Learning to Trust Your Emotions

Created on 2017-10-12 14:39

Published on 2017-10-12 14:45

We all are born with a certain amount of intuition. The problem is, from a very young age we are often told to ignore our feelings or that our feelings are just wrong. Much like force-feeding an infant can cause the child to start ignoring their natural hunger control mechanism, it’s the same with emotions. The more we have been taught to push down our feelings, the more likely we are not to trust our emotions.

You Get a Feeling in Your Gut That Something Is Wrong

Everyone has a natural ability to know if something is not right in any given situation. The book BLINK brought this concept into the mainstream back in 2007 when Malcolm Gladwell presented it to the world. The problem is, over time you may have pushed down those feelings as wrong or even crazy. You meet a new person, and for no known reason you feel like something is off. You talk to someone and believe they are lying. While you may not want to react on these instances that aren’t cause for immediate danger, keep an open mind and keep your eyes open. Chances are you’ll find out that you’re right more than you’re wrong.

The Hairs on the Back of Your Neck Stand Up

Every human is born with a “flight or fight” effect. Sometimes the hairs on the back of your neck will stand up, or you get prickly and feel like running. Most of the time, you should pay attention to this feeling. Often, you’ll find that when you feel that way a spider is nearby or you are in danger. Do not ignore these nagging feelings, ever. Even if you’re wrong, it’s best to be safe.

You Feel Pulled to Do Something Different

You’re sitting in your cubicle bored to tears wanting desperately to do something different, but you are afraid to change. If you feel pulled in a new direction, take the time to give it some real consideration instead of nixing it immediately. Bill Gates didn’t allow nagging doubt to stop him from becoming successful. Instead, he pushed on to a successful career. I recommend finding a business coach to help you remain on a successful path. All top performers have excellent coaches. Your coach will help you optimize your career step by step. The coaches at Freedom Performance Group are skilled, trained listeners, and will notice what you don’t say just as much as what you do say. This coaching relationship will grow and develop, allowing you to get more and more from it over time.

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Feel Confident in Your Abilities

When you are feeling confident, don’t push those feelings down. You have a right to feel good about what you are doing and to feel capable. When you feel good about yourself, it’s not misplaced pride or bragging. So often, people (especially women) are taught from a young age not to boast about their abilities. These types of programming on how to avoid your perception puts young women at a disadvantage from their male counterparts when it comes to jobs and fair pay. Allow yourself to feel confident when it’s appropriate.

Test Your Judgment Accuracy and Go for It

If you are afraid to go with your gut due to having pushed down the skill from a young age, pick one thing to test. For example, if you feel like you need to switch jobs, start job hunting in earnest. It won’t hurt to go on some job interviews to test your intuition. You might find the job of a lifetime. Or if you feel strange, such as running from a situation, go ahead and do it.

As you learn to trust your emotions by practicing feeling them, you’ll get better at discerning what’s right and wrong. Thnx for reading: ChangingMyFuture.com