Finding Clarity through Intuitive Thinking

  Finding Clarity through Intuitive Thinking by Tricia Parido May 14, 2018

Living mindfully, especially when there is the desire to create an improved state of mental clarity and healthier living, takes a conscious effort to strengthen the innate ability to utilize intuitive thinking. This intuition generates a capability to tap into the deepest aspirations that lie between the experiential approach of the logical or rational mind and the deep psychological needs of the emotional mind. A place of functioning referred to as wise mind.

Perhaps a more universal way of explaining this intuitive thinking skill is to say that the individual has the ability to balance between their rational and emotional stance.

Often mindfulness-based practices are thought to consist of Buddhist methods such as meditation and yoga. But what about the intuitive thinking that is in fact the operating from a place of wise mind?

Being in wise mind is an entirely different level of existing in the present. A grander place of functioning. It is the gut feeling that something is just right. Wise mind is what a good balance between emotional and rational mind consists of. It is how a person can live mindful.

If clarity is what is desired, then utilizing intuitive thinking as an approach to understanding what elements create a truly balanced life would seem to be the prudent avenue.  To begin the journey toward a balanced life, explore; the six elements of health, define work or career capabilities, examine social skills, take a good look at environmental circumstances, identify anything toxic, review development skills, investigate lifelong motivation, reflect on self-esteem, acknowledge intellect, determine enjoyable recreation, define what family is, honor spirituality, categorize activities of daily living and distinguish life planning needs.  

The intuitive person looks at things such as starting the day with an intention that sends them out in a forward moving motion with a positive and mindful attitude. They have clarity pertaining to specific goals, objectives and aspirations. The intuitive person frequently checks in with their demeanor carefully performing self-observation and examining those aspects that when are driven by external forces outside of their control derail them or create conflict, so they can implement cognitive or behavioral change. They are continuously in pursuit of being more self-aware, present, one mindful, loving and open by practicing techniques that keep them calm, centered and grounded in the moment.

So how does a person get into this wise mind, a place of intuitive thinking and mental clarity? They take it one step at a time making small changes along the way that are manageable and maintainable lifelong. They learn to communicate better with themselves by improving their internal dialog and relieving themselves from undue stress and pressure. It has become important to them to shift their perceptions about things that cause them discomfort. They learn how to identify their core nonphysical feeling in any given situation and no longer describe themselves as being just fine.

The person seeking a higher level of functioning can identify what is driving their stance and takes the time to define how to improve it going forward. This person has developed the ability to respond versus react. They pay attention to fluctuations in their daily life and employ stress management techniques. They engage in creating life balance. And they are willing to sit in and move through the uncomfortable, knowing that there will be no growth without challenge. Ultimately, they have expanded their consciousness by applying their intuitive thinking skills to create something better, to get unstuck, to end maladaptive behaviors.

There are many options for support that can serve as guides toward expanding a person’s consciousness. It is recommended that each area is looked at as one piece of intuition when in the pursuit of discovering clarity, mind, body and spirit. Find the place that speaks an understandable language in the fostering of imperative life skills that will create the ability to build mastery of the thoughts, feelings, emotions, values, opinions and beliefs that work in the person’s life so that ultimately, they can shine in the light they wish to see themselves, and how they want to be seen by others.

Tricia Parido, Owner, Director, Master Coach at Turning Leaves Recovery, Life, and Wellness Coaching is an International Master Addictions Coach, a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor, Majors in Behavioral Psychology with a focus in Addiction, and holds the following National Certifications; Professional Life Coach, Recovery Fitness and Nutrition Coach, Food Addiction Coach, Family Systems Recovery Coach, Professional Interventionist, Professional Treatment Case Manager.

For more information visit www.turningleavesrecovery.com or call (805)710-2513.

 

Social Anxiety and Recovery

Learning how to manage social anxiety during recovery is like building a muscle.

Until you start to exercise it, strength cannot develop.

In the Recovery Community, the struggle with social anxiety is common place. There is fear of judgement, scrutiny, labels, and distrust. More so, there is the internal belief of being unworthy and invalid. All of which do not improve without the proper guidance toward emotional stability, the development of the proper life skills, distress tolerance, and personal empowerment.

Most often the individual in early recovery does not know where to start. We see this mostly with those that have completed their recovery program and are now back at home trying to figure out “what now”. How do I re-enter the life I was previously numbing out and face it with confidence? How do I decide what I need to do first? What am I comfortable with? What am I not comfortable with? Where can I find people that are like me? When will they see that I have changed? That I am determined, focused, and capable!

Perhaps the questions or thoughts ought to be…. “when will I see that I am worthy of the life I desire?”, “how can I feel validated in my journey?”, “from this moment going forward, what do I need to do to get me where I want to be?”, and “who can teach me how to be successful in recovery in a way that I can understand?”

The answers and solutions are accessible. Recovery Transition to Life Skill Building is available.

You can harness your social anxieties. All you need is the desire and dedication to develop the muscle.

Published by Tricia Parido https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/social-anxiety-recovery-tricia-parido/