How To Follow Your Intuition &
What Happens When You Don't

Regarding how to follow your intuition, the easiest way is by taking a moment and paying attention to all of the sensations in your body as you think about either of the options you are trying to choose between.

How To Follow Your Intuition and What Happens When You Don't

Humans are faced with hundreds of decisions each and every day. They start from the moment you decide to get out of bed, until you decide it is finally time to put your phone away and go to sleep at night. Making decisions isn’t always easy. But next time you encounter a choice you can’t seem to make; you may want to consider tapping into and using your intuition.

When You Should Use Your Intuition

There are some decisions you will come across in life which take simple logic or judgement to come to a conclusion. Such as what you should cook for dinner. You use your judgement to find a recipe which uses the things in your fridge while also choosing something healthy—there isn’t much intuition needed here.

But what happens when a decision can’t be decided by logic? For example if you are trying to decide whether to stay with your company or move to another one. The companies probably both have massive lists of pros and cons, so how do you pick between the two? This is where you should use your intuition to decide.

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How You Use Your Intuition

Well now that you’ve realized the decision you are facing will require your intuition to solve, how do you tap into your intuition? The easiest way is by taking a moment and paying attention to all of the sensations in your body as you think about either of the options you are trying to choose between.

Does thinking of one options make your stomach hurt while the other gives you butterflies? Do you feel your heart being pulled in one direction as opposed to the other? Maybe one choice makes you physically sweat—these are all ways your intuition is trying to talk to you. And when you want to use your intuition, you need to follow these sensations to their conclusion.

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Your Intuition Won’t Steer You Wrong

As weird as it may seem to make a decision without using logic, your intuition really won’t steer you wrong. And don’t think of following your intuition as ignoring logic, because you aren’t. Intuition is used in decisions where logic has already been followed and both options have been found to be logical.

Everyone on this earth has values. And your intuition will never let you go against your values without you feeling horrible. And if you’ve ever made a decision against your intuition, then you’ll know exactly how terrible this feels. Thus, if you believe in your own values, there is no reason to discount your intuition.

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Not only that, but your intuition isn’t just some random feeling in the bottom of your stomach, rather it is a subconscious response to something which is happening in your mind.

According to Psychology Today, these responses happen because your mind is constantly gathering information, whether you realize it or not, and committing it to memory. So intuition actually is your brain trying to tell you something in the only way it knows how—with physical sensations.

Overall, decisions are tough, and you’re bound to be faced with one that you simply can’t seem to figure out. When this happens, it’s time to rely on something beyond your logic, because clearly logic hasn’t been enough to solve it already.

This is when you would take a moment to listen to your body and see what your intuition is pulling you to do. You’ll be surprised how easy it is to follow your intuition as you make decisions—and you will feel great as you do so!

What Happens If You Don't Know
How To Follow Your Intuition

  • Something bad could happen
  • You could miss an opportunity
  • You might lose out on a great relationship
  • You might stay in a bad relationship/situation too long
  • You might ignore red flags and end up hurt
  • You might inadvertently hurt someone else
  • You could sabotage something that was meant to bless you

Have you ever had a nagging feeling that you should or shouldn’t do something? That nagging feeling is known as your intuition. And it’s important that you follow it, because if you don’t, several things could happen.

1. Something Unpleasant May Happen

Although it may seem easy to brush off that one bad feeling you had about that one thing, you really shouldn’t. This is because your intuition isn’t just an out of the blue feeling, your intuition is a result of small things your subconscious noticed without you realizing it.

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For example, maybe you went on a date with someone and they seemed so nice! But you had a bad feeling when, later on, they texted you and asked you out on a second date.

It can be tempting to brush off these feelings as nothing, but likely, even though the person seemed nice when they were talking to you, there’s a huge chance your mind picked up subtle body language clues that the person wasn’t a good person.

And that’s why you are having a bad feeling now. If you ignore your intuition in this instance and go out on another date with the person, something bad could happen to you.

2. You May Lose Trust In Yourself

Your intuition goes hand in hand with your values. So when you feel a feeling that something isn’t right, this could be because you are about to do something which goes against your values and your subconscious knows you won’t like the result.

If you do ignore this feeling, and participate in whatever it is you felt you shouldn’t be doing, then later you may feel regret. And this regret can make you angry at yourself for doing the activity, and this can lead to you not trusting the decisions you make in the future. And then in the future, when you are faced with a decision you could experience decision paralysis and make the wrong choice.

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3. You Will Get Knocked Off The Path To Success

Besides just unpleasant things happening and you losing trust in yourself, not listening your intuition could knock you off the path you are on towards success. Your intuition will always want what is best for you, so if you have a feeling that you should or shouldn’t be doing something, this is because that task is, or isn’t, what you should be doing.

This is especially true when it comes to the business world. If you are the owner of your own business, you know this is inherently risky. Thus, if one day you start to feel weird about something which is happening in your business, or maybe a certain client you work with, it is absolutely necessary that you see investigate you feel this way.

Your intuition could be telling you that it is a bad idea to work with that client, or maybe the business decision you are about to make isn’t the right one. And if you choose not to listen to it, you could find yourself in a financial bind—causing you problems as you pursue success.

“Visionary decision-making happens at the intersection of intuition and logic.”
― Paul O'Brien

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Sometimes, it can be difficult to follow your intuition when you have a bad feeling about something or someone. Especially if you’d rather not listen to it. But your intuition isn’t only a collection of information collected by your subconscious, but it also helps to upload your values.

Therefore if you start to ignore it, you could experience something unpleasant, lose trust in yourself, or even fall off the path of success. So next time you get that nagging feeling, it’s time to pause for a minute and see what it wants.

How To Follow Your Intuition and What Happens When You Don't continued...

Sometimes, it can be difficult to follow your intuition when you have a bad feeling about something or someone. Especially if you’d rather not listen to it. But your intuition isn’t only a collection of information collected by your subconscious, but it also helps to upload your values.

Therefore if you start to ignore it, you could experience something unpleasant, lose trust in yourself, or even fall off the path of success. So next time you get that nagging feeling, it’s time to pause for a minute and see what it wants.


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