FitChick Chatter on Trusting your gut.
Instinct, by definition, is the "tendency of an organism to make a complex and specific response to environmental stimuli without involving reason". The key words here are "not involving reason". It's that incessant voice in your head. That funny tingle. That quirky urge. These are your gut feelings making themselves known. Listen up!
According to many researchers, intuition is far more material then it seems. The intuitive right-brain is almost always reading your surroundings, even while your conscious left-brain is otherwise engaged in everything else. The body can automatically register this information while the conscious mind remains unaware of what is going on. So while you're checking out the cute waiters butt, or curious if you'll get judged by your blind date if you order another glass of wine, your brain(s) are wearing an invisible Google Glass; playing energy 'terminator' with bystanders' juju.
Paying close attention to any sudden physical sensations are also a huge indicator. Those funny feelings in your gut, the pangs of awareness or sudden jolt of nausea...? That's your second brain talking; also known as the enteric nervous system. The second brain is really the intuitive brain.
When in the position to make a big decision or life altering choice, it's always recommended to think LESS about the choices you care a lot about. That's right, give less of a shit. Using your intuitive brain in these situations will almost always point you towards the answer that is fully satisfying and will create lasting fulfillment.
Among the most important, it allows you the chance to find relationships that really resonate. People who wake you up and shake you to the core instead of just looking good on paper. As I tell my clients, my friends and myself, always trust your gut! It's a gift.
"Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained or ignored"- Agatha Christie
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