The Importance of Listening to Your Intuition

Those of you who have been following me closely know that I recently left my previous work position and have relocated to Toronto for a new position. How did this happen? A big part of doing so was listening to my inner intuition. Today, we’ll be diving in to the importance of listening to your intuition, especially when it comes to making big life decisions.

It can be SO scary to listen to that little voice inside of your head that is telling you to go one way or another. But it’s also equally important to make sure you’re listening to the voice because it’s your inner guide. Your intuition reveals your true wants and needs, and if you listen closely enough, it will steer you the right way. Having that inner guide play a role in decision-making can help you to live aligned with your values and achieve the life you desire.

Listening to my own intuition was key in making the move to Toronto. I had known for awhile that it wasn’t really working where I was currently at. Working up the courage to make a change took some time though. It can be really scary to leave something that is stable, secure, predictable – something that you know how to do, that you do well, and risk all of that for a potential unknown. But sometimes, it reaches the point where it’s worth it to take that risk. I could feel the pull to want to do things differently. That little voice kept nudging me forward. So, I started applying for other positions to see what would happen. Even with the uncertainty, I still pushed myself to take action, even if I didn’t necessarily feel ready.

Unexpected opportunities began to arise, and though I still had many doubts, I kept pushing myself forward – all the way to when I received an offer for a new position. That moment simultaneously felt like a sigh of relief, and a moment of panic: now I had to make the decision of whether or not I would actually take it. It can be fun to daydream of doing something different, but actually doing it is a different story.

I spent a lot of time contemplating if it was what I really wanted. My intuition was telling me to go for it, but I still felt very afraid. A lot of fears came up, and I had to sit with it and work through them. Truthfully, they are still there – but I realized that this opportunity was too good to pass up, and I had to at least try. We can get really good at making up scenarios in our head of how things might play out, but we’ll never know if we don’t try.

Taking the leap to truly trust what your intuition is telling you to do is terrifying. But there is a reason for that little voice coming up. The more we tune into it, the more we are tuning in to ourselves and what we truly desire to get out of our lives. So, even though I’m still scared shitless, I decided to do it anyway. I listened to my intuition, took the job, and moved to Toronto – continuing to feel all the feelings that accompany a big decision like this.

Being a month in to living in Toronto now, I can say that my intuition was right. It was the right call to take that big jump. Even though sometimes it still feels scary, nerve-wracking, lonely, and like I have no clue what I’m doing – at the end of the day, that little voice assures me that I made the right decision, and good things are on the horizon. It’s a hell of a good feeling.

Tuning in to your intuition, particularly when you are considering big life decisions, is really important to steer you in the right direction. It can be really difficult to decide how to move forward when there are so many different factors to consider. Leaning in to your intuition can help you determine what you truly desire at your core, and hopefully, this will guide you forward in a way that helps you make decisions most aligned with who you want to become, and what you want your life to be.

If you are right on the edge of making a big, life-changing decision, and that little voice inside your head is nudging you forward… Then I encourage you to do it afraid!! Even if it scares you, you’re worried about how things might turn out, you’re afraid of making the wrong decision, and so on – you CAN do this and you are meant for SO much more than you ever could have imagined. Your intuition is here to guide you and will always nudge you in the right direction. You deserve the life you desire, so go get it 💛

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