Intuition is something that everyone has, but many people have lost touch with themselves and feel completely disconnected from their intuitive sense. This can cause a lot of problems and can lead to a loss of identity, continuously making poor choices, finding yourself in toxic relationships, and feeling like you just aren’t yourself anymore.

But how can re-develop your intuition and start living a happier life that’s true to who you are?

In this blog, we’ll discuss some ways that will help you reconnect with your intuitive side so you can move forward feeling more connected to yourself and to your decisions.

1. Recognize When Your Intuition Is Speaking to You

Intuition can present itself in many ways, and it’s likely that you are constantly receiving messages but simply aren’t aware that this is your intuition trying to communicate with you. Your intuition can reveal itself in many forms, but it’s generally subtle and can be hard to detect if you don’t know how to recognize it.

For example, you might receive an intuition through a flash of an image or a fleeting thought. Or, your intuition can make you feel something like uneasiness, discomfort, or even can leave a sour taste in your mouth.

Your intuition can also reveal itself through more broad feelings such as depression, anxiety, or euphoria.

While recognizing these signs that your intuition is speaking to you is only the first step, it’s easy to decipher what it’s telling you based on the feeling. Generally, a bad, uncomfortable, or painful feeling means that you have made a decision that goes against your intuition. On the other hand, euphoria, happiness, excitement, or peacefulness shows that you’ve made a decision that aligns with your truest self.

2. Start Journaling

Sometimes, it can be hard to recognize intuition at the moment it occurs. You might be caught up in what’s going on and you push aside what you’re feeling. 

By journaling every day, or at least after a particularly challenging day, you can notice how you feel about certain events a lot easier. Notice how you feel writing about a specific person or event. Do you feel frustrated, angry, or upset? Ask yourself why you feel that way.

It’s also helpful to write everything down and read it from a more objective perspective. You might be able to pick up on things you didn’t notice while you were writing in your journal.

3. Start Meditating

Meditation is one of the best ways to get in touch with your intuition because through meditation, you can learn to release the confines of toxic thoughts that are hiding your true intuitive state.

As you develop your ability to meditate, you will find that you can have realizations about certain people in your life or looming decisions that you have to make. All of a sudden, things can become really clear to you and you’ll feel as though the answer has been with you the whole time.

Getting into meditation can be hard and frustrating at first, but the benefits are well worth the effort. Not only will you feel more intuitive during your meditations, but that will carry over into your daily life and help you stay in touch with your intuitive nature.

4. Pay Attention to Your Dreams

Oftentimes, dreams can tell us a lot about the challenges we are facing in the real world. If you pay close attention to them, they might even make you aware of things in your life that are going against your intuition and what you believe in. 

In order to remember your dreams and notice small details, try dream journaling every morning. Keep a dream journal next to your bed and write in it before doing anything else. This will not only allow you to keep track of your dreams on paper but will help you remember your dreams a lot easier moving forward.

5. Trust Your Gut Instinct

Your gut instinct is almost always right, yet so many times people choose to ignore it and listen to their mind or their heart. Well, that gut feeling that you get every so often is actually your intuition trying to tell you something. 

For example, if you are dating someone who is toxic and not good for you, you might get a sharp pain in your gut whenever someone asks you about them. But your mind and heart will quickly push aside that feeling and change the narrative to paint your partner in a more positive light.

By trusting your gut instinct more, you can protect yourself from a lifetime of bad decisions and heartache.

6. Get Away From It All

Sometimes, the craziness of everyday life can be so overwhelming that you become completely disconnected from yourself and your intuitive nature. When this happens, it’s best to take time for yourself and get away from it all. 

For example, going on a retreat to focus on holistic wellness can allow your mind, body, and soul to reconnect and you’ll feel more in touch with yourself than ever. You can shed away the toxicity of life back home and return with a re-developed intuition to help you live a happier life moving forward.

Developing Your Intuition Will Change Your Life

By developing and reconnecting to your intuition, you can move through life knowing that you’ll make the best decisions and surround yourself with people who truly care. Being in touch with your intuitive side can be truly life-changing and it’s within reach if you try the tips listed above.

Here at SoCal Sunrise Recovery Center, we believe in the power of intuition and think it’s important for all people to be able to tap into themselves to find the answers. That’s why we’ve created a unique rehab facility that focuses on holistic approaches to not only overcome addiction, but also to find ways to cope with mental illness so you can live your happiest and healthiest life.

Contact us today to learn more about our programs and services and see if we’re the perfect fit for you.