Checking in with your gut—or intuition can be an important source of information during the decision-making process. How something sits with you is not just based on a tangle of emotions. Your gut contains a complete internal data bank full of valuable knowledge and experience.
Although you should pay attention to your gut, that doesn’t necessarily mean you should follow exactly what it tells you! Although always informative, sometimes your gut feelings are irrational. Try to be realistic.
Next time your gut is calling, do the following: 1. Observe what you are feeling. 2. Put the feelings in words. 3. Ask yourself whether your feelings are based on a legitimate or an irrational interpretation of the situation.