Sunday, 6 July 2014


I posted on facebook last week that one of the perks of being an adult was being able to make the decision to ditch healthy dinner plans and make a huge stack of pancakes instead...and that is one of the good points.

One of the other things that we do as adults (I am careful not to use the term 'grown up' as that is a bit scary) is make decisions.  Oh I know we make decisions as a child - which TV programme to watch, what doll to play with etc but as an adult we have to make big decisions and it isn't always easy.

The problem as I see it is that making a decision nearly always affects someone else and I hate to be the cause of upset or problems for another person because of a decision I have made, essentially I do hate to let people down and I try never to do it.

In the last few weeks I have had to make a couple of decisions that have involved me pulling out of something that I had said I would do.

The life lesson in this for me is not one of putting on my big girl pants and just making the decision it is perhaps more of a realisation that I need to listen to my own intuition a lot more when these offers are made and before I rush into accepting them.

I teach about using and listening to your intuition, it is wise and usually knows exactly what we need to do a whole heap more than our brains do.

So I get an offer or a request to attend something or do something and being me I don't like saying no so I gaily jump in with both feet and say "yes of course, no problem" when in reality I should have listened to that little niggle of intuition that says "actually this isn't a good plan".  Sometimes it is that I don't have the time to take on anything else, sometimes it is just the sheer logistics and finances of getting somewhere - my logical brain seems to take a vacation for a brief moment and in that space my mouth says "yes of course".

Listening to my intuition is something that I am increasingly doing and making decisions to step back from things that I really shouldn't have taken on in the first place without that huge dreadful feeling of guilt that I used to get.   That after feeling of total guilt is now being replaced with one of relief.

Make decisions for YOU - sometimes people will be let down but you can't help everyone all of the time.

Trust your intuition - it won't let you down.

1 comment:

  1. I like to think of my intuition as my soul speaking to me. If I really listen and accept guidance from it, it hardly ever steers me wrong. xx


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