27 Dec Listen to Your Gut!
“I give myself, sometimes, admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.”~ Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
The above quote describes my former relationship with my instinct. That is, throughout my life I have had an acute awareness of what is right or wrong for me regarding all life decisions. Whether these decisions regard where to live, where to go to school, when to say no or, (especially) whom to date, I have always had a strong inner voice to guide me. However, with each time me and my inner voice are together at a crossroads, it is far too often that I neglect the true feelings inside my gut, allowing them to be quieted. The result is I end up making decisions that ultimately prove unhealthy, unwise and energy depleting. Going against my best instinct proves to be the worst decision for me each time.
This year I will be turing 30. I have decided that I owe it to myself and everyone else in my life, to start making decisions that are best for me. I am vowing to, instead of merely hearing my inner voice, actually listening to it.
I challenge you to do the same. If you need help on how to really trust your voice, here are a few tips to considers:
Here are some tips for building and trusting your relationship with your instincts:
1. Learn to listen for your inner voice. The noise of your thoughts and fear often drown out your quiet voice within. Stop, breathe and see what you can hear.
2. Trust your heart. Value what you are feeling as well as what you are thinking. The first step toward trusting your heart is acknowledging, and appreciating your conditioned trust in logic. Both qualities are essential and if you tend to rely on logic over heart, focus on building your heart strength.
3. Remember your personal strengths. What are you good at? Draw from this when you act.
4. And finally, as Billy Wilder said, “Trust your instincts. Your mistakes might as well be your own
instead of someone else’s.” It’s your life to learn and grow from. As long as you adopt a learner’s stance how far off can you really go?
And remember-It’s YOUR life…imagine the possibilities!
~Piper Williamse, LMT