My dear friends,
Life can feel confusing, uncertain, and oftentimes difficult to maneuver through at times. It’s normal to not always know what to do or what to say or how to act. As we go through life we pick up lessons and tips and tricks along the way, we learn how to grow, then we do better and be better.
What I find to be particularly cool about life is that we are often given signs and intuitive hits along the way. We don’t always have to figure everything out on our own, but we do simply need to hone our awareness to the information we are being given.
The topic of red flags has been buzzy and trending, and we’ve received so many questions on the subject.
In short, a red flag is your internal warning system letting you know that something is not right. But, how red flags show up for you can be totally unique to you.
A red flag can be a gut instinct, an intuitive hit, learning key information at the right time, or witnessing bad behavior. Red flags tend to be particularly noticeable when entering new relationships or environments.
In my own experience, I’ve noticed red flags in hindsight, saying to myself “I wish I had listened to my instincts there, I should have said no when I meant no, or something didn’t just feel right about that”.
The key to noticing and understanding red flags, however, is really knowing and understanding yourself, what you value, and what you will and will not tolerate. When you firmly hold on to this information, you can keenly pick up on the people, places, and things that are out of alignment with you.
When red flags appear in our lives, we are being asked to stop, listen, and reassess. There doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative charge associated with red flags, we simply are being nudged to consider whether something is right for us, personally.
This week, when you meet people, start to notice how you feel in certain situations, especially when you are being asked to do things. Bring your attention into your body, notice what you’re feeling and where, and start to trust your intuition. Your body never lies so pay attention. Don’t push it away thinking that what you’re feeling probably isn’t real.
Red flags come in all shapes and sizes, how do they show up in your life? I’d love to hear your experience with them in the comments!
Wishing you a beautiful week,
Michelle is Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life's Creative Director and resident writer. She has a degree in Journalism from Indiana University and is also a certified holistic health coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and registered yoga teacher with trainings with Anuttara Yoga Shala and Strala Yoga. Michelle has a deep desire to help people find happiness in all areas of their lives, and truly believes the Peaceful Mind Peaceful Life movement will bring lasting change to the world. Michelle splits her time between Florida and New York City and loves connecting with people from all over the world. If you'd like to contact her, she can be reached at email@example.com