Get in touch with your gut
When the noise in your head blocks decision-making, try these four methods to locate your intuition.
- Procrastinate. By doing something else, you clear the clutter in your brain. Physical activity is a great way to focus elsewhere. So are reading a novel, going to a movie, doing chores, or shopping.
- Daydream. A wandering mind takes you places that reasoning can’t. It will calm your thoughts, making way for feelings.
- Set a time limit. Time pressure doesn’t give you time to think, only to feel.
- Test your feelings. Once you make a decision, how does your body respond? Are you anxious? Do you feel at ease?