Sometimes those gut feelings are red flags, telling you that you're in a situation that isn't good for you. Maybe it's not that your guides want you to focus on the negative, but to see how negative the situation really is and how badly it effects you. In essence, those gut feelings say, "Take care of yourself and get out of this situation!"
When my parents divorced, it became clear to me (eventually) that I had to stop enduring long phone conversations with each parent, listening to them rant bitterly against each other. I finally said to each of them, "I love you, and I love my other parent. Because I love you both, it hurts me to hear you say nasty things about each other, so please don't talk about it with me."