Have you ever reached a crucial point in your life when you struggled to know what you should do? One of the best times to learn how to tap into your intuition is when you’re faced with the need to navigate uncertainty.
Fear is the number one reason why we are usually afraid to make a decision. We don’t want to make a mistake, and our fear of this can get in our way.
When you find yourself feeling uncertain, try these 3 techniques to help you make a decision:
1. Breathe deeply. The first thing that happens when we get nervous or panicky is we start to breathe quickly. It is very easy to get hyperventilated. Becoming aware of your breath is a big way to connect with your intuition. Research indicates as little as two to three minutes of conscious breathing has a very calming effect. Once you focus on your breath for a couple of minutes, pose to yourself the question that you need to be answered.
2. Once you pose the question, write down each and every thought and idea that comes to you. Whatever information you receive, keep it private for at least 48 hours. Often, when we tell another person what we want to do, they often tell us all the reasons why it cannot be done. We stimulate our minds when we allow our thoughts to flow without judgment. Allowing your imagination to flow is a great way to consider what you would do if money were no option or if you are able to move past your own self-imposed barrier…fear!
3. Develop an informal advisory council that you can trust to run your ideas by. Calling your own shots does not meant that you should not seek wisdom from people you know and trust. There are various options you might consider in a time of crisis and being able to share minds with people who are not judgmental and have your best interests at heart is invaluable. By allowing yourself to run through various options you are able to become comfortable with what feels right or wrong for you. Keep your advisory council small with no more than 2 or 3 people. These should be individuals who are willing to share their past mistakes and keep your information confidential.
When we are fearful, it’s often because we are afraid of the unknown. When you need to get to the bottom of something, it is important that you take quiet time with yourself. By opening up to your intuition, it expands and accelerates the infinite possibilities to you in life.
And remember – you can’t always avoid making a mistake. If you do make a mistake, it’s important to remember that our mistakes are opportunities for growth. In fact, we often learn the most from our life experiences that do no turn out the way we planned.
Intuitive Life Strategist Sheree Franklin helps people to find the courage to release their life challenges in order to live in alignment with their true self. She is the author of Intuition: The Hidden Asset Everyone Should Learn to Use. To learn more about Franklin’s book go to www.amzn.to/1UxlWLG.
Sheree is a practitioner at Holistic Health Practice at One East Superior, in Chicago. You can email your questions at [email protected] Her practice includes one-on-one coaching as well as speaking to organizations, consulting and leading workshops. For more information, go to www.shereefranklin.com or call 312-664-8376.