The Power of Health Intuition
Researchers believe that intuitive thinking is no more than external clues to size things up and make a quick decision. Intuitive decision making can be a powerful tool when it comes to making healthy choices, too, especially when combined with conscious and deliberate actions.
Everyone is intuitive to a certain extent. But our culture doesn’t encourage us to trust these instincts. Instead we’re taught that we can’t make decisions on our own. We seek ‘expert’ opinions on everything, especially for simple health issues.
How do you start working on your intuitive skills to improve your physical and mental health?
Here are some tips from the experts:
Spend some quite time alone –
When you spend time without doing anything except being still, perhaps meditating or praying, it’s easier to get in touch with yourself and your higher power.
Listen to your feelings –
You have a truth meter inside of you. It will tell you what’s best for you, whether about people, jobs or health decisions.
Pay attention to your body –
Your body is wired for survival. You have little red flags to warn you of danger, such as the hair standing up on the back of your neck or a sudden queasy stomach. Be aware of those red flags.
Focus on the basics –
When it comes down to it, most health problems are a result of lifestyle choices- You instinctively know that you need good food, rest and relaxation, exercise and social relationships.
Be honest with yourself –
Illness is often a wake- up call to pay attention to what’s happening in your body, and what you really need to do. For example, if you have Type 2 diabetes, you may have a problem with nutritional knowledge, or a dysfunctional relationship with food.
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