When we live through a prolonged state of stress or when we experience trauma, we can become disconnected from ourselves. And when we become disconnected from ourselves, our intuition can become clouded. It is easy to feel lost or so far away from ourselves. And when we feel this way, our self-esteem can plummet. We can even confuse our anxiety or trauma responses for intuition. So when this happens, it can feel hard to trust ourselves. It can feel hard to trust the decisions that we make and the thoughts or feelings that may come up for us. Even if it may feel difficult, we can learn how to reconnect with and strengthen our intuition again. Here are some tips to help you begin to trust yourself again:
Take intentional pauses to silence your mind from the busyness of the day.
Practice mindfulness to get present
Practice awareness towards any sensations that you experience in your body
Ask yourself if your thoughts are rooted in anxiety or grounded in your intuition
Commit to making any decisions from your gut
Make it an intention to remain open to new possibilities or experiences
Although these tips can be helpful, learning to trust your intuition again will not happen overnight. It will take deep healing, consistency, and plenty of self-compassion. Be gentle with yourself in this process. Our mind's way of becoming disconnected from ourselves during times of trauma is it's way of protecting us. Our mind, body, and soul are all resilient. When it feels safe to do so, you are more than worthy of having a healthy relationship with yourself that is built on self-trust, self-compassion, and self-love.