So many questions and so many answers, sometimes it is overwhelming to pick the right one!
- What should I eat? Do I eat a Paleo diet, vegan diet or something in between?
- How do I best raise my teenage boys to become responsible, contributing, happy, fulfilled adults?
- How do I successfully rebuild my coaching business?
- Can I really do all of this?
At first, my reaction is: “I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know.”
Google any of these questions and you will find a myriad of advice on what to do, how to do it, what will work, what is doomed to fail. The amount of information is dizzying and almost always conflicting. Everyone is an expert and everyone seems to have the answers but me!
Then I think, “Who to believe? Who to believe?”
The more I research, the more confused and frazzled I get, which leads me to a state of paralysis.
So what’s a girl to do?
For me, the answer is simple. I get quiet, really quiet and turn inwards and I consult my inner GPS (aka gut instinct, intuition) – it always knows where to go and what to do. My inner GPS sits there ever so patiently waiting for my mind chatter to stop long enough so it can be heard.
In times of danger my GPS screams at me and gets my attention but most of the time it whispers ever so quietly.
Deep breathing, writing in my journal and walks with my dog are sure fire ways for me to turn inwards and get quiet enough to tune into my GPS. And when I do, the results are oh so sweet!
Consulting with my GPS does not mean I have all the answers but it does allow me peace of mind. My GPS will often let me know if a decision I made feels right or it will alert me if I am heading down a slippery slope. My GPS also empowers me to trust in myself and my decisions after I have done a reasonable amount of research instead of residing in fear and doubt. And, my GPS reminds me that in any point in time, I have the power to make a new decision, if the one I already made is no longer working for me.
I would love to hear from you! How do you tune into your inner GPS? How does your GPS help you navigate your way through life?