Making Intuitive Decisions + Why I Canceled My Trip to Bali

I know it sounds crazy. Why would anyone cancel a trip to Bali? Sometimes trusting your intuition can seem crazy to others, but it’s an important skill to cultivate.

A bit of backstory… I was planning to go to Bali on a retreat with my friend about 12 days after my wedding. We were going to surf, do yoga, meditate, and, of course, eat good food. Sounds pretty amazing, right?

The trip was scheduled for right after my wedding and it seemed like a great idea when I booked it. It would be a great way to unplug and unwind after hectic wedding events. However, less than a week before I was going to leave, I decided to cancel it.

In this episode, we’re going to talk about exactly why I canceled the trip, and what I learned from the experience.

“If you’re feeling like a decision that you’re making is feeling weird or wrong or you’re hesitant, ask yourself why. What part of you wants to go on this trip or do this thing or buy that thing? and are there blockages in other areas of your life that might be related to this?”

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In this episode Avani talks about:

  • The difference between why she thought she wanted to go to Bali, and why she “really” wanted to go.
  • How her decision to cancel her trip opened her eyes to other problem spots in her life.
  • What she finally realized was “the moral” of this experience.

I felt resistance right from the start

I encountered a lot of resistance from myself in even booking the flights, something that should be exciting to do. A lot of little things we’re making me not want to pull the trigger. Turns out, after some self-exploration, I just wanted to go because it would look cool. My ego was telling me to go. This was a great lesson in figuring our what the truest version of myself wanted.

I started paying attention to other areas of my life where I felt resistance

Realizing that I didn’t actually want to go on this trip made me examine other parts of my life where I was feeling a similar way. I started asking myself why I felt this resistance and how it was connected to other things going on in my life.

I realized it’s ok to change your mind

Even though I lost about $1,500, it felt like a load had been lifted as soon as I made the decision to cancel. I also realized that it’s okay to change your mind. We’re all allowed to make mistakes. It helps us learn to think about things a little more carefully and evaluate whether we truly want them before we say “yes” — professionally or personally.

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