A series on Mental Health & Mindfulness

10 life lessons from my autoimmune disorder (ITP) that helped me brave the Covid-19 pandemic
Blogchatter Half Marathon 2021- Theme Reveal


I hope this post finds you in better health- physically, mentally, emotionally & spiritually.

When the Covid-19 pandemic struck and there were lockdowns one after the other, adapting to the new normal was not easy for everyone. We could see a rise in mental health issues. And I wouldn’t say it was easy for me but it was certainly familiar to me, thereby making it less stressful.

The fear of facing uncertainty, accepting and adapting to a new normal, overcoming fears and letting go were all familiar to me, thanks to my chronic illness, Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP), an autoimmune disorder that had prepared me well for a similar kind of scenario over the past 10 years.

So when I saw Blogchatter open its registrations for Blogchatter Half Marathon 2021, I thought why not pen down my experiences with ITP that can help you gain some insights on how testing times can help us become the better and stronger version of ourselves.

An analogy between Covid-19 and ITP

Here is just a glimpse of the analogy between ITP and Covid-19. In the next 2 weeks I would be sharing more detailed posts on my experiences over the past 10 years.

I will walk you through my journey with a chronic illness that had changed my life’s course and helped me learn to get the best out of the worst. The posts will talk about mental health and mindfulness.

Hope you find it insightful. Remember, you don’t have to undergo every trauma to learn a lesson. If you are wise enough, you will learn from someone else’s experience.

Stay safe, take care.

This post is a part of Blogchatter Half Marathon and also part of Blogchatter’s CauseAChatter.