After suffering a heart attack, this man's rules for living a better life have gone viral

HSBC contractor Jonathan Frostick posted on LinkedIn to tell of his life restructure after his near-death experience

A man who suffered a heart attack thought to be caused by stress has gone viral after sharing his rules for living a better life online.

HSBC contractor Jonathan Frostick posted on LinkedIn to tell of his life restructure after his near-death experience.

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Mr Frostick posted on his LinkedIn page to tell how he had started prepping for his working week at 4pm on a Sunday when his chest started to feel tight.

A man who suffered a heart attack thought to be caused by stress has gone viral after sharing his rules for living a better life online (Photo: Jonathan Frostick/LinkedIn)
A man who suffered a heart attack thought to be caused by stress has gone viral after sharing his rules for living a better life online (Photo: Jonathan Frostick/LinkedIn)

The HSBC manager wrote: “I sat down at my desk at 4pm to prep for this weeks’ work. And then I couldn’t really breathe.

“My chest felt constrained, I had what I can only describe as surges in my left arm, my neck, my ears were popping.”

However, Mr Frostick - who manages a team of 20 at the bank - said his first thought was that he “this isn’t convenient,” as he needed to meet with his manager the next day.

He then managed to get to his bedroom so he could lie down, where his wife then rang 999.

Since his experience, Mr Frostick has made a list of decisions to restructure his work-life balance.

Accompanying a picture of him in a hospital bed, Mr Frostick posted the following list of decisions:

- I’m not spending all day on zoom anymore

- I’m restructuring my approach to work

- I’m really not going to be putting up with any s#%t at work ever again - life literally is too short

- I’m losing 15kg

- I want every day to count for something at work else I’m changing my role

- I want to spend more time with my family

He ended the post by saying: “And that, so far, is what near death has taught me”.

Mr Frostick’s LinkedIn post has had over 234,000 ‘likes’ and over 12,000 comments so far.

A HSBC spokesperson said: “We all wish Jonathan a full and speedy recovery. We also recognise the importance of personal health and wellbeing and a good work-life balance.

“Over the last year we have redoubled our efforts on health and wellbeing – through support and tools for working healthily as well as internal communications campaigns to raise awareness. The response to this topic shows how much this is on people’s minds and we are encouraging everyone to make their health and wellbeing a top priority.”

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