

Take time to be alone. When you're with people 24/7 and you are in constant conversation, there is no time for you to connect with yourself in a way that allows for intuitive thoughts to come through. It's no shock that most highly intuitive people are introverts!

Create something beautiful. Even if you don't consider yourself to be a creative person, finding some sort of creative outlet will help you connect with your intuition. It could be just doodling, it could be playing a musical instrument - any sort of creative outlet is fantastic.

Be mindful. Even if you only take 5 minutes a day to focus on your breathing, taking time to meditate helps connect you with the part of yourself that sends you intuitive messages. 

Pay attention to things going on around you. Observe. Keep a journal. When you have a feeling or a flash of intuition, write it down! 

Listen to your body. If you feel sick to your stomach when you're moving forward on a project, stop and take note of what's going on. Some refer to your stomach as your "SECOND BRAIN" that controls emotion and intuition. That's your gut instinct!

Connect with the people around you. When you connect with someone, you feel empathy. You can almost tell how they are feeling just by the way they communicate and tuning in to their words, emotions and body language will help you tune in to your own inner feelings as well.

Pay attention to what your dreams are telling you. When you're asleep, you are receiving messages from your intuition. Listen to those messages - write them down so you don't forget - and you can tap into a new part of your mind.

Enjoy plenty of time to rest and relax. Again, if you're constantly on the go, you just don't pay attention to the messages you're getting. When someone gives you the creeps, you don't take heed of your body's warning, but instead keep going. Having down time allows you to tune in to what's really going on.

Let go of really strong emotions. When you're really angry or upset, intuitive messages don't come through. The same is true when you're depressed or even when you're really excited. Keeping an even keel will help you connect with your intuition much easier.


  1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my "Missed Connections; Flea Market Style" post. I loved your post because I almost always follow my intuition for lots of decisions and it always works out.