Why Intuition is my Superpower (And How it Can Become Yours Too)
I don’t need to write much to describe intuition to you but I often like to say that intuition is my superpower. And it can easily become yours too!
Intuition often gave me guidance when I needed it the most – and saved me from a handful of big mistakes in the past.
But I think it’s just sad that people don’t get to use intuition that much – plenty only rely on intuition in a crisis, not when making everyday life decisions.
So how do you make intuition your superpower in your day to day life? How do you learn to make better choices? Is that even possible?
Sure it is.
The secret lies in learning how to sharpen your mind and start listening to your gut feelings just a bit more closely. Keep reading to find out more and release your own superpowers.
Why don’t we use intuition more often then?
Here’s something you’ve got to remember:
Intuition is part of your survival instinct.
It kicks in when you need it the most. No matter how little you pay attention to in your everyday life, intuition won’t let you down when you need it the most.
Think about it: whenever you’re in crisis, you try and access your intuition. You listen closely and you pay attention to even the smallest signs.
After all – your life depends on your ability to hear what your gut is telling you, right?
Most of the time, your intuition is pretty much RIGHT. But truth be told, you won’t find yourself in a life or death situation every day.
And that’s exactly where the problem is. You don’t use your intuition daily because you don’t try to access it daily.
Basically, here’s what happens most of the time:
Your brain is busy, busy, busy – there are thoughts shooting through your mind even in the middle of the night.
It’s easy for things to get overwhelming for a while. You’ve feelings, emotions, responsibilities, problems, challenges, personal issues… the list can go on & on.
There’s constant noise in your mind.
And your gut feelings – and whatever else your intuition is screaming at you – gets drowned in the noise!
What YOU can do to sharpen your intuition
You know how sometimes life gets just too damn much and you’re worrying about everything and you’re like: OMG, I need some time out.
And then you go do something fun and relaxing – let’s say, you take a walk with your friend. Once you come back – or in the middle of the walk – the right answer to whatever was worrying you shows up! It’s like BAM, right there and then!
It’s the same with your intuition – you’ve got to give your mind some time out!
I know the feeling – check out my video here where I talk about this stuff.
Here’s what I suggest you do in order to clear your gut feelings a bit more clearly:
I really can’t stress this enough – meditation is your brain’s time out. You’ve got to help your brain relax and drown the noise. Any other way and your gut feelings won’t be able to reach the surface.
Remember this: meditation isn’t about you not thinking. It’s about learning how to let thoughts pass on freely so your brain gets to rest for a bit!
Journal your thoughts
I often cope with stressful days by journaling about my thoughts on a notepad.
There’s no need to worry about your handwriting or whether the things you say make sense to anyone. There’s also no need for the whole “dear diary” moment – just write whatever comes on your mind.
Once you write it down, you’ll notice it’s a lot quieter in your head – and you’ll be able to hear what your gut is trying to tell you!
Find a stress dumping site
In my opinion, stress is the number one reason why our minds are hectic – and the reason why we can’t hear what our intuition is trying to tell us!
Don’t let stress & anxiety take over your decisions – your intuition knows better than that!
Instead, do whatever it helps you release stress: working out, riding a bike, painting, spending time with your friends, singing, baking, knitting. As long as it works, there’s no shame in it!
That way, you calm the mind and let your gut talk to you.
Now – think about it.
How much time out do you get every day?
How much time do you devote to yourself – meditating, journaling, doing things that help you fight stressful situations?
How much time do you consciously spend trying to access your intuition?
Your intuition can become your superpower as well. You’ve just got to take the time to build it more and more each day.
The more you work on it, the better you’ll get at making gut-based decisions – ultimately leading to a happier, more content life.
What do you do to listen to your intuition more carefully? Is there anything special you do whenever you have trouble accessing your gut feeling? Feel free to leave me a comment – I’d love to talk to you about it!