How to Let Your Intuition Lead You

If you struggle with listening to, or even finding, your intuition, these tips might help.

Wendy Miller


Your intuition is that little voice that tells you when something is wrong — or right. Sometimes it just a little whisper that this isn’t the right job for you. Other times, it’s a loud scream insisting that this person is toxic for you.

But whether it’s whispering, screaming, or just talking at a normal level, it can be hard for many to let it guide the way. When it’s telling you something you don’t want to hear, you want to ignore it so you can have what you want. When it’s telling you what you know is right, but might not be what others would do or suggest, you question it because you feel pressured to conform.

So how do you stop listening to the external chatter and listen to the quiet wisdom of your own intuition?

Pay attention to physical cues

We often describe intuition as a voice, but it actually comes with a lot of physical cues too.

When it’s telling you something is wrong, you’ll feel things like:

· Nausea

· Headaches

· Skipping heartbeats

· Getting sick

· Tension or sore muscles

· Insomnia

· Digestive problems (beyond nausea)

On the other hand, if it’s telling you something is right, you might feel:

· Relaxed

· Racing heartbeats (like you’re excited)

· Leaning in toward whatever it is

· Energized

When you pay attention to the cues your body is sending you, it becomes incredibly easy to recognize what your intuition is trying to tell you.

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Give it room to speak

Just as you would silence a room to allow someone else to speak in a meeting, you need to give your intuition the room so it can speak.