Friday’s Focus—Follow Your Instincts

These last few days have been a series of postponements, withdrawals, and redirects for commitments I made and tentative plans penciled in, but late last week situations arose that almost immediately tested my best laid intentions. For a few days, I was flexible and rolled with the changes but there came a point I knew it wasn’t going to last and I needed to make some decisions.

I was torn between “I can do it all!” and the more real thought, “I can do it all, but either I’m going to wear myself out or the projects committed to will suffer.” I know all too well about burning the candle at both ends and burning myself out in the process and I wasn’t keen on going down that road again. Giving my word and commitment to someone and something is important to me, but the way things took a zig from its normal zag recently in a plan still known only to God and the angels, I decided to put aside my can-do zealousness and listen instead to my instincts for guidance.

I sat and thought and prayed and listened deeply to what I wanted to do and what I needed to do, and without any hesitation and the loudest cheerleader of all, my instinct gave me the answer right away. I knew what I had to do and that my decisions were fair not only to myself but to those people and projects I committed to.

Sometimes our instincts go completely against the things we want to do and yet we hush and ignore them only to have regrets later. Maybe the next time you get a gut feeling or your instinct is kicking up about something, listen and trust it.

Whether you want to believe that whisper is your guide, God, an angel, a favorite relative that passed over, or your higher Self, listening to your intuition—that voice—is a decision that will never steer you wrong and you won’t regret. I know I haven’t.

Have a good weekend!
Keeping it light and singing LiLoLa [Live, Love, Laugh] all the way…

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4 thoughts on “Friday’s Focus—Follow Your Instincts

  1. This is an ongoing challenge for me. I get excited and want to to everything, but I have to pace myself, and sometimes I still overdo it. One thing I know for sure, my gut is never wrong, and when I don’t listen to it, I’m sorry every time!

    • Hi Nadine! Yes, that excitement does it to me too every time! It can definitely be a challenge to say no, but as you know, it’s worth more to listen to your gut! Thanks for your comment and stopping by!

  2. So true. I have learned very painful lessons in life and one of the most painful was the Ah-ha moment when I realized that I should always listen to my gut. For that is the truth. That is our soul pointing us in the direction we are to take and we must be mindful of it and we must follow it if we are to live our soul’s true purpose. You are right on Renata. Great post and a fabulous reminder to all of us. So often we let our heads rule and that doesn’t always pan out. How well I know. 🙂

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