Monday, November 2, 2020

6 Things That COVID-19 Has Taught You

There’s no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has turned everyone’s lives upside-down and changed the way we all live. Whether we like it or not, there’s now a ‘new’ normal to people’s lifestyles and, for many of us, the way we work. 

Despite the negativity surrounding COVID-19, the pandemic has undoubtedly taught you a few things about yourself and those around you. Here are a few facts that will ring true with many readers of this article:

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1. Life is precious

Some people sadly assume that things will carry on as they are in their lives forever. What those folks haven’t taken on board is how life is so precious. No-one can predict how long they will be around for so you should cherish each moment with your family and friends.

2. There’s no room for complacency

One thing that COVID-19 has shown the world is that people shouldn’t be complacent in their lives. Let’s face it: no-one wants to wear a mask or practice social distancing from those around them. But being complacent in such examples can lead to illness and even death.

3. It makes sense to live near your family members

If you’re lucky enough to be blessed with a family, you should maintain strong ties with them. Work out a way for all of you to live near each other. Doing so means you can support one another in a crisis such as COVID-19.

And if some of your family members live abroad but don’t want to, help them find a way to live in the country with you. For example, a quick look at can give you some help in determining how to get your parents or siblings to move here.

4. You shouldn’t burn yourself out

Some people are more affected by diseases like COVID-19 than others due to a weak immune system. Did you know that one of the leading causes of a weak immune system is leading a stressed-out life and burning yourself out?

Take time to rest and relax each day. You’re not a robot; you need to give your body ample recovery time to operate efficiently. Take a look at to find out more about the subject.

5. Regular exercise is good for your body and mind

One of the issues with quarantine is how people feel they can’t really do much. They’re stuck at home and unable to enjoy the social activities from pre-COVID times. However, people can still keep their bodies and minds sharp and operating well with regular exercise.

6. It’s good to help others less fortunate than you

In these times of crisis and quarantine, some people in your neighborhood will be having an even tougher time than you. That’s why it’s good to help those that are less fortunate than yourself.

You could dedicate some of your free time to cooking meals for the homeless and elderly. Or even perform the simple act of buying groceries for a neighbor that is shielding at home and cannot go and get groceries for themselves.