“If you think it and feel it, act on it.”
Is that reckless or compassionate?
Before you answer, let me ask you a few more questions.
- Are you now working from home?
- Are your kids home from school?
- Have your events been canceled?
- Has your schedule changed?
- Are the normal rhythms of life disrupted?
- Are you worried about someone because of pre-existing health conditions?
It’s likely you said yes to one of those questions.
Maintain & Nurture Relationships
Social distancing is different from relational disconnection. We need one another.
Yes, you need to do your part to flatten the curve. I do too. I hope you already are doing it. So that, together, our healthcare system and workers are not pushed to the brink. Yes, you also need to wash your hands (didn’t your momma teach you that anyway?) ?
You and I are wired for connection. Remember that. Be intentional about nurturing relationships.
Sure, things may look different for a few weeks.
If you think it and feel it, act on it
And that is where “if you think it and feel it, act on it” comes in.
Maintaining relationships with people you won’t see on a weekly or daily basis takes intentionality.
People are now working from home for the first time, many with children also in their midst, and trying to help individuals stay connected, motivated, and not isolated is going to stretch us all – it already has.
At a very basic level “think it and feel it, act on it” is about simply caring for one another.
I’ve already witnessed the kindness and compassion of people and the greed of people. I plan to nurture the compassionate part. Because whatever unfolds in the coming weeks, we can help one another through it.
So “if you think it and feel it, act on it”
Let’s Get Practical
- When you think about a neighbor, check in on them.
- If you noticed something off on that zoom call about a co-worker, follow-up.
- When anxiety starts to show up, reach out to someone you love & talk about it.
You get the idea.
Take a Step Today
So here’s my “thinking it, feeling it, acting on it” for today:
Put down your phone.
Turn off the tv.
None of us need 12-18 hours of news or social media.
- Forgotten what to do without your phone?
- Go for a walk.
- Organize your closets.
- Bake some cookies.
- Read a book.
- Play a game.
- Create something.
- Make a pie. (It’s Pi day ?)
- Do something that refuels your soul.
- And at some point in the day…check in on someone you care about.
This has been one crazy week! ️
And, yes, I’m also writing this to remind myself. Already made blueberry muffins this morning. A walk before the rain (make that snow) comes is next (I hope!)
Happy Saturday, y’all!
You are loved
Originally published at https://www.sarathomas.net/if-you-think-it-feel-it-act-on-it/