Seven Gut Feelings You Shouldn’t Ignore

June 24th, 2020

You know that sinking feeling in your tummy? Or that hunch that tells you that something is the right thing to do? Well, they’re pretty common. Not only that, but these gut instincts can frequently be a pretty uncanny way to let us know that something just ain’t right. Nobody really knows where these gut feelings come from, be they psychic inclination or intelligent perception, but most people experience them at some point (or often) in their lives. The key is in recognizing them, and paying attention to them.

Here are a few typical gut instincts you should be paying attention to.

1. That feeling that something ain’t right.

Sometimes it can feel like a twinge of anxiety, or a sudden rush of worry. When you’re about to do something and suddenly your stomach drops and a feeling of dread overcomes you, that could be a real indication that something isn’t right and you’d best proceed with caution…or not at all.

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2. Someone’s in trouble

What’s that? Someone’s stuck in the well? Sometimes that panicky feeling that someone needs help, or when someone pops into your head for no reason can be a hint that they may actually be in trouble. You might feel a sudden urge to call someone or check in on them. Follow that instinct, after all, the worst that will happen is that person will know you’re thinking of them.

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3. This is a good thing.

Moving away from some of the negative gut feelings, sometimes you should be receptive to positive ones. Sometimes, when you’re about to embark on something new, and a feeling of excitement builds, that’s your subconscious telling you that you’re ready for it. It could also mean that you should keep on that path.

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4, This is the right thing to do.

Sometimes those big decisions can leave you feeling uncertain about whether or not it’s the right choice to make. However, sometimes the opposite can help. Listen closely for signs that tell you that you’re in the right place, at the right time and moving in the right direction. Sometimes subconsciously we can have a better idea of what is right to do than we do consciously.

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5. I’m feeling ill.

Sometimes these gut feelings can be harder to identify than you think. At the risk of sounding like a hypochondriac, when people might look at you and say “You look fine!” sometimes it’s worth trusting your gut. Especially in the age of Covid-19, it’s better to be safe than sorry when it comes to feeling healthy, or…not. If something feels off with your body, listen to it!

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6. This feels dangerous.

When the worry about something being dangerous goes a little deeper than first impressions, beware. That may just be a hint that the dangers present may be ones that you can’t spot easily at first. Especially when things seem totally safe, but you still have that irksome suspicion that something dangerous is lurking in wait, listen to it, it may just save you in the end.

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7. This choice is not right.

Sometimes everything in your logical brain can be saying that one choice is the right one to make, yet you just can’t shake the feeling that it’s not. Pay attention to these gut feelings. Just as others do, these can be a clue to your subconscious, which fairly often knows best. Consider your motivations and let your gut tell you want you really want.

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What gut instinct moments have you experienced?

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Source: Psych2Go, Lonerwolf