Understanding the difference between your intuition and a regular old thought is HUGE. It will save you angst, time, and misdirected action.
Here are a few clues to help you know the difference.
-feels like a fresh idea -similar to your own thoughts
-has depth and energy behind it -feels flat like cardboard
-drops into your awareness -comes from your mind
-comes at unexpected times -comes while wrestling problem
-accompanied by a sensation in heart or gut -feels like it comes from head
-feels clear but without emotion -weighted with emotion
-doesn’t feel like it comes from your analytical mind -arises directly from logical brain
If you are contemplating a next move or deliberating a problem and would like some one-on-one help discerning between your intuition and your analytical brain, I am happy to help.