It’s hard to know what you want out of life. Society has desensitized us from our hunch or in many cases referred to as intuition, making it difficult for many people to follow their hearts. If you are struggling with this, take a second and close your eyes.
Take a deep breath in through your nose and hold it for a minute before breathing out through your mouth slowly. Repeat three times if necessary until you feel relaxed or at ease.
Once you have done that, ask yourself these questions:
What do I love doing? What is my favorite activity? Who am I? What am I naturally drawn to? What gives me the most energy?
These questions should help your hunch to start communicating with you! It may not be easy but following your hunch is learning to follow your heart, the one that’s always connected to your purpose.
We just need to start asking ourselves more question about what we truly desire in life.
When we do—our hunch naturally proceeds.
Follow Your Hunch Definition
Following your hunch is defined as, listening to your inner voice and accepting the answer received to guide you to an end result.
When you follow your hunch you are always being guided from within—directing your actions so that you make the the correct decisions.
For example, you might have followed your hunch when you felt a weird feeling within—warning you not to go to that party with your all-so persuasive friend begging you to come. But you followed your hunch and stayed home later to be informed the party got busted. (true story)
Although there isn’t much logical explanation as to where these hunches lead us, but it’s safe to say they are here to guide you.
How Do You Follow Your Hunch?
We haven’t be taught how to follow our hunch. It’s similar to trying to teach someone how to understand something the exact way you understand it. You can’t teach someone how to understand, you allow them to gain their own understanding; same for a hunch. Hunches are short and quick inklings that show up at their own appointed hour.
But the best way to follow you hunch is to learn how to trust yourself and the feelings you get about certain things more often. Taking a step back in your mind to identify what it could be trying to tell you in those moments. Our best advice is to become acutely present in scenarios when you feel a hunch pop into your awareness and listen in without judgement.
For some reason we have forgotten about this word “hunch” in modern day society and have completely replaced it with its counter parts. You have had a “hunch” if you are familiar with any of these related synonyms.
- Gut feeling
- Sixth Sense
Why You Should Follow Your Hunch
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. – Albert Einstein.
Many famous inventors credit their inventions and grand ideas from the “nudge within” to follow their hunch. It’s important to understand the two levels of our human minds before interpreting where the hunch is coming from. The conscious and the subconscious mind.
Our conscious minds are rooted in logic and reason, sourcing and interpreting data from the external world; sifting out what it “thinks” is right or wrong.
Alternatively, our subconscious mind is connected to our internal world, to our hearts; where an infinite source of intelligence beyond conscious understanding.
Inventors were first in-spired (in-spirit) from a dream or an idea that came from their subconscious mind. Where objective, undistorted information is received through hunches and inspirations. Inspiration in conjunction with the conscious mind is the recipe that brings fourth ideas before unknown to man.
Just because your conscious mind might not assume yourself to be a self-proclaimed genius, or extraordinary innovator now; doesn’t mean you are not connected to the same source of intelligence that also existed within those individuals.
We are all connected to the same intelligence that always seeks to communicate with us. It’s incredibly important to encourage yourself to follow your hunch and develop a relationship with it.
You are already great, it’s starting by accepting that you are and believing in yourself; to receive hunches and inspiration to show you—the natural-born intellectual that you are.
We Have a Hunch That..
You have fallen prey to society desensitizing us out of following our hunch. We are taught that we need someone else’s approval before moving forward, but we want you to think about this for a second: if everyone followed their hunch, society would be more fluid and less rigid. Instead of waiting on the sidelines of life, take some risks and go with your gut feeling! You never know what could happen otherwise.
Check out Follow Your Hunch Website
There is an interesting brand by the name of “hunch” that we came across a year ago who is now our sponsor. Their message it to spread awareness to open-minded individuals curious in learning how to “follow your hunch.” They state that their intention is to bring back awareness to the word “hunch” and inspire other people to share their stories of how following their hunch changed their life on their platform.
It’s inspiring to say the least, to discover new brands helping to awaken others to their full potential. We will always support a movement that shares similar values as us here at nth° collective. You can visit them at this link.