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In today’s blog I want to share something that I see benefiting many of the people I help - and it’s something I encourage you all to do more of.
So, what is it? It’s simply to use your intuition more!!
What is intuition? Some may think it’s a mystical force at work that leads to us ‘just know’ that something is right. And maybe that’s true some of the time - who knows!? But the definition I like most is: “Intuition is a process that gives us the ability to know something directly without analytic reasoning, bridging the gap between the conscious and nonconscious parts of our mind, and also between instinct and reason.”
Those of you who have benefited from my help will absolutely know how much I encourage you to tune into the - often subtle - signals that your body is giving you when you’re close to overdoing it. But what’s so interesting is that the people who are coping best by the time they find me, are those who had naturally started to do this without even realising it. They are acting on signals and sensations that their unconscious minds are receiving, but because they were not consciously acknowledging them, the fact that they were adjusting their activity was more an ‘intuitive’ response than a reasoned one.
If you find yourself ‘just knowing’ that a particular activity is not the right thing for you to start or continue with, listen to that inner voice! Yes, it could just be some sort of mystical force at work that you’re tapping into, but it’s more likely that this is your body indicating something to you after crunching scores of pieces of data in a few seconds and deciding what’s best for you. Our in-built physical and mental awareness system is so clever, and knows us better than we know ourselves, so we should learn to trust and listen to it.
The opposite of using your intuition, of course, is to ignore it! And in the above scenario that would involve blocking out that hunch-type feeling that’s telling you you’re overdoing it, and stubbornly continuing with what you’re doing. And, just possibly, this could lead to a flare-up of symptoms, or worse.
I’m not saying that following your intuition is easy. But it is something that does get easier the more you do it and the more you start to feel the benefits it brings. The tough part is sticking with it long enough to realise the benefits - but don’t worry, I can help you with that with a range of practical and mindset techniques that will allow you to fast-track this whole process.
Have you learned to be more intuitive about what’s right for you from one day to the next? Do you listen to that voice that doesn’t have words? I’d love to hear your experience of this.
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