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Are You Ignoring Your Intuition? 10 Signs That Confirm It

If you’re ignoring your intuition, you need to read this article!

What if I told you that you have the answers to questions like “How can I live my most authentic and free life? or “How do I find my purpose in life?”. You possess a wiser inner knowing—your intuition.

You can always access this knowledge, regardless of who you are, where you come from, or what your experience is. In a world with countless ideas about what and who you should be, listening to your intuition is challenging and sometimes nearly impossible.

With intuition, there’s no concrete proof of how or why you know something; you just know. Tapping into your intuition can help you live a freer and easier life aligned with your true self.

On the other side, ignoring your intuition can send you into a trap you wouldn’t fall into otherwise. But how do you know you’re doing that? Here are ten signs that your intuition is blocked!

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1. You have a persistent headache

Headaches are often caused by lack of sleep, stress, and holding tension in your body. Your spirit, mind, and body are connected. Persistently ignoring your intuition can take a toll on your well-being.

When you ignore your truth, you’ll experience stress or deal with sleep issues. It also takes a lot of energy and effort to “power through” and do things you don’t want to do, which may leave you feeling exhausted.

Pent-up frustration and anger can also trigger headaches. You may feel irritated if you’re always doing things according to what is expected of you rather than what you truly want. When you’re ignoring your intuition and your body isn’t in alignment with your gut instinct, there are many side effects, and many of them cause headaches.

So, as you read this, take a moment to breathe, drop your shoulders, and relax your jaw. Pay attention to any tension in your body that wants to be released.

2. You’re feeling anxious or depressed

Several studies show that anxiety and depression can affect your ability to access intuition and decision-making abilities. With anxiety and depression, it can be harder to trust your thoughts and your gut instincts.

You might get stuck in chronic cycles of sadness and worry and feel there’s no way forward. Getting in touch with intuition can help you snap out of it. For instance, say you’re feeling stuck, and your mind tells you that you’re worthless or that there’s no way the outcome wouldn’t be synonymous with disaster.

Ignoring your intuition can make you feel like this. But if you listen to your intuition, it may give you another line of thinking and indicate the way forward when everything seems hopeless. You’re torn between two options, and your gut instinct says, “Apply for this position,” or “Put that down and go for a walk.”

The answers may not always make logical sense, but intuition always has your best interests at heart. If you feel sad and anxious all the time, it’s a good idea to seek help from a professional therapist to help you pinpoint the causes and get support.

3. You pretend that everything’s perfect

Denial is way more powerful than we could give it credit for. Also, the urge to maintain appearances is a strong indicator that you’re ignoring your intuition. You might spend a lot of time worrying about what others think, feel the need to uphold a certain image no matter how hard it is, or try to impress people.

When you’re pretending everything is perfect, you might feel defensive if someone says otherwise. You might perceive any criticism as an attack directed at you. You might also worry about people finding out things aren’t perfect.

When you’re ignoring your intuition, you get lost in this huge world. So you need to find something that makes you feel at peace. This thought that everything’s perfect may do that for you, but it’s a lie.

No one is perfect, and that’s what makes you unique. No matter your circumstances, your life is precious, and you are worthy of self-acceptance and self-love.

4. You’re arguing with your intuitive voice inside your head

If you’re constantly trying to convince your inner voice of something, you’re ignoring your intuition. “No, this new job isn’t good for me because…” or “He may have his flaws, but he seems like a good potential partner” are just two examples of how your intuition may be trying to tell you something, but you choose to tune it out.

You might not be aware of this, even if arguing with the intuitive voice inside your head takes a lot of work. When you ignore your gut instinct, you have to leap through hoops to present yourself with the evidence and facts that prove your intuition is wrong.

However, here’s the thing: intuition doesn’t need proof. The thought or feeling you have is the only validation, proof, and calling you need. The Life-Changing Power of Intuition is a book that teaches you how to connect with your authentic self, so give it a try if you want to learn some tips.

Keep reading to discover other signs that confirm you’re ignoring your intuition!

