I was thinking about what to write for this week’s post, and I didn’t feel inspired at all because I’ve been isolating in my room. This has made it difficult to feel motivated. I tested positive for Covid-19 two weeks ago, and I’ve finally been feeling better. A lot of you are curious to know how I’ve been feeling, and I also want to talk about staying positive while being positive. Here we go!

This is, of course, all based on my personal experience up until now & should not be taken as professional advice. If you need to speak to someone please do, & if you feel your symptoms are getting worse consult with your doctor immediately.

Focus On Getting Well

I think my main issue while isolating because of having covid was not being able to do things because I was ill. The other times I isolated, I focused on work, my family or hobbies. But this time, I was stuck in my room and bedridden for days, so I couldn’t distract myself or feel productive. I would say if you are sick, focus on getting well and don’t be too hard on yourself. I was too dizzy to do any type of work done, so I’d feel guilty about it all the time! Had to remind myself that I was ill, & that it’s ok to take a break. Once you start getting better, do small things! You could try to make a vision board to manifest what you want once you feel good.

Stay Calm

Not everyone is affected by Covid-19 in the same way. When I first heard I was positive, I got quite scared. Mainly because I didn’t want my family to be positive as well. You hear all these horror stories in the news & it’s easy to become paranoid. For me, it was important to try and stay calm, focus on getting better & properly distancing from my family. Eventually, I started getting better and felt there was no point in me feeling scared all the time!

It's okay not to be okay

Talk To People

The thing about Covid-19 is, apart from whatever physical symptoms you may or may not have, it can become quite a lonely thing to be passing. I can’t even imagine the experience people that end up in hospital on their own with no family around them to keep them company have to go through! None of my family tested positive, so they still had to isolate at home, while I had to isolate in my room so I didn’t spread the virus. Being alone in my room for so many days was tough, so talking to my boyfriend or friends over the phone was a great help!

Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself

My boyfriend and I are the only ones that have been ill out of everyone I know, and we have no idea how we got the virus! In the beginning, I was quite upset because we are always so cautious, and we’ve hardly had a social life this year that I didn’t understand why I got it but others hadn’t. I’ve realised Covid-19 is unpredictable, & there’s really no way of knowing why we got it! So there’s no point in beating myself up about it.

My Symptoms

You’re probably wondering what symptoms I’ve had. Well, I’ve had a few! My first symptom was a migraine, which I usually have so I didn’t think it was the virus. The next day I had a strange belly ache and I felt overall a bit off. I woke up the next day and I had a fever so I decided to get tested. Honestly, I really didn’t think I had covid, because I hadn’t done much at all that week! So when the doctor said I was positive, I was in shock!! My fever only lasted two days.

The worst symptoms I had were the next days, where I was so fatigued I couldn’t get out of bed, and I couldn’t breathe properly. The fatigue would make me very dizzy. I had a pulse oximeter to measure the oxygen levels in my blood so I could see if I needed to go to the doctor at any moment. These symptoms lasted for most of my isolation until I started getting better on the 10th day.

I’m writing about this because when I was ill in my room, I would search for other people’s experiences on youtube or google, and it helped seeing other people have gone through it and been ok after!

Getting Back To Normal Life

It’s so strange to feel that you have to re-adapt to society after isolating! But yeah, I feel like there’s a transitional period between isolating and getting back to the way you were before. I still don’t physically feel 100% so I have to be patient with my body. Getting back to work on By Maya Z has also been difficult, as I lost two weeks and it’s been hard to find the motivation I had before for some reason!

I’ll be back on my regular schedule soon, I’m excited for what’s to come! 🦋