“You must train your intuition – you must trust the small voice inside you which tells you exactly what to say, what to decide." –Ingrid Bergman
There is no shortage of decisions to be made in 2020, and each decision brings on its own big feelings. From voting to grocery shopping. Or whether to cancel a long-planned vacation or attend a good friend's wedding. So many choices. So much exhaustion! This is an uncertain time filled with difficult decisions.
Knowing what to do during a time like this can be very stressful and can bring out all the second-guessing demons. Our hope for you is to use this time as an opportunity to grow and strengthen your intuition and trust yourself. This is especially hard when we are dealing with uncertainty, anxiety, and maybe even fear. So we've got a few helpful tidbits to exercise those intuition building skills, as well as pictures of cute animals below to help quell that anxiety.
A Few Tips for Strengthening Your Intuition
1) Check-in with your body from time-to-time. Stomach in knots? Lump in your throat? Taking rapid or shallow breaths? Try to identify the cause of these bodily discomforts to become more aware of what bothers you and what messages your body is sending you. 2) Practice making small decisions quickly. For example, if you're ordering from a restaurant, order the thing that is your first instinct to order. Don't second guess yourself. Part of building your intuition is trusting that you just need the bacon western cheeseburger and not the kale salad. 3) Observe a young kid, let's say age 4-7, when they make choices. Chances are, they don't second guess themselves or worry about FOMO. Emulate them. Kids don't rationalize or "go cognitive" the way adults do. They go for what they feel in the moment.
A Nudge for Self-Care
Also during this stressful time, please take extra care of yourself. What is one nice thing that you can do for yourself this week? However big (a hot stone massage?) or small (taking 5 extra minutes for yourself before going inside the house, getting to bed early, etc.), acts of self-care are important because you are important. A lot of people and things probably depend on you - so don't hesitate to snuggle up and take care of YOU.
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