I read this article yesterday about the difference between Anxiety and intuition, the reason I looked it up is because I wanted to know if there was a difference and also because I was going back and forth with myself a bit on something and every time I would go to do what I wanted to do, I get this feeling in my stomach and so I felt the need to look up the difference between the two. If you want to read the article you can find it here: https://www.bustle.com/p/8-unexpected-differences-between-intuition-anxiety-that-could-help-you-listen-to-your-inner-voice-9078931
For those who don’t really want to read the article, i’ll give you guys some of the information that I took in from it, but before I do that, i’m just gonna explain a bit more on what the the article talked about. In the article they give you a bit of a break down on the differences on Anxiety and Intuition, it may seem like they’re really isn’t much of a difference but give the article a read and believe me you’ll soon discover that there is a big difference between the two.
When I was reading it, a lot of the stuff that was being talked about was actually pretty surprising, but also pretty interesting as well, for example: You know when people always say to go with your gut feeling!? Well in the article they quoted someone saying that when you have Anxiety it’s not a good idea to trust your gut feelings, because of the fact that with Anxiety, it always makes it seem like everything is wrong, which is very true.
Trying to go with your gut feeling when you know that you struggle with Anxiety would probably be your worst nightmare because you’ll just end up being confused on it, always wondering whether or not it’s your Anxiety or if it’s your gut feeling speaking to you when it comes to trying things and everything, which like I said would not only be a nightmare, but it would also be a big headache at that as well, because you’ll just be panicking all the time trying to figure it out.
There were a few other things in that article that I found to be very interesting, which i’ll list for you guys:
Anxiety is just a reaction when it comes to something we’re scared of or if we’re feeling threatened by something: So with this, all it is, is just our mind feeling like it needs to protect us from anything it feels will be harmful to us, sometimes it’ll even be simple things, anything that is completely new to the mind will make you feel anxious because of it being something completely different and as we all know different isn’t familiar.
However they say that if you feel that your anxiousness could be an intuitive feeling, they say to try and think about why it is your feeling anxious and where it may possibly stem from and when you’re thinking about where it comes from, they say to be honest with yourself about it that way you’ll be able to deal with it better and tell the two apart as well.
Intuition they say actually comes with a relaxed feeling instead of an intense one: This is actually one of the biggest ways to tell the two apart, they say that the big difference between Intuition and Anxiety is the way they make you feel physically and emotionally. When I read this part, I was surprised because I didn’t know that with intuition you’re meant to feel calm and not overwhelmed or stressed out, Anxiety is the complete opposite of that, Intuition is a more knowing kind of feeling that tells you, you don’t need to worry and that everything’s okay.
Anxiety tends to come with physical symptoms, while Intuitive feelings don’t: When dealing with Anxiety you’re bound to come across a few physical symptoms such as, stomach pains, panic and sometimes it’ll make you feel like you need just a little bit more breath then regular, if that makes sense, there’s other physical feelings with Anxiety, but those are just a few.
Anxiety as we all know is just built up fear that makes you want to avoid things, Intuition on the other hand is being aware of that feeling of fear, but still having the strength and courage to go against it and not let it stop you overall.
Intuition focuses on the present of things while Anxiety tends to focus on the future of everything: Gotta love that!!……..
Anxiety is much more demanding than Intuition is: This is true, anytime time you try and listen to that inner voice of yours that actually tries to help you, here comes Anxiety with it’s own opinion trying to convince you otherwise. Nothing else can be heard, but Anxiety, it doesn’t leave you alone even when you try to ignore it, it does this thing where if you don’t listen to it, it tends to get louder, making it harder to resist it and believe me when I say, it’s a huge pain in the neck………Intuition though is a lot nicer to you, but if you wanted to ignore it, it’s actually a lot easier to ignore than Anxiety is.
Intuition is more on bigger moments while Anxiety focuses on anything and everything else: With Anxiety if it’s important, you become anxious and if it’s not important, you can still become anxious………..with Intuition it rarely focuses on the small things which is why it doesn’t bother you as much.
Intuition feels more detached: Meaning it doesn’t hold on to you for dear life the way Anxiety does, Intuition is more of a realization on something that comes to you, without causing you to over analyze, but when it does come to you, you’re meant to react quickly to it, without thinking so much on it and if you wait that gives Anxiety a chance to show up and try and convince you to re-think everything pretty much.
So that’s pretty much everything that was talked about in the article, I had to look back on it, to kinda get a better understanding on it again and from the list they gave, I tried to list them as well and explain them in my own words so hopefully you got a better understanding on the differences between the two, be it from my post or the article itself.
If you guys have any thoughts on the article that you’d like to share feel free to comment them down below, i’d love to hear about it, also go and check out the article as well, it’s really good.
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