Follow your Gut
Follow your gut, you will thank yourself later.
If I had a dollar for everytime I should have listened to my instinct, but chose to ignore it, I would seriously be carrying around bags of money.
We are always processing things that occur around us, though we are not consciously aware of it. But one of the worst feelings is to brush away the occurences that make you “hmm,” only to have them come back and show you who’s boss.
I have this annoying tendency to talk myself out of my intuition, because at the end of the day I only hear what I choose to hear. We are all guilty of doing it, but not all of us can identify that is it actually being done. When I was dating Mackenzie (my biggest heartbreak to date), he would say the strangest things that I would just overlook. A part of me knew all along that he was emotionally stunted. Red Flags were certainly flailing when he would “thank me” after I told him I missed him. I’d buy into his justification – he just didn’t believe in the concept of missing people… Trust me. I’m probably rolling my eyes just as hard as you are. But, I chose to believe him, because it was easier to accept the fluff, over the fact that he just didn’t like me enough. At the end of the day, if I had acted on my instinct, or even if I had treaded with a little more caution, I would have truly saved myself half the heartbreak.
If you notice Red Flags, they are probably there for a reason. Granted, it certainly is hard to decipher between these flags and plain old Cynicism – but if your body is telling you that something is not quite right, or something just isn’t fitting, do not ignore it. Give yourself a little more credit, and trust your intuition.