Offsetting Pandemic Programming

2020 is a year we will never forget.

In Australia, we have been ht with Bushfires, Floods and of course, COVID.

Parts of Australia have been locked down in almost police-state conditions. States and territories have closed their borders.

Surgical masks have become normal.

A recent analysis of the Australian media described them as having the highest crisis descriptions and the highest ‘fake-news’ discussions in the world when referencing COVID.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the emotions of fear and uncertainty.

I’ve been working hard this year to keep my equilibrium. I take steps every day to ensure I am offsetting the pandemic programming that is unavoidable.

Today, I wanted to share some tools and techniques you can use daily to stay aligned in prosperity and abundance.

Here’s what I have been doing:

  1. Daily personal development. I read or listen to some positive material every day. This is usually a personal development book or an empowering podcast. Some days I am doing only 15 minutes. Other days, I might read for an hour. I just go with what I feel I need every day.

  2. Get sleep. Having tracked my sleep daily now for over a year, I have identified that if I average 6 hours of sleep for 3 days in a row, the 4th day is a write-off. Quite literally, I am a mess. My body hurts. I feel out of sorts and can’t concentrate. I now aim for 7-8 hours a night.

  3. Reduce news intake. When COVID first broke, I, like most of the world was watching the news and getting updates to see what was happening. Now, I limit my news intake to a 15 min block at about 12 when the most recent updates are available.

  4. Drink water. Feelin fuzzy is not very enjoyable, and many times it’s just a matter of dehydration. I drink 1-1.5 litres a day and trying to get to 2litres.

  5. Have clearly defined goals. One of the best things you can do when faced with high levels of uncertainty is, paradoxically, set clear goals for yourself.  This feeling that you are in control and there is something to look forward to will do wonders for your mental health and motivation.

  6. Have some ‘me’ time. If you’re working from home, it’s easy to overwork and spend too much time focussed on work issues. Schedule some time to watch an episode – or four – of your favourite Netflix show. Watch a movie, go out for a walk. Some of my best ideas for podcasts and products have popped-in whilst I’ve been binging on PrisonBreak 🙂 (Don’t judge me lol)

  7. Exercise – I need to be better with this one. Working on it 🙂

So that’s what I’ve been doing. Hope you find something there that is useful for you.

What have you been doing? Comment below.

Talk soon.


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