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5 Life Lessons Learned Through The Coronavirus

5 Life Lessons Learned Through The Coronavirus

Mindset, Relationships
03/22/2020
Gaurav Chawla Gaurav Chawla
Mindset, Relationships

1. Life changes fast
Most of us heard about the coronavirus by January 2020, but did not know it’s possible impact. No one did anything about it. Fast forward a couple of months into March, and the total fatalities continue to rise. Countries are enforcing curfews. And people are panicking. Life can change any given moment. Thereby be grateful for what you have today.

2. Empathy saves lives
Social distancing. A new term we’ve all become accustomed to. Social distancing is something public health officials mandate to prevent contagious diseases. It is to stay home, avoid crowds, and refrain from touching each other. As we learn about the death statistics of this fatal disease, we are learning that it is impacting the elderly much more than those below the age of 50. There are stories of college students still out partying, and this is utterly irresponsible. They may have a lower probability of dying, however, if they have it, they’re highly contagious, and chances are, they pass it on to someone who may not be so lucky. Thankfully, many of us are choosing to stay at home. Not because we want to, but because we have decided to do our part to save the lives of others through our empathy.

3. Law of Attraction works
How many of us had a cough during this pandemic, and immediately thought, “oh no, do I have the coronavirus?” I bet most of us. And that’s completely normal and okay. However, I wonder how many of us got the flu or became sick because we continuously thought about it? It’s tough not to keep thinking about it when that’s all you see in your social media feeds, whether it be on Facebook, Instagram, or Linkedin. The TV media and news outlets certainly have to cover this, but I wonder what would happen if you did not let it consume you? Stay informed and stay aware. Take care of yourself and prioritize your mental health. Spend time with your friends and family. Work towards something positive.

4. Panic is never the answer
Toilet paper has run out. Grocery stores don’t have milk, bread, or eggs. People are stocking up on canned goods as if it’s the apocalypse. Sure, there’s uncertainty. But there is enough to go around for everyone. Using the emotion of panic, instead of logical thinking, gets humanity into trouble. This type of environment builds into more panic, and the vicious cycle won’t stop until people feel safe.

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5. Take care of your mental, spiritual, emotional, and physical health
This statement forever bodes true, but more so now than ever. Take care of your health.

  • Drink lots of water
  • Eat well
  • Work out
  • Spend quality virtual time with friends
  • Call your parents and grandparents
  • Meditate
  • Binge-watch your favorite tv show
  • Watch your favorite movie
  • Write an article
  • Read a book
  • Mary Kondo your closet
  • Be productive

Ultimately, do what needs to be done to ensure that you and your loved ones are healthy and happy.

Times are uncertain, but take this as an opportunity to learn more about yourself and the world around you. This time in 2020 will certainly go down in history books.

Instead of making it about how the world stood still, what if we made it one of resilience, compassion, and empathy? The roaring 20’s where the world came together as one?

Gaurav Chawla

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"There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs." Staying Uncomfortable is the result of my mind trying to make sense of life, people, and the world around me. The fickle nature of life has made me realize the importance of being in the present moment, and that life is all about enjoying these little moments. As I embark upon this journey of spirituality and a growth mindset, I invite you along with us, to share your perspectives, and to challenge ours. Lots of love, and gratitude for being here with us.