Gut feeling vs. Thought

I was talking with a friend this morning about the uncertainty of the times we are living in. ( I’m aware life always has been uncertain!)
She told me she doesn’t see those times of restrictions and lockdown ending anytime soon.
For me this is just a thought and one that doesn’t serve me, so I decide to not think it. But for her it’s not a thought, but a gut feeling so she can’t decide to not “think” that.

I would love to hear your insights about thoughts and gut feelings? Is a gut feeling just a thought?

Thank you!