Not long ago I posted this piece on that strong feeling many of us are experiencing right now, where we want to take action in the aftermath of tragedy or in the face of injustice. I’m not thinking of any particular experience. Certain events strike a chord with different people – we all have things we feel strongly for, and that in itself is important. Ignoring what gives us that “I need to do something” feeling is doing a disservice to ourselves and the world we live in. The people that enact changes are the ones that listen to this tiny whisper, and make one small step, and then another step – until they’re making a positive difference. I wrote about how I wanted to start making change, but that, like so many others, I freeze inside inaction, not knowing how I can even speak up – literally – at all.
After having this post in my head for quite some time, and jotting down ideas here and there, I’ve thought of 10 of the easiest things you can do when this feeling stares you down and forces you to act. I find that once you make a simple step, the next one comes into the realm of possibility. So, in as general terms as I could put it so that it applies to everything, here are 10 things that you can do even when you truly feel that you can’t do anything at all.