I like to think I have good gut instinct when it comes to making decisions. Over the past year there have been a couple of mishaps where I missjudged a situation or spoke to someone else taking their advice to realise I should have gone with my own instincts. Here is why I am trusting my gut more.
Your gut is your second brain
Your gut is your second brain, it tells you when your nervous, lets you know when your anxious and when you’re happy too. Sometimes it tells you when you’re feeling before you actually register it which I found interesting. It is definitely something you should listen too more.
Only you know you
When I have big decisions to make, I often do speak to my parents about the situation who help guide me the best way they can. While I 100% appreciate this, growing up I would often rely on this more than I probably should. Ultimately, I am my own person who can make her own decisions to the best of her abilities. I need to remember this a lot more often as I leave my twenties.
My gut has helped me make more positive decisions than wrong decisions. From deciding to run for Youth MP when I was college, to doing that internship which was unpaid. The majority of my gut instincts have paid off. Even the ones which haven’t been as successful have given me something positive.
Going after what you want
Ultimately, following your gut allows to go after what you want. Whatever the result trusting your guts means you end up one step closer to where you want to be.
No Regrets or what ifs
Ultimately, when you go with your gut, no matter how things turn out you end up with less regrets in life than you would otherwise. The reason being if you go against your gut and it turns out badly, you end up with the feeling of what ifs.
All it all, your gut is a powerful tool and it is worth taking the time to listening to it.
When was the last time you trusted your gut? If you don’t listen to your gut, is there a reason you stopped listening to it?
Photo Credits – Christy