My intuition is my inner superhero! So many times my intuition has helped me out of awkward or difficult situations or prevented me from making a mistake that I would have felt embarrassed by. Still, at times I forget to tune in and listen to my inner voice. On the flip-side, sometimes I listen and choose to tune it out because of my own self-doubt or because I feel outside my comfort zone. There are five things that I find helpful in connecting with my intuition.
1. Clear Your mind and Find Your Inner Calm
I find that when I’m having a difficult time connecting with my intuition that my mind is so full of worry, doubt, negative self-talk, or a sense of overwhelm. The first step I find that need to do to help quiet my mind is to meditate and find inner calm and stillness.
2. Ground Yourself
Once my mind is cleared, I follow-up with some yoga. Yoga helps me feel more grounded and connected to myself and the world around me. I know that if stop after step one, whatever was bothering me has a way of sneaking its way back up.
3. Reflect with Honesty
Journaling helps me to listen to my inner thoughts and reflect on them with honesty. I use a variety of journaling techniques. These techniques include bullet journaling, art journaling combined with creative writing. I enjoy using affirmations and quotes that I feel resonate with how I’m feeling at the moment.
4. Get Out of Your Comfort Zone
Be willing to move beyond your comfort zone. This is a challenge for any of us! I find it easier to break it down my final goal into mini goals. Setting mini goals helps you:
- Feel in control
- Decrease stress
- Track progress
- Feel motivated
- Feel a sense of achievement
- Increase your self-confidence
- Helps you prioritize for an efficient outcome
5. Find Inspiration
Finding inspiration as I set my mini goals helps me feel excited and ready for action. That inspiration may come from things such as; searching for locations to visit and explore, taking a new class to enhance my skills, or simply finding a quote that moves me. This step is unique to each individual. Personally, it is my favorites step in the process (other than reaching my end goal).