If you’re looking for permission, you’ve got it.
Is there something that you really want to do, but you’re waiting for a sign that you should do it?
For the record, this is your sign.
Now go and do the thing that you want to do.
For future reference, to make this process even easier, let’s break down how you can always find a clear sign pointing in the direction you should go.
Have you ever been like, “This job sucks. I hate it. I wish there was a sign that it’s time to leave.”
Or, “That person seems amazing and I’d love to get to know them better. I wish I had a sign that would make it clear it’s the right time to approach them.”
Psst. Guess what?
YOUR FEELINGS ARE A SIGN.
Yep. Feelings, those things that we tend to justify, minimize, ignore, or stuff away because they pop up at the most inconvenient times.
In our world, logic rules. We are told to consider and think through every possibility, to make lists of pro’s and con’s, and to carefully weigh all our options.
The thing is, our brains are pretty smart. They can talk us in or out of anything. In the process, “over-analysis paralysis” can happen — when you become so overwhelmed with all of the data that you freeze and ultimately do nothing.
Using your brain is important and your mind is a precious and essential asset. That being said, when it comes right down to it, make sure you do a quick fact check with your heart. It can’t lie, and when you listen closely, there is often only one truth that exists: The decision that is best for you.
How To Do A Quick Fact Check With Your Heart
You’ve done all the thinking, considering, comparing, and assessing. Now it’s time to do a final fact check with your emotions:
Yes, Do It!You feel a warm rush through your heart and an openness in your chest. Your body opens to the idea. It might be a little tingly with excitement or nervousness, but that’s normal and healthy, especially if you’re thinking about doing something that you’ve never done before.
No, Don’t Do It!You feel your chest tighten and your shoulders tense up. Your body closes and shuts itself off to the idea.
Once you have a clear answer, you get to choose whether or not to do it.
The more you listen to your body and your heart, the more it will speak to you, guide you, and lead you in living a life of truth. If you’re not used to listening to it, it might be hard at first.
Keep asking, keep listening, and keep paying attention.
You always have the signs that you need to do the things that are best for you.
If you want to talk to a professional about how to tap further into your feelings and truth, how to distinguish between something that you’re afraid to do but want to do versus something that you are afraid to do and don’t want to do, how to reconcile making decisions from your heart instead of or in addition your head, or anything else when it comes to dating, sex, love, or relationships, feel free to reach out. We're here to help.
Good luck on your continued journey of discovery, connection, and love!