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Don't Ignore The Signs Your Gut is Sending You: 6 Ways To Let Your Intuition Lead You To Make The Right Choices
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Don't Ignore The Signs Your Gut is Sending You: 6 Ways To Let Your Intuition Lead You To Make The Right Choices

People say "Follow your intuition" all the time, but what do they mean by it, and how do you listen to it?

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How many times have you asked for advice on a decision that could change your life, your relationships, or your career and been told to just go with your gut? The problem with being told to listen to your gut is that most people have no idea what that means. Does it mean we must stop thinking too much and go with what "feels" right?

1. Don't fear your intuition.

Your intuition is a powerful tool. Many people across the globe have spoken about how a strong signal from "within" saved their lives or those of loved ones. But unlike what many think, our intuition is not a made-up concept. Scientifically, your gut is where most of your important neurotransmitters are produced. This is why whenever you feel unsafe in a new place or weird when someone gets too close to you for comfort, you feel it as a knot in your tummy. It is your survival instinct as well as innate wisdom talking to you as intuition.

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2. Listen to your body.

Your intuition is not some magical force that you draw out of the universe, it's an innate part of you, a voice in your head telling you that logic won't save you in this situation. The power of intuition is not exactly a skill you can finetune, but learning to listen to it is certainly something that you can practice until you're better at it. Often, you will feel it as a physical sensation in your body or as a strong emotion around your chest. You might also hear a clear voice in your head that speaks from a place of wisdom. For example, many women have reported a "sense of dread" or "discomfort" when entering a room or a house party. The human body is a result of millions of years of evolution, so trust it to know when some place, person, or object "feels" dangerous or just "not okay."