On many occasions, people ignore their instincts thinking that it may not be the right thing to do or that if they listen to instincts they will be wrong. But instead, everyone knows that feeling that there is something that we know from the stomach, that it is as if the entrails had been warning us that there was something we knew … The stomach tells us the things we feel, and this It is not only metaphorical.

The brain and our gut are connected by a vast network of neurons, chemicals, and hormones. When we entered the office of our fellow work or head to discuss the latest sales figures, let’s look at his expression grim and felt a knot in the intestines, that is evidence that the brain-gut axis is in action.

Bacteria confirm it

There is research showing that this axis of the brain and intestines that works so well to understand instinct, has a lot to do with the bacteria found in the intestines of people. These bacteria send signals to the brain that directly affect the person’s mood and even their vision of the world.

In addition, these bacteria need to be healthy and for this it is necessary to eat foods rich in probiotics such as yogurt. Gut feelings are smarter than we can imagine . They warn us of what we really feel and also, of whether what we have in front of is a danger or it is not (physical or emotional). Have you ever heard of or felt butterflies in your stomach?

These butterflies are normally felt when you are in love and it is an indicator that there is a high emotional component that is taking action. But you may think that this instinct is not always reliable. So what should you keep in mind so that you can trust your gut at the right time?

Questions to ask yourself

There are a number of questions you can ask yourself to find out whether or not you can really trust your instincts. Because although you sometimes doubt him, he is usually more accurate than you imagine. Therefore, from now on ask yourself these questions every time your intestines go into action because that way you will know if you should pay attention to it.

    • Am I really paying attention to what my gut is telling me about a decision, or am I rushing to judge to stop feeling anxious?
    • Am I listening to my instincts because I feel lazy about supporting my feelings with facts, or do I really feel like I know enough to take action?
    • If I sit with this instinct for a few minutes and let my head stop, will I allow my instinct to change?
    • Does my instinct tell me what I believe to be true based on what I know or can discover, or am I paying more attention to the truths of others?
    • Do I know enough about the decision to be able to defend it beyond saying “Trust me” if it is challenged by others?
  • Does the information I am gathering to assess my bowel reaction make my bowel calm or feel flat or troubled?

These are questions that you should reflect to know if what is really happening to you is correct, if what you feel is what you should follow or if it is better not to take action. Normally it will be in moments of emotional stress when your stomach begins to speak to you, therefore, you should be attentive to everything it tells you. Listen to your body because it is the one that knows you best and the one that wants the best for you at all costs.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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