Last time, I wrote about why self-intuition is important in our daily life, for productivity, health, fitness, and actually, even finances. Today, here are some tips on how to develop self-intuition, that is, know when you’re lying to yourself.
Set aside some time for meditation every day. Just 1 or 2 minutes to start is enough. Here is a beginner’s guide to meditation from Zen Habits.
Meditation may sound wishy-washy to you, as it did to me at first, but you should at least give it a try. It may surprise you. Many of the world’s most successful people meditate, and with good reason. It clears your head.
Yoga gives you the benefits of meditation with additional physical benefits, such as strength and flexibility. You’ll be more in touch with how your body is feeling. You’ll know if you’re really tired and sore, or if you can still work through the soreness. It also teaches you to be calm in stressful situations.
Try a yoga class or some yoga videos. Don’t give up if you don’t like it the first time, because there are many types of yoga, and each teacher handles it a little differently. Try different types and different teachers. My favorite yogini on YouTube is Adriene.
Consciously practice mindfulness in your everyday life. You’ll be surprised at how much clearer everything seems to be. You’ll also be less stressed, anxious, and worried. Today, I found a great post on mindfulness by Nia Shanks.
4. Conscious Downtime
Make sure you take some time to take care of yourself and relax. You can’t do everything at once, and if you try, you’ll burn out. Take a vacation, or go to the spa; Whatever makes you feel relaxed without constantly thinking of all the things you have to do. You have to make time for yourself. That’s really important.
Also, some people need more downtime than others. Don’t feel guilty if you need to relax more, everyone is different.
All of these things, besides developing the intuition you need, also have added benefits like less stress, less anxiety, and less urges to fool yourself. 😉 Hopefully these steps help you become more attuned to how you’re feeling, so you know whether or not you’re making up excuses again.
Do you have any tips on developing self-intuition? How about some experience with the methods above? Comment below, as always, I love hearing from you.
Till next time,