“Just trust your gut.”
This triggered me as a new mum. I couldn’t hear my gut through the chaos of having a new born, being sleep deprived, having breastfeeding problems and my body healing after human exiting it. It came with time. Time and compassion in bucket loads.
For many reasons the gut trusting thing can be challenge for some people in general.
And hey guess what, your still just a person when you become a mum. You don’t magic into a role with an inherent fountain of knowledge – rather unfortunately because that would be handy.
So here’s a couple of reasons why trusting your gut might be a challenge. Apart from the chaos stuff I already mentioned.
You may not have been encouraged or shown how to tap into your own resources as a child or encouraged to seek answers outside of yourself more, rather than looking inside. This can create a shakey sense of ‘gut trust’, due to lack of practice.
You might have been brought up in situations where your gut knew things were not ok in your homes or family situation but were led to believe otherwise or question your own reality and so this can make you ignore your gut and overly doubt yourself.
Trusting your gut is like a muscle that gets stronger the more you use it. So don’t beat yourself up if you’re not used to using it. You are absolutely doing the best you can.
If you’re reading this and it resonates. Next time you have a call to make on something, why not try out your own power for size. Exercising that sense of self trust is process for many and small steps you feel safe to make can help you get there.