When you think about how you're living your life, do you tend to follow your own intuition or ask for someone else's advice?
Sometimes, we tune out our own intuition because we're scared of failing, we trust don't ourselves, we're scared it might not work out the way we want them to, etc.
But if you're always looking for what other people tell you to do, then you never get the chance to develop your own intuition and learn to trust yourself.
Here are my 5 tips on becoming a more intuitive person:
1. Stop depending on others.
When we're always asking for other people on their thoughts about how we should or shouldn't live our lives, it's because we don't trust ourselves.
We're not listening to our intuition to guide us and lead us to where we want to go.
The problem with this is that it creates a lot of ground for self-doubt and low self-esteem to happen. And we start to value other people's opinions and thoughts over our own, but other people don't always know us or what we want as well as we do.
The trade off is that we can "blame others" when things go bad, but is that really a life you want to be living?
2. Cut the noise.
When we're constantly taking in the noise - whether it's from the t.v., phone, billboards, outside noise, background music, etc., we don't have any room for our own thoughts to naturally occur.
Instead of being proactive, we're being reactive to our surroundings and other people.
And when we're constantly around low energy and negative people? It's a breeding ground for your own negativity and low energy to happen.
When was the last time you just sat with your own thoughts - without checking your phone, having background noise on, or talking to someone?
And it was just you and your thoughts.
3. Create space.
When we're being bombarded by notifications and energy from all around us, it's hard to catch a break.
If you want to practice listening to your intuition more, then you have to create space for it.
Be intentional about it. Allow clarity and mindfulness to happen.
Because if we're constantly moving around and jumping from one thing to the next, you're never going to have time for reflection and intentional action. And intuition is all about being intentional and allowing clarity to come in.
4. Take action.
Once that clarity / breakthrough moment comes in, you want to act on it.
When your intuition is trying to tell you something, listen. And then do.
If you want to become good at something, you have to practice. A lot.
Life is a series of trial and errors. You learn by doing and taking action, because listening to your intuition isn't enough - if you aren't putting in the work too.
5. Choose to unconditionally love yourself.
Remember to give yourself some grace in all of this, especially if you're the type of person that wants to do things "perfectly" the first time around. Or if you're always expecting perfection out of yourself.
Sometimes, you're going to mess up.
Either you're going to ignore what your intuition is telling you.
Or you're going to get sidetracked with other people's stuff (shiny objective syndrome).
Or something else might happen.
And remember that it's okay.
You don't have to be practice.
You just have to keep trying and practicing.
Becoming a more intuitive person doesn't happen overnight, but you can get better at it over time by practicing these 5 tips.
I'd love to hear from you.
What tips do you have on becoming a more intuitive person?