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‘Life’s too short to spend all day on Zoom’: Dad-of-three struck by heart attack goes viral with ‘rules for living’ he wrote while recovering


A dad-of-three from London who took to LinkedIn to share his new ‘guidelines for residing’ after struggling a heart attack, has seen his submit go viral.

IT employee Jonathan Frostick, 45, wrote life was too short to put up with “s*** at work” and to spend “all day on Zoom”.

He posted a selfie mendacity in hospital and wrote his new guidelines for life, “on the premise I do not die”, together with “dropping 15kg” and “wanting to spend extra time with household.”

The submit rapidly went viral on the skilled networking app as hundreds praised his newfound method to life.

Posting on-line final week, Jonathan stated: “So I had a heart attack…This is just not how I deliberate my Sunday.

“It was fairly commonplace up to 4pm. Morning espresso, a visit to the native nation park, a procuring journey and late lunch.

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“I sat down at my desk at 4pm to prep for this week’s work. And then I could not actually breathe. My chest felt constrained, I had what I can solely describe as surges in my left arm, my neck, my ears had been popping.”

He continued: “I did not get a flash of sunshine, my life race by my thoughts. Instead I had, “F*** I wanted to meet with my supervisor tomorrow, this is not handy.

“2. How do I safe the funding for X (work stuff), 3. S**t I have never up to date my will, 4. I hope my spouse does not discover me useless.”

He added: “I bought to the bed room so I might lie down, and bought the eye of my spouse who phoned 999.

His unique submit rapidly went viral on LinkedIn, with greater than 11,000 folks commenting.

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One particular person wrote: “Thank you for sharing. I too was desirous about work as my spouse was driving me to ER.

“I solely wanted open heart surgical procedure, valve replacements and months of restoration. It was tough. As quickly as I absolutely recovered, I booked a visit to Paris with my household. Life is short.”

Another stated: “I hope you get nicely quickly and I like your new resolutions. I want you a stable new starting and commend you for the realizations that we will all be taught from. Take excellent care! ‘you’ shall be killing ‘it’!”

“Hope you feel higher quickly, work to reside not the opposite approach spherical. Life is a short span of time, get pleasure from each second,” a 3rd wrote.

A fourth added: “So sorry you had a heart attack and the ideas that went by your thoughts… corporations proceed to push folks to their limits with out concern for your private nicely being.

“Happy you’re on the mend and that you’ve got determined to not let work strain you and to get pleasure from life extra – sending prayers.”

Frostick up to date his submit on Wednesday to say he was “up and strolling.”

He added: “I by no means anticipated this submit to hit house the message it did — however I’m happy because it has seemingly helped lots of people.”

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