Trust Yourself More
It's a funny thing isn't it? We trust and value others opinions over our own - especially when it comes to opinions of ourselves. And we ignore our gut when we get a feeling that something isn't right or doesn't align with who we are. Instead we seek out the opinions and advice of others which can move us away from what we already know to be true or right.
So what's the answer? It's simple. Trust yourself more. Listen to your gut.
But what if you have had situations where you've misread what your gut was trying to tell you and the outcome was not great? I bet you said "That's the last time I trust to my gut!" Please don/t stop listening. Instead learn from it.
By adopting the following mindset tips, you can learn to trust your intuition again.
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable:
To tune into your instinct, you need to be able to spend time alone and sit with the discomfort of your problem. Listen to what your body is trying to tell you and take notice of how you feel about that particular situation.
Yes or no:
Sometimes one of the easiest way of tapping into your intuition is to break it down into two simple choices: yes or no, this or that. Give yourself two possible courses of action and take note of how you feel when considering each option. How you feel about these options will help you identify which is the best course of action for you.
Stop rationalising your intuition:
This is the quickest way to talk yourself out of where your intuition is trying to lead you. Intuition/ instinct cannot be rationalised. When we rationalise, we are operating from our head space not our heart space and our heart space is much more aligned with who we are and what we need.
Accept that you will make some mistakes:
Making mistakes is both human and part of the adventure. You will make mistakes. Guaranteed. The trick here is to continue to trust in yourself and your ability to make the best decisions for you even when you do make a mistake. Become ok with making mistakes and when you do, use it as an opportunity to learn.
Once you develop a sense of self-trust, life will seem calmer and more peaceful. You will be operating from a place of you and what aligns with you not from a people pleasing ego driven perspective. And it will feel good.