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Episode 019 - What can you focus on during the COVID-19 lockdown?

Show Notes – Episode 019 – What can you focus on during the COVID-19 lockdown?

This course has been made available as a gift to listeners completely FREE (normally paid) because we want to support self-education during these uncertain times  – TIME MANAGEMENT SERIES >>

Instead of feeling confusion, fear and reacting. Dr Ro & Harms share 5 key areas to help you shift your focus, that will help you grow through this uncertain time.

The reality is unless you are a medical professional or a scientist behind the scenes, modelling a ‘germ-game’ and the best next steps. We ultimately do not have much say on the virus itself and the correct protocol. So instead, in this episode, Dr Ro & Harms spend time sharing tools & techniques you can implement in order to leverage the time you now have in order to grow and expand through this time of uncertainty.

In this episode we cover:

What’s happening out there?
What are we observing and areas to not focus on?

5 areas to focus on in order to grow through these times. 

The 5 areas are 1. Mind 2. Body 3. Self 4. Relationship 5. Money

Here is a snapshot of the 5 areas and key points discussed within each area from the episode:


Rather than fall into the ‘unemployed rut’ and default to apathy, use the time wisely to learn, re-tool and grow. Ultimately manage your time wisely. No phones, no news, no social media, no screens, no music and just be. What kind of thoughts are going through your head? Positive or negative? Who are you thinking about? Do you find your thoughts take you into the past or future?

Now you are not living a noisy busy life, take a moment to be present with yourself.


Take this opportunity to start to research the topic of ‘enhancing my immune system’ a great book we recommend here is ‘How Not To Die – by Michael Greger .MD’

In addition remember to do the fundamentals, walk, move, oxygenate, hydrate and eat lots of greens! (Gosh we sound like your parents)


There is something we can learn from Stoic Philosophy at a time like this, which is ‘are we too comfortable?’ often the answer is always yes, especially in developed countries. So the suggestion here is to practice breaking your comfort level. Start to practice being uncomfortable: wearing the same outfit more than once, eating a simplified menu of rice and beans daily for a period of time. The practice will be personal to you, but a pleasant reminder that we have more than we ever need at a time like this.

During this time, take a moment to REVIEW. Ask yourself the question of what is MOST important in your life moving ahead? This is now a FORCED opportunity to reflect and have time out.


For parents amongst our listenership, start to learn ways to communicate to our children what is happening in a way that leaves them empowered. Here is a fantastic video of this in practice for inspiration >> 

Reframe the word ‘lockdown’, to mean locking down time for your loved ones, children, parents (whether in person if in your household) or through video call, in order to re-connect and nurture relationships.

Once you and your family have had focus, ask yourself the question: In the wider community, who can I help


Block out some time to review finances and look at outgoings. Do you need to call a lender? Landlord? Bank? Etc. Look at your spending in the past and forecast the next 4-8 weeks excluding things like ‘fuel cost’

A tougher pill to swallow is, taking full ownership. Did I get complacent? Did I get comfortable with my current income situation? Did I only have one stream of income? If this is to happen again, what will I do differently next time? This is known as forecasting and scenario mapping, both useful ways to be ahead of the curve. Use a SWOT analysis and really work on turning the threats and weaknesses into opportunities. 

Ultimately the underlying message for all 5 components above is to get access to people with the right mindset. People who are not in victim mode, but instead are banding together to come up with solutions and be pro-active rather than reactive.

Listen, learn, watch, help and GROW.

To help you grow here is a list of video courses that you can start leveraging, for now, to help get through this uncertain time:

This course has been made available as a gift to listeners completely FREE (normally paid) because we want to support self-education during these uncertain times TIME MANAGEMENT SERIES >>

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