Updated: Aug 27, 2022
Most of us are pretty considerate when it comes to listening to other people, but how often do we take time to listen to ourselves? (And not just when we're at home by ourselves and absentmindedly talking out loud.) I mean, how often do we take time to listen to our intuition?
I've often heard stories of people who were about to do something, go out with someone, etc. when a gut feeling made them reconsider and they later found themselves glad that they didn't. I've had some gut twinges in the past which later on turned out to be correct, but I don't often listen to my intuition. A lot of times, my gut feelings are tangled up with my thoughts...so how do we figure out what is intuition and what is just worry?
And intuition might not just be related to danger- what if our gut is pointing us in a certain direction in our life’s journey? In my interview with Laurieann Gibson (The Gaudy Insights Podcast: 10/7/2021) she spoke about how her intuition guided her to her career as a choreographer.
Sometimes gut feelings can be confusing. How do you distinguish intuition from anxiety? People who understand intuition say that intuition differs from anxiety in several key ways, including not being overly fear-driven and emotionally-charged, which are the hallmarks of anxiety.
If you want to learn how to listen to your intuition, check out the video below! Christina Lopes, DPT/ MPH, does a great job of explaining how to follow your intuition: