7 Gut Instincts You Should Not Ignore

Is there an inner voice telling you what feels right or wrong?

Do you ever just know what to do, but not always know how you know?

That’s your gut feeling, also called a Sixth Sense. Whatever you call it. There is a power in human instinct.

These feelings are sudden, overwhelming and unexplainable, appearing during times of great need. They’re usually pretty reliable, as they’re a manifestation of the subconscious.

Helping us perceive ourselves and our environment in a much deeper level.

Many still feel it’s too risky to rely on their true instincts, the result is that the instinct is ignored, while logic is applied, and they lead themselves to current their future unhappiness, to satisfaction and confusion.

With that said, here are 7 gut feelings you should not ignore.

1: I’m in danger from something

Your gut instincts reflect what your subconscious might already know.

Does the situation here right now feel unsafe?

Does your gut tell you not to go through with something?

Do you inexplicably feel like you should stay away from a particular person?

Listen carefully to that feeling.

Your instincts can usually sense when you’re in danger.

And they can help you avoid many potentially dangerous situations. Keep yourself save. Don’t ignore it.

2: Others are in danger from something

Empathy plays a big part in this one.

Your instincts are not self-centered.

They can sense when others are likely facing danger as well.

Even when someone seems safe, happy and normal on the surface, that “normal” scene might simply be a mask they’re hiding behind.

Think about the times you may have helped someone and they asked,

“How did you know? I thought I was acting normally.”

Listen to your gut and you just might end up saving another person’s life. Or at least help them out of harm’s way.

3. I’m making a mistake

Your subconscious may be picking up on signs of being off, that you can’t immediately perceive. Which is why you need to trust it when it tells you that something’s wrong.

Usually, this is a deep, strong and distinct feeling of uneasiness.

One that’s meant to let you know, that what you’re doing isn’t right.

Don’t try to talk yourself out of it by diminishing or dismissing the importance of your own wellbeing.

If something really doesn’t seem right to you, you shouldn’t do it.

Though you may not fully understand it yet, there’s a reason why you’re feeling this way.

Your instincts are simply trying to save you from doing something you’ll regret.

For example, you find yourself stuck in a job with an emotionally manipulative boss and you wanna leave. Then you talk yourself into staying because it’s a constant pay-jack and pays the bills. But what you’re really doing is neglecting your happiness, physical and mental health

4: I’m not feeling well

People who suffer a stroke or traumatic brain injuries often report that moments before the accident, they sensed that something was off with them.

So if your body doesn’t feel well, don’t doubt it.

You’re waiting for it to get worse, or even critical.

Be aware of the signs that something is wrong with you in any way, physically, mentally or emotionally.

And don’t be so quick to dismiss your instincts when they tell you you’re not feeling well.

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5: This will be bad in the long-run

It isn’t just immediate danger your intuition can save you from.

It can also help you steer clear of things that could be harmful to your mental and emotional wellbeing.

Such as a bad relationship, an incompatible partner, or an unfulfilling career.

If you feel off most days, like something’s wrong but you can’t quite put your finger on it, then that’s probably your instincts saving you from self-sabotaging your happiness. Don’t just shrug it off!

Get to the route of the problem, and let your instincts guide you to the right path.

6: This is exciting

Another gut feeling that’s familiar to many of us.

What we tend to ignore is the excitement over an opportunity, or a new beginning.

We feel in our hearts that we’re capable of achieving all our hopes and dreams. Sometimes, though,

We hold ourselves back, allowing our fears and insecurities override our inner knowledge.

When self-doubt creeps in, it masks, muffles and taints our excitement with fear, making us second-guess ourselves.

If someone offers you a chance that inspires you or excites you, you should go for it!

Refuse to be held back by limiting beliefs, and listen to what your gut tells you – though it may be scary, isn’t achieving your dream worth it?

7:  This feels right

Last but not the least, you should always listen

to your instincts when it comes to knowing what’s right for you.

Do you find yourself drawn to someone?

Is there something you really want to pursue, no matter the odds?

This is your inner voice speaking to you, letting you know that you are where you belong.

You feel happy and content because you know, deep down inside, that you’re doing something right.

It all comes so easily and effortlessly that you don’t even need to think about it. You just know when you know.

Needless to say, when your gut feeling is trying to tell you something, it’s worth giving it a careful listen.

Instincts are often spontaneous and mysterious when you follow your heart and start trusting your gut -everything else tends to fall into place.