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In Focus: How Matteo Guidicelli Stays Positive Amid The New Normal

In Focus: How Matteo Guidicelli Stays Positive Amid The New Normal

Filipinos are known for their unwavering spirit. Whether it's braving traffic or dealing with natural calamities, we often find ways to get by with a smile. The changes brought about by COVID-19, however, challenge even the most optimistic Pinoys. These days, the “new normal” consists of issues like hospitals overwhelmed, restricted access to public spaces, disrupted industries, mental health problems, and social distancing.

Actor Matteo Guidicelli, like so many of us, has been learning how to cope with these trying times. Here, the actor shares his methods and mindset to stay positive.

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Acknowledge the change

“Sometimes, it may seem depressing, especially now that everything is different. Our lifestyle, somehow, changed and, even our livelihood is affected. Some even lost their jobs,” said Guidicelli on the Santé Engage podcast with Santé CEO Joey Marcelo and Santé chief network development officer Paul Caluag.

 
 
 
 
 
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Create a healthy, daily routine

Another coping strategy Matteo applies is creating and sticking to a daily routine. “Just because we are staying at home does not mean we do not have anything to do. There are so many more chores, work, and more piling up. By maintaining a routine, it will be easier to go about all these activities. I set up a mini-gym where I bike every morning when I wake up. In the afternoon, I run and cook for my wife. I just try to make everything routine-based and alive," he explained.

The Fil-Italian also noted that there are ways to stay fit despite not having the proper workout equipment at home. There are resources or videos online where anyone can learn some simple workouts.

 
 
 
 
 
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My training partner? @04guidicelli 💯👊

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Give back

Since the lockdown began, Matteo used his celebrity status to help those in need. Recently, he, helped initiated an online benefit show called One Voice PH which raised more than PHP10 Million and helped distribute relief goods.

 
 
 
 
 
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