How to Make Things Less Complicated Using Instincts and Intuition

  • Anita Rajendran-See
  • 18 Mar 2022
  • 3 MIN READ


Intuition has been called one of the most important tools we have in life. It’s the voice inside your head that guides you to take action when you may not have all the information at hand, or it is too complicated to articulate what needs to be done. It takes a lot of work, patience, and practice, but learning how to trust your intuition will bring a great sense of peace if you step into a situation where it feels right to move forward.

1. Listen

To use your intuition, you have to listen to it. You may think you pay attention to your instincts, but how often do you take action? We are told that we need a logical explanation for everything, and if we don’t have one, we should wait until one is forthcoming. In business, this logic can be the most paralyzing force of all. The ability to trust your intuition can be scary at first. But it’s okay if you don’t always listen to your inner voice.

2. Know the difference between valuable information and emotional stimulation

There are times when we feel overwhelmed with too much information. We start to second guess our decisions and what we want in life. Our intuition is paralyzed by the number of choices and options we face today. When this happens, you need to remember that you are only hearing one side of the story or an opinion most of the time. You need to protect yourself from outside interference and learn how to stay focused.

3. Don’t make decisions when you are under pressure or stressed

It can be a big one. If you try to make crucial decisions when you are emotional, you will probably feel as if this is the right decision, but it will be based on your current emotions. You need to think about a decision before making it, especially if it involves other people. Looking at choices with a clear head will allow you to make intelligent and rational decisions.

4. Trust your gut instinct

It is your most valuable resource. It’s the voice inside that will guide you when things get complicated and daunting. This decision-making tool reminds you of what is essential in life and what is not. Accurate intuition comes from within, so if something doesn’t feel right, then it probably isn’t for you. Please stop trying to convince yourself that something is good for you when it isn’t.

5. Don’t let others make your decisions for you

When you are in a high-stress situation, it’s straightforward to let other people direct your actions and choices. But if you allow them to do this all the time, they have control over what you do. You will lose confidence in yourself and trust that voice inside you that tells you when something doesn’t feel right.

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