Feel Your Best Tip: How to Make an Intuitive Decision
6/12/16 — You know those moments where you feel stuck, and you just don’t know how to proceed? Today I have four tricks for tuning in to our gut sense to make decisions that are aligned with intuition.
First: write. It’s amazing, sometimes I feel too lazy to do this, but when I actually start to journal, the answer that I’m looking for tends to show up on the page. While writing, I often arrive at exactly what I need to know.
Second: sleep on it. It’s easy to get impatient, but perspective changes when we take a step back and get some rest. Also, disengaging gives a deeper part of our brains a chance to bring the solution to our attention.
Third: see how your body feels. If that’s new for you, a great trick is to flip a coin. Your answer isn’t necessarily what you assigned to be heads verses tails. Your answer is in your immediate reaction to the coin’s solution. Notice if you feel dread, or relief, or perhaps a zing of excitement! If it’s some semblance of a positive reaction, consider moving that way. If it’s the opposite…well, that’s an answer too.
And finally: move. Get your blood flowing. Take a walk. Do some yoga. Go to the gym. Whatever! Everything happens on multiple levels, so when we shake stuff up in a physical way, we move and dislodge mental and emotional barriers to clarity as well.
If at the end of the day, you do all this and you still don’t know what to do, that’s okay. Give it time. From what I’ve seen, the answer always comes when we’re ready.