A girlfriend of mine recently had a baby. While we were at a get-together we were having a conversation about being a new mom and someone asked my girlfriend with the new baby whether she was going back to work. She replied, “Well, I really love my career and I want to go back, but I’m worried if I work full-time I’ll be judged for leaving my child.”
I replied, “You know what? Whether you go back to work full-time, part-time, or decide to stay home, you will be judged. Essentially, you have to make this decision based on what works best for you and your family. Trust your gut.”
She replied with a smile and said, “It’s so true. Thank you”.
It’s freeing when we make decisions based on what makes us truly happy. But man oh man, this isn’t always easy!
What I’ve learned about decision-making
What I’ve learned about decision-making is this…when I tune out the noise around me: the negative self-talk, the guilt, the fear of what others may think, the people-pleasing, and instead tap into my intuition, this has been my best guide🙏🏻
It’s true when you read the quotes that say, “Trust your gut.”
The more we tune into it, the more powerful it becomes.
It’s a connection of our body, mind, and spirit.
It’s the art of listening to our full being.
You rarely hear people say, “I shouldn’t have trusted my gut.”
In fact, when I recall the times I didn’t trust my intuition, it has always resulted in some type of negative outcome.
Although there’s always a lesson behind this outcome, the lesson is usually, “I should have trusted my gut!”
In other words, when we use our intuition in decision-making it isn’t just a woo-woo, spiritual concept. In reality, it’s a powerful, scientifically backed skill.
Needless to say, trust that %*^# it doesn’t lie!
I’m so glad I made the decision to follow my intuition and begin my blog, Styling The Inside. It was definitely an “ I followed my gut” decision and I’m so grateful for all of the cool opportunities, experiences, personal connections, and readers it has brought my way. Thank you Xx