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The Instinctually Driven Human

The Instinctually Driven Human

I have been listening to Tedx Talks a lot lately. Each morning as I drop the kids to school, I have about ten minutes or so of quiet time in the vehicle. I tune into something on Tedx that has to do with the Law of Attraction, listening to your instincts, and thinking for yourself to be more confident. Each of these talks resonates with me in the same way – they remind me that I have always been an instinctually driven human. While I have always been this person, after years of letting life slip me by and going with the motions, I stopped listening to my gut. I was conditioned by environment and lifestyle to stop trusting my gut. This is bad, but it’s my own fault. I won’t ever blame anyone else for decisions I made. What I can do is accept decisions I made and relearn the skills to get back to being the instinctually driven human that makes me feel complete.

The Instinctually Driven Human

Off Balance

This conditioning, so to speak, has led me towards a path of feeling completely off balance. Questioning everything, not feeling one-hundred percent whole and often times feeling completely exhausted. I was energetic before because I always followed my instincts. I listened to my gut. I trusted my gut. I didn’t need proof or to think rationally or logically about something, I knew that I’m happiest when I listen to my gut instincts. I have always been an instinctually driven human. I knew myself inside and out, I prided myself on listening to my internal voice and I made decisions confidently based on that. I never had someone question my instincts, put them down or tell me I am crazy for following them. To think that someone would say I am crazy or irrational for attempting to be confident in following the instincts that scream something isn’t right, seems absurd to me.

Negative Consumes You

Over the past few months, I have started to become bitter, disappointed, frustrated and all of these negative emotions you can think of. I was sinking into this downward spiral. I wrote in a journal, I blogged, I listened to Tedx Talks and I thought truly and deeply about what makes me feel passionate about living life. The answer was simple – motherhood and writing. My two passions in life are being a mom to my children, hanging out with them, being the person they can confide in about anything. I love being the person they can share an opinion with, and know that if I don’t agree, I will still hear them out and respect them. I love writing because with my skill of writing I can help my thoughts get out into the world in a way that helps others see that they are not alone or that they can aspire to be stronger, more confident and happier in life with a few simple steps.

Sit in Silence

Today I invite you all to pause. Sit in silence. Truly think about your situation and lifestyle. Take time to hear what your instincts are telling you. Do not let anyone else tell you that you are being crazy or emotional because, at the end of the day, you are the only one who has to feel comfortable in your own skin. People can tell you that you’re crazy. They can tell you that you are emotional. Don’t listen to them. Rest at ease knowing that you are neither of those things, you are simply an instinctually driven human being listening to your gut. When you start to listen to your inner voice and follow through confidently with what it’s telling you to do; a whole new positive environment opens up to you. It’s amazing what following that little internal voice can do for a human being.

Have you ever been faced with circumstances in which you stopped listening to your instincts? How did you get back on track listening to your gut?  

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Brandy Ellen is a born and raised NH resident who enjoys living life to the fullest. Raising 3 kids and a pug, Brandy spends her free time writing for her two blogs – ParentInfluence and Brandy EllenWrites. Brandy is also a ghostwriter for other blogs, click here to hire Brandy to write for you.

12 comments found

  1. I find it hard to trust my instincts sometimes because I have a tendency to not always be the most rational. Meditation and sitting in silence as you call it definitely helps me to reconnect with myself and my thoughts.

  2. I agree and share your feelings of being off balance is a negative spiral lately. My husband wonders why I just need 15 minutes of pure silence. Sometimes I just go sit in the car and Star at the sky. It helps

  3. It’s been a hectic year, but I am ending the year so optimistic about the future. I love the idea of sitting in silence. As a mom, silence is cherished.

  4. These are great tips! I am self employed and often find I listen to my instincts with work. Now when I DON’T do this, I always regret it.

  5. I love this. I’m one of those people that can rationalize and talk myself in or out of anything, and I need to be better about just listening to my instincts and not overthinking so much.

    1. That’s what I have been doing. Talking myself out of decisions that I must make. I used to only follow instincts, and I was an extremely happy, bubbly person always but I have neglected that and talked myself out of decisions for fear of hurting someone’s feelings or making too many changes at once. I plan to get back to listening to my instincts.

  6. Stopping and listening to your inner self is very beneficial especially when you are about to make a big decision. I sometimes have the tendency to act on impulse and more often than not, regret my action. Now that I am older and more mature, I find the need to have alone time – to think, to refresh my mind and to feel that inner peace.

    1. That’s what I have been neglected, the alone time to really think and clear my mind so that I feel inner peace. I started working on it though again, so that I can be balanced again 🙂

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