The ordeal that COVID-19 patients go through is unimaginable for billions of individuals who are fortunate enough not to catch the coronavirus. After all, you need to go in isolation from two weeks to over a month to ensure that the virus will stop spreading. Your entire body may ache for days, and your lungs cannot function properly. Thus, when you survive the disease, everyone seems to celebrate with you.
Still, please don’t forget that it is already your second life. This rare gift should not be taken lightly. As soon as the doctors declare that you no longer have the coronavirus in your system, therefore, you should do the following:
Mend All Your Broken Relationships
In a family or circle of friends, it seems common for arguments or fights to ensue sometimes. You love one another, but your opinions about specific matters may not always be the same, so you will inevitably clash. The real problem merely occurs if you or the other person refuses to make amends and allows years to pass by without talking.
Well, since you know first-hand that life is short, you cannot let petty fights cause a permanent rift between you and your loved ones. Whether you are on the correct side of the argument, try to mend all your broken relationships before it’s too late for everyone.
Maintain A Work-Life Balance
Among the COVID-19 patients are workaholics who may have spent most of their time in the office. They tend to sleep for two to three hours every night, claiming that they have more important things to do than rest. Many of them either skip meals or eat and drink unhealthy stuff because their time is “too precious to use for dining or cooking.”
If you are also a workaholic before the pandemic, you must know that it may be one of the reasons why you have caught the coronavirus. The never-ending work hours weakened your immune system; if only you slept and ate more and worked less, your fate might have been different. Your chances of avoiding an infectious disease may only get better once you maintain a work-life balance.
Remove Hate In Your Heart
It is impossible for a person not to hate someone in this lifetime. Some are brutal enough to make it known; others are still secretive about it. Nevertheless, whenever the focus of your hate enters the room, your expression may turn sour, and you start nitpicking everything you notice.
Well, you must realize that hate is fueled by envy, fear, anger, and jealousy. What’s there for you to feel hateful about when you have been given the most precious gift of second life? The least you can do is to avoid tainting it with negative thoughts and emotions.
Strengthen Your Body And Mind
Of course, you should think of how you can strengthen your mind and body now. After all, your life has most likely been in danger because your immune system is not strong enough to kick the coronavirus out. That is especially true for individuals who have experienced worse symptoms than others.
Although your body already has immunity against COVID-19, there is no guarantee that a new infectious disease will not appear and affect us all again. Thus, you need to start exercising, eating healthily, and avoiding harmful habits.
Make the most out of the new life that you have been given by doing meaningful things for yourself and your loved ones. That’s the only way to show your gratitude towards the doctors and nurses who took care of you and your loved ones who prayed for your fast recovery during the COVID-19 ordeal.