The Journey to the first 52 Episodes


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On Monday 16 March 2020, we started The Productive Wellbeing Show days before the UK followed it’s European neighbours and went into lockdown in response to the Corona Virus Global Pandemic that was sweeping the globe.

At the time of recording, Covid-19 was on the verge of shutting down the country and the world (it did on Monday 23 March 2020).

For the first 19 days of the show, we went LIVE on Linkedin and Facebook every day at 11 am, and as the weeks rolled on the show evolved as did the timetable.


To support a global workforce finding themselves remote working, homeschooling, meal prepping, house cleaning, dog walking and cat wrangling…and to give them daily productivity and wellbeing tips, tools, and strategies.


Over the FIRST 13 weeks, Abigail Barnes hosted 52 Episodes, 2-panel shows, and had on 32 guests.

To date, the show has had over 10,000 views on 2 social platforms and more than 3,500 comments.


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I decided to use a portion of the COVID-19 isolation, lockdown time to review, renew, reinvigorate and research my current skill areas, potential new areas and those areas which may need a top up.

I have signed up to watch numerous webinars from public, corporate, entrepreneurial and private companies. One such was a series of 20min daily webinars by Abigail. I found her approach, style, engagement and openness to be refreshing.

Her passion to support others whilst keeping her own ‘machinery’ in tip top working order was inspirational. So I decided to buy her ebook 'Time Management' and see how the written word matched up to the video channel. Well, I wasn’t disappointed, a clear, easy and common sense read. Although originally written in 2013 it’s content is equally relevant today. The structure, format, human emotionally intelligent approach allowed me to visualise where I sat. In today’s world the need to be very focussed and in control I would argue, is many times more important than just 7 years ago.

The ease to get distracted by technology, social media and voices in your ear concerning.

I look forward to Abigail's soon to be released new book. Thanks for writing this and allowing so many to peer into your life.

I will be following Abigail to see both her development for the future and to gain meaningful inspiration and support for my own needs. Andy.

Andy Parks

I have been delighted with Abigail’s shows and have taken at least one thing from each of them which I’ve taken onboard, whether it’s just reminding yourself to write things down, to be aware of what you eat or just look after yourself. Even just touching watching the shows and interacting with fellow viewers has helped enormously.

Sarah Paterson

The Productive Wellbeing Show and the development of The 888 Formula and challenge are both inspiring and encouraging for those looking to make more meaningful use of their work and personal time.

Abigail has organised a wonderful mix of inspirational speakers who in such a small time-frame have delivered some great life experiences, advice and top-tips for self-improvement. All episodes are on YouTube and highly recommended!

Personal favourites were Dinah Liversidge on re-framing your thinking; Lucy Brazier on how to drive forward in career with your personal profile; and Libby Moore on spirituality and working for Oprah!

Fantastic job, Abigail – you’ve made lockdown somewhat of a Positive Productivity Party!

Lorraine Bellamy