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5. You can’t decide on something

When you’re in a cycle of ignoring your intuition, you can easily end up experiencing decision-making fatigue. When you overlook your gut instinct, nothing else will feel like the right choice because you tune out what you truly want.

Your mind might go back and forth between choices that aren’t aligned with your intuition, and chances are you’re not consciously aware of that. This is a way to ignore or suppress what your soul is calling for.

Maybe you’re ignoring your intuition because you know that the choice you want to make would disappoint someone or let people say it doesn’t align with your identity. If there’s something that you’d love to do but you’re worried about what others would think, that’s a clear indication that you’re ignoring your intuition.

This process can become pretty uncomfortable because it helps you move closer to the truth. If you experience this, you might describe yourself as impulsive or procrastinating because this is the easiest way to avoid what your gut instinct is telling you.

6. You don’t feel in control of your decisions

Are you making decisions based on what you want or what others want? Living this way can make it feel like life is happening to you, not for you. For instance, instead of having an uncomfortable conversation with a loved one, you express your feelings and go along to maintain the peace and the idea that everything’s fine.

This can leave you feeling irritated and like things are beyond your control. When you pay attention to and honor your gut instinct, the answers aren’t always easy, but the outcomes will leave you feeling freer and more in control.

7. Something feels unfinished or forgotten about

When you’re ignoring your intuition, it may still try to get back to you somehow, so you might have the feeling that something’s not finished. Basically, this is a way your gut instinct is trying to get your attention.

If you can’t remember the last time you felt truly connected with yourself and your inner knowing, you may have lost something along the way. Maybe you feel overwhelmed with plans, decisions, and thoughts. You might be going through your day-to-day responsibilities on autopilot.

If you sense that you’re missing something, chances are you’re ignoring your intuition. Take some time to connect with your deeper self and listen to what your gut instinct has to communicate to you. Spending some time alone and taking a few minutes to reflect away from all the energy of a busy day can give you the answer you’re looking for.

8. You tend to seek validation and approval from others

When you’re not looking inside of yourself for answers, you tend to look outside. This is a symptom of not listening to your intuition but rather to outside answers, validations, and opinions from others.

If you’re ignoring your intuition, you might seek approval and validation from others, especially when you’ve already made a decision or know what you want. Asking for others’ advice when your inner voice’s telling you what’s best for you highlights the idea that you don’t have the answers.

Don’t forget that you’re the ultimate authority in your life and that other people don’t always have the answers. Sometimes you do need feedback or advice, and in that case, ask people whom you truly trust.

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9. You struggle to fall asleep at night

Insomnia is when you have trouble staying or falling asleep. Dealing with it can affect your energy, mood, and ability to function properly. According to studies, one-third of adults experience some insomnia symptoms, and 10% of the world’s population meets the criteria for a sleep disorder.

While many factors can contribute to insomnia, ignoring your intuition is one of the things that can keep you up at night. If your gut instinct is trying to tell you something important and you choose to overlook it, it could result in you having trouble falling back to sleep, waking up feeling groggy, or relying on alcohol or medication to get to sleep at night.

You might also find yourself waking up too early or too late or having trouble focusing during the day. Your body could also send you signals that it hasn’t gotten a full, peaceful rest.

Bedtime can be very stressful if you’re ignoring your intuition. When you’re finally alone with your thoughts and feel stressed instead of relaxed, take some deep breaths and try to relieve any tension you have in your body.

10. You don’t feel good about past decisions

When you’re ignoring your intuition, it’s common to question your past decisions. Perhaps life feels overwhelming, and you ask yourself how you got there in the first place. Maybe you’re not feeling content with the point in life you’re in and can’t understand why. You might look to the past for answers and think that if you’d made a different choice, things could have turned out differently.

You wonder if, if you had taken more risks, or maybe you question your career path, it would have led to more opportunities. This mindset can leave you feeling stuck. Intuition occurs in the present moment and never in the past or the future.

The good news is that, by being present, you have the power to build a different future for yourself, one that aligns with your purpose.

If you liked our article on the signs you’re ignoring your intuition, you may also want to read Why Do I Keep Waking Up at the Same Time Every Night? Here Are 5 Spiritual Meanings.

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