7 strategies to develop intuition
Several essential techniques to enhance a useful quality: intuition.
One of the keys to success in life and in business is intuition. People with a great capacity for intuition are able to guide themselves much more accurately through the paths of life.
Intuition is defined as the ability to know, understand or perceive some interesting aspect of reality in a clear way, even without the intervention of our mind, without the intervention of our mind.even without the intervention of our rational scrutiny. In other words, intuition allows us to make good decisions quickly and effectively, warns us of certain dangers and helps us to create a broader vision of the things around us.
Techniques and tricks to improve intuition
There are a multitude of techniques and strategies to develop this ability to intuit. In today's post wee will try to explain some of the most powerful exercises to develop your intuition capacity..
Intuition is that vital guide that, in a semi-automatic way, helps us to make good decisions, solve problems and be more successful in practically any area of life: professional, academic and personal. However**, it is a skill that is not usually taken into account and therefore is not given much attention by public institutions**. This means that our educational system does not promote the development of intuition, despite the many benefits that this ability has to face the day to day.
To help you understand the benefits of intuition and so that you can enhance this ability, we have researched this topic and bring you a total of seven practical and very useful strategies to foster this "sixth sense" that people with a nose for business and for life in general enjoy. Shall we begin?
1. Basics: trust your instincts
It will be very difficult for you to develop your intuition if you constantly deny its influence on your daily decisions. To improve your intuitive abilities you must start by giving them a certain credibility, enough to at least take into account the hunches you have on a daily basis..
It often happens: you have to make an important decision in your life, and one of the possible paths, although from a rational point of view it seems like a good idea, does not give you a good feeling. There is something in that possible path that, although rationally you cannot express it in words, does not generate enough confidence in you. At this moment, your intuition is giving you a warning signal: this path does not seem the most desirable one..
It is quite likely that you escaped being run over thanks to a hunch, a sudden intuition that made you stop suddenly just as a car was about to run you over. You didn't have time to think that you were in danger, you simply noticed something and avoided the accident. When the emotion that something (or someone) generates in us is rather negative, we are dealing with an intuition. Our inner voice has this ability to let us know that there is something that does not convince us. We have to strengthen our heuristic thinking, so that it is able to respond effectively to the demands of everyday life.
2. Differentiate between prejudice and intuition
Be careful: prejudices are not comparable to intuition (or hunches).. Prejudices are preconceived ideas that make us have a certain aversion towards certain people because of their ethnic, religious, cultural or social origin, or because of some other feature of their physique and personality that we unconsciously associate with something negative.
We must try to clearly differentiate between prejudice and intuition.. Intuition should be an emotional compass, but it is important to distinguish between emotions and preconceived or culturally inoculated ideas. If our intuition sends us warning signals that we should not trust someone 100%, we should try to weigh the extent to which that signal is interfered with by certain prejudices and stereotypes we may have against that "type of person", and make sure we are not negatively influenced by past experience.
3. Practice meditation and Mindfulness
Everything that helps us to know ourselves better will result in an improvement of our intuition. Ancient meditation practices and even philosophies such as Mindfulness have clear benefits for our mind: it makes us more capable of absorbing stimuli and information, even things that previously went unnoticed.. In addition, these meditation techniques bring us greater emotional balance.
Meditation requires a continuous practice. It is not enough to meditate one day and that's it: you have to understand that it is a habit that requires a lot of perseverance. How to practice it? Simply make yourself comfortable in a place where there are few disruptive elements, put your back straight and relax. Little by little, anxiety, stress and daily worries will fade away, based on a good breathing technique. Take the opportunity to listen to your inner voice, the one that is so closely linked to the ability for intuition.
With meditation we also get rid of stress and it is a good way to increase our concentration and creativity. is a good way to increase our concentration and creativity.. It has only advantages.
4. A curious technique: the visualization of landscapes
There are several very powerful techniques for developing intuition. One of them is visualization.How does it work?
First, you must close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Settle down and try to find a pleasant space.
5. Lucid dreaming and the unconscious
Have you ever had a lucid dream? Surely, your answer is yes. Almost all of us, at one time or another, we have managed to dominate our dreams while we sleptWe were able to control what happened in our dreams at will.
This ability to control our unconscious during sleep can help us to be more aware of reality, and therefore increase our intuition.
How to have lucid dreams? Just before falling asleep, when you are resting in bed, think and reflect on those things that have caught your attention during the day. Try to answer those questions that remained unanswered, or the intentions of the people with whom you have shared something. This will activate your imagination and stimulate your unconscious to start thinking creatively.
It is not something very frequent, but if you follow this step, you are more likely to have lucid dreams. When you wake up, don't forget to write down in a notebook the content of your dreams, and play at giving them a personal interpretation.
6. Visualization of geometric bodies
Visualization is key when it comes to improving our intuition. This happens because allows us to access certain cognitive skills related to our ability to anticipate and describe reality based on single elements. based on single elements. It helps us to integrate information and create a mental map of reality.
Visualization with geometric bodies allows us to stimulate our visual and spatial intelligence, which is also related to our creativity. The technique is as follows:
7. Develop empathy and practice
Empathy is that quality by which we can put ourselves in another person's shoes, understanding and empathizing with their circumstances and opinions. and opinions.
Intuition also stems from this ability to correctly interpret the emotions and feelings of others. You can practice this skill by trying to intuit what other people are thinking or feeling and, if you are confident enough with them, you can ask them if you were right. You will be surprised how relatively easy it is to intuitively guess someone's mood.
Try to visualize a landscape that transmits security and good vibrations. Observe it carefully and try to notice all the existing details: the air, the aromas, the colors, the details... Keep in your memory all the possible details.
Breathe slowly and deeply, and open your eyes again. You will surely notice that you feel much more at ease. You will also have improved your intuition, especially if you practice this technique regularly.
- Don't miss this article: "How to have lucid dreams? Science explains it".
Close your eyes and imagine a white screen right in front of you.
Try to project (imagine) that, on that screen, a two-dimensional geometric body appears, such as a square, a circle or a triangle. Hold that visual image for two minutes and then go on to imagine any other figure.
Rest for a few minutes and then close your eyes again, imagining several figures combined together: for example, a square inside a circle. Make the exercise more complex with other bodies: a square inside a circle that are, in turn, surrounded by a huge triangle.
(Updated at Mar 28 / 2023)