If I start with myself, I am too intuitive. My decisions are usually based on my gut feeling. I didn’t know of its true existence before I started my career as a psychologist. I thought it is only me whose gut feeling comes true, not anybody else.
When I wasn’t aware of the facts, I always raised this question, why do we get gut feelings? Because I felt exceptional.
I had not met anyone who would have similar intuitive powers, and at some point it was awkward for me to be around a group as they would get irritated if my gut feelings come true.
Well, here are the facts about it. I am sure it will help you in many areas of life.
Why Do We Get Gut Feelings?
Let’s understand what is gut feeling in Psychology?
It is an ability to come to a point, or sensing something, or making decisions without any practical reasoning.
There’s no such thing as intuition vs gut feeling. Both refers to the same concept. In another word, you can also call it Sixth Sense where you can sense something. Later it comes to be true.
Now what happens is people use their sensing powers to make important decisions in life so that they can live a better life.
But why do we get gut feelings?
The main reason is there is information that is still processed in your brain.
Your experiences and thoughts play a role.
Everything you experience or think about plays in your mind. It is like an information processing in your brain. Whatever that strongly goes in your brain results in gut feeling.
It is more like power in one sense. Trusting your gut feeling about someone or something will probably come true. All your experiences let you believe that if you got a particular feeling about someone or something, then there’s something wrong and that thought turns into a reality.
How To Know When Your Intuition Is Talking To You?
Whether you have a gut feeling about relationship or future or anything that is important to you, following are the signs and symptoms to it –
You will feel an off vibe in your body. It can be in any part. You will feel heavy and get a tightening feeling that something is wrong.
If you are too intuitive, you will feel in your chest that my gut feeling is showing a sign.
Every person who is aware of their gut feeling will notice certain situations and incidents in their life. Some sees repeating numbers, some acknowledge the signs in their dreams and similarly in ways that help them understand that the universe is guiding them.
Having Reliance On Your Thoughts
Where do gut feelings come from?
A simple answer to this is – when your mind and heart connect. You will feel confidence in your thoughts about something.
For instance, you got a thought that what you are doing is partially incorrect. You are pushing yourself to do something you don’t want to, and at that moment you allow yourself to believe in this thought.
In case you don’t believe in it, and you try to guide yourself that this is just in your mind, then you are trying to be logical with it. Your ego lets you control the thoughts that can actually bring you peace.
Another example can be a job you are not having peace with, but you are continuing because of financial instability, and you think you will not be able to look for a better one.
But that is what is your gut feeling is doing – telling you that you deserve better, so go search for it.
One of the reasons why do we get gut feelings is, so we can make a right decision about our life.
Often we let such feelings go. We don’t think more about it, thinking it is our mindset.
If you haven’t ever noticed, give this a thought – at times when you are not invested in work, sitting idol or taking a bath or randomly roaming around, you will find yourself think about past events, present scenarios or future.
It will be natural. Your intuition will have a moment and will talk to you in different forms. This also happens because your mind is open to thoughts. You are free, and it doesn’t at all mean your thoughts are directing you in the wrong direction.
Further more to this, do not confuse overthinking vs intuition.
Are Gut Feelings Always Right?
Gut feelings come true when they are actually a gut feeling. As I said, not to confuse between overthinking and intuition.
Your mind can manipulate you into thinking something, but when your gut feeling is giving you a confident feeling about something or someone, and you think this has to be for your good – that is something to follow.
Gut Feeling Someone Is Attracted To You
If someone is attracted to you, your gut will add up a spice to your mood. You will know in your mind that they like you, but their actions would be opposite.
They won’t let it come on their mouth that they feel something about you. Sometimes may be afraid of losing what they have with you. But your intuitive will talk to you way before their confession.
Because you already have a feeling that there’s something, you might just trigger them to confess it, even if you don’t like them.
Well, hope our content on, ‘why do we get gut feelings?’ helped you know certain facts. If you want to know anything more, let us know in the comment section below.