We all have intuition. The challenge is getting in-tune with it.
When we go through the motions of everyday life, it can be difficult to identify how we are truly feeling deep in our souls.
Some people never get a hold of their deepest emotions. They push everything deep down where they don’t have to deal with it- but that doesn’t mean it just disappears.
It’s so much better to face our feelings than to run and hide from them.
The first step is to familiarize yourself with the spectrum of emotions. We recommend doing literal research on specific emotions- not just the basic ones like happiness and sadness, but everything in-between.
It may be beneficial to keep a journal and log your feelings. This might feel silly at first, but stick with it. Give it a solid attempt before you decide if it’s worth continuing.
It’s important to do check-ins with yourself. If you don’t stop to ask yourself the hard questions, you may never find the answers you’re always desperately looking for.
However, you can only do so much reflection without having the tools and education to help you do so. Researching happiness, what it means, and then figuring out what it means to YOU can be helpful.
Happiness is something philosophers dove into to try to understand. They attempted to learn about what truly makes people happy. But only you can figure out what makes you happy.
Making a concrete plan and mapping out what aspects of your life you are seeking to improve is going to motivate you to make those changes more.
Getting things physically out of you and onto paper, into the air or any place, can manifest good things for you.
A good way to practice intuition as a student is to explore options for school, like where or if you want to go, what classes you want to take, and how to set up your schedule.
It may be interesting to take classes at a time when you normally wouldn’t- this way, you can try something new and step out of your comfort zone.
While discovering new ways to navigate young adulthood, there is also something to be said about doing nothing and solely following your gut feeling. Many deny that we even have gut feelings.
Those who deny its existence simply aren’t in-tune with theirs, choosing to dismiss their body knowing what’s best for them.
When something is right for you, you’ll literally feel it. You’ll feel nourished by it, bettered by it. You’ll feel lighter and happier.
On the flip side of it, you can often tell when something is off or wrong, and you’ll need to act accordingly. It’s different for everyone- for one, it might be an ache in the body. For others, it may be a pit in the stomach.
Be ready to let those bad feelings go once you find them. They can cloud your intuition and judgement, so always be looking to rid your life of any negative objects or people.
Your intuition is more clear when you are aware of your surroundings. The more observant you are, the more precise you will be when identifying your own thoughts and emotions.
Connecting with your surroundings and the people around you is vital for your mental health and boosts your positive feelings.
Most of all, though, always find time to connect with yourself to be in the clearest headspace of all.