What do you all think about gut feelings? Do you think they're usually pretty right? Is it silly to pay any attention to them? How much attention to you pay to them?
I usually think my gut feelings are pretty spot on. I suppose another way of thinking of it is that maybe I am just sometimes fairly intuitive? I'm not sure, but I do know sometimes I just get these feelings that something is either right or wrong.
A lot of times I might feel something, but then I sleep on it and realize in the morning that what I felt was way wrong. So then I feel like what I'm feeling in the morning is my gut feeling, and what I was feeling the night before was just something I was forcing myself to feel.
I'm sure this might be confusing. Let me offer an example. I might decide at the end of the day that the next day I'm doing to do something specific. I think it's a great idea and will go well. But then I wake up in the morning and I just know that I shouldn't do that something... it's like I just get this terrible feeling that it'd be the wrong thing to do.
It can work the other way, too. I might still feel like it's a good idea in the morning, and possibly for more mornings afterwards. So then I get this feeling that it's ok to move forward with doing whatever it is I was thinking about...
I know for a fact and am willing to admit that I am capable of overanalyzing things like crazy. Don't worry - I'm aware of it, it drives me nuts and it's something I'm constantly trying to work on improving. My biggest concern when I link my overanalyzing to my gut feelings is that I end up thinking way too much about the gut feelings instead of just letting myself go with my gut.
I know I'm being so all over the place with this, but I'd love to know what other people think about gut feelings.
Do you think it's generally ok to listen to them if you are consistently feeling the same thing over and over, or do you think you should spend a lot of time thinking about them. Maybe you have a gut feeling to do something that seems a little unusual from how you normally do things... it'd be easy to sit and think it over and over and come up with a million reasons why you shouldn't pay any attention to this feeling.
Should you let yourself think about it a ton, or should you just go with your gut? Especially when you know that most of the time, your gut is right?
Don't worry... I'm not actually thinking about doing anything crazy or anything like that! :) I just have been wondering about whether or not other people find themselves considering their gut feelings like I do sometimes. I always wonder if I'm like the only person who does something or not.