Tuesday, June 1, 2010

How To Use Intuition Effectively

Whenever you need to make a very important decision, one that is life-changing for instance, the first important thing to keep in mind is to always get your facts straight. While you are relying on your intuition, it is still crucial for you to do your homework. When all the details and facts you need are at hand, your sense of intuition can navigate much faster through the unstructured data, gaps and conflicts, surrounding your decision-making process. But if many of your facts are wrong or missing, your sense of intuition might be misled.

Second, you should be aware of your emotional state most of the time, if not all the time. Your emotions serve as your guiding system towards making the right decisions in your everyday life. However, whenever you feel strong emotions (either extremely sad, or extremely happy, for instance), you should learn to quiet this emotional noise, so you can hear your inner voice speak.

You can do this by taking a walk, doing something refreshing, meditating, praying, or even sighing. Try to unclutter your mind. Forgive and let go if you have to. Similarly, if you are stressed, or in a bad mood, your true inner voice may be lost in the background. Detach yourself from these emotions so you may be able to hear what your intuition is really telling you. You will know if you have correctly followed your intuition when you feel a quiet kind of peace and happiness afterward.

Last, but not the least, you can further boost the quality of your intuitive decisions by including particular aspects using an analytical approach.

You first can do this through rational analysis by:

  1. Trying to put on paper all the ideas and options concerning a decision that has to be made, including the criteria for evaluating your options.
  2. Jotting down all the key points and factors you need to keep in mind.

By using this kind of approach, you are feeding your subconscious mind with all the essential information that it needs to be able to form patterns and conclusions. Doing so can also help unclutter your mind. Once your mind is free and clear, it will then be so much easier to listen to your inner voice.

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