The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our approach to every single situation. Our lifestyles and routines have been completely switched up just so we can stay alive. We often share ideas on how to keep safe at home, forgetting to address the people who have been brave enough to remain at the front line. We appreciate your courage and resilience. It is time to talk about you.

How are you, really?

We know that these past couple of months have been tough on you. My friend, who is also a doctor, says that he has barely gotten any rest since the pandemic began. Whenever you get the chance, open up to someone you trust. Tell them how you truly feel. It is extremely important to express yourself and let it all out. You would feel better, I promise.

You cannot pour from an empty cup

You have worked so hard to keep our health status in check. But are you physically and mentally healthy though? Your well-being should be prioritized as well. Please take some time off to relax and recharge. Your health matters. Get some sleep, exercise, and eat good food.

How do you de-stress?

At this moment, it is expected that your stress and anxiety levels are spiking. Be deliberate about engaging in rejuvenating activities from time to time. Listen to music, dance and catch up with your family and friends. In all, do not let this pandemic take away your magic. Do the things that make you happy.

Please, stay safe

We probably sound like a broken record at this point, but as you know, the importance of taking safety measures in these uncertain times cannot be overemphasized. Practice good hygiene, wash your hands and remain in your protective gear while you take care of others.

Thank you for dedicating your life to this service. We see you, we applaud you and together, we will flatten the curve.


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