Most people have been in a place where they met someone, and they have a gut feeling that they are meant to be with that person. Sometimes the feeling is there, and it tells you that this isn’t the right person for you. Your mind and your body might not even be able to understand why your instinct is telling you this.
What do you do when your instinct tells you something that you want to or don’t want to hear? Is this something that is truth?
What Causes a Gut Feeling?
Gut feelings are there and sometimes it seems that they don’t even rely on logic. You will get a gut feeling that comes both from your emotions, your experiences and even your instincts. The instincts that you have don’t explain to you why you are feeling certain things or where your emotions come from. This can cause people not to know how to respond.
When you are in a relationship, your emotions, and the instincts that you have can tell you about what and how you are feeling. If you meet someone and you are excited to see them, this can be your gut feeling telling you good things and if you feel sad, you might be feeling that you need to break up with them. These are part of your emotions.
Your instinct is similar to your emotions because it will tell you when something in your relationship is wrong and that you need to be paying attention to what is going on. Your instincts and your emotions help you to know what you should be feeling and thinking.
If you don’t know exactly what your instincts are showing you, here are some things that you can ask yourself:
- What do I feel about this person?
- Am I dreading seeing them?
- Am I looking forward to my date with them?
- Is there anything that is bothering me that I am not understanding?
- Are my instincts telling me to not trust them?
- Do I feel comfortable talking to this person?
- Do I act like myself around this person?
- Does this person make me act like someone else?
Think about these questions and how you answered them. Figure out if you are trusting your intuition and if you are allowing your gut feeling to tell you about your relationship. When you aren’t able to figure out what is going on, pay attention to what your gut feeling is telling you.
Should You Use Your Gut to Make Decisions?
Instinct is when your body response to something that you are feeling like being hungry or thirsty or when you are afraid. Your intuition on the other hand, is a voice that tells you what is going on in front of you. Intuition is often based on things like experience and what you already know, and it can be more reliable as an answer than using your instinct.
Intuition can help you to understand why you are making a certain decision. It is a gut feeling that helps you to make a decision about what you are doing. If you have a strong feeling that you should or shouldn’t be with someone, this is your intuition or your gut guiding you.
Instinct is about how you are going to survive in your life. This can be your fight or flight feelings and when you feel that your life is in danger, your instinct will kick in and will try to warn you or help you to fight.
If you are in a relationship and you have a gut feeling, this can be good for you. Your instinct might tell you that the relationship is dangerous, but your intuition can tell you more about why the situation is dangerous and that you need to stay away.
Your feelings can sometimes fight against your instincts. If you love someone, you might not listen when your instinct tells you that this is a bad decision and that you should leave.
Learn to Trust Yourself
It can be hard to trust yourself in certain situations, especially when you have a feeling, but you aren’t sure where the feeling comes from.
There are things that you might not ever get a real answer to but if your instinct is telling you to or not to do something, listening to it can save you a lot of trouble and heart break.
For your instincts to work for you, you have to listen to the warnings that you get. If you are warned and you don’t act on this, the danger can still come to you. You have to learn how to listen to the messages and how to let your feelings show you what to do. Stop asking so many questions and just listen.
Instincts come from danger and here are some signs that you might be in a bad situation in your life:
- You get butterflies.
- Your instincts send you a red flag about a person or a situation.
- You know what you need to do without asking questions.
- You don’t have to listen to anyone else because your inner voice is guiding you.
Your intuition or your gut feeling is considered to be a sixth sense for you. When something is wrong, your intuition will show you this and it will guide you in the right direction. By trusting your gut feeling, you are taking action to see what the truth has for you. Once you do this, your life will be better.
Do Gut Feelings Change?
Your gut feeling can change through things that you learn in your life. If you find someone that you are interested in and you feel that they are the one that is meant for you, your gut might tell you later that you were wrong. This can happen because you begin to see red flags or flaws in their personality. If their vibes become negative, this can be a sign and your gut will tell you that ending the relationship is the best idea.
You might find at the beginning that there is a connection, and this can also be a gut feeling. But when things start to show up, the gut feeling will kick in and give you more information to guide you down a new road.
Being in a strong relationship will help you to know each other better. You will see that you can find a solution to the questions that you have as you listen and learn to trust yourself.
Are You Overly Sensitive?
When someone is paranoid, they think someone is out to get them and this is something they are feeling but isn’t true. This isn’t healthy for anyone. When you are overly sensitive, this can be the same kind of situation. Here are some ways that you know that you are overly sensitive:
- You wait for someone to make a mistake so that you can be right about everything.
- You feel that you are always walking on eggshells.
- You are always annoyed and defensive with your partner.
If this describes your relationship, you need to be honest about your partner. You need to see if you are being sensitive or if the relationship is wrong for you.
When Your Gut Tells You No!
Sometimes your instinct will tell you to leave, and there are things that you can do to find out if your gut feeling is right or not. You need to look at the relationship and see if there are red flags that you are ignoring.
Maybe you feel the way that you feel because you are unhappy in the relationship or maybe it is because of how your partner responded to you. If your partner did something to upset you, you need to talk to them. Every good relationship is built on communication and if they behave in a certain way and aren’t willing to change, this might mean it’s time to leave.
If you find that you are just being overly sensitive and the problem, is you, you might need to ask yourself what you want in your life and if you are settling for the wrong things. Pay attention to your relationship and see if you can make it work. Nothing is easy but as you go in the right direction, you will see that you can trust yourself more.
Having a gut feeling is a great way to understand your life and your relationships. You do need to realize though that a gut feeling can change over time. It can tell you when something is going wrong in your relationship, and it can tell you to look deeper at what is going on.
If you are overly sensitive or you are paranoid, you might have something serious going on in your own self and in your own mind. The best thing to do is to look at your life, listen to your gut feeling and see if you are being led in the right direction or not.