Plus! My Top 5 (so far) Favourite Podcasts and why they have helped me and can help you!
It seems inevitable that in life it’s not always going to be this fun, smooth, happy-go-lucky ride. There of course will be days where everything is going our way; the sun is out and shining; we’re well rested from a productive yet tiring day; our favourite outfit is clean and therefore ready to wear; and things are going well at work. On these days, it’s so much easier to take on the world and tackle challenges both big and small. Yet there are other days when we are feeling overwhelmed, things aren’t going our way and there is much more to take on.
Which means even the slightest little struggle or extra consideration can seem like too much. Be it criticism or an adjustment to routine which may prove possible to handle previously suddenly seems like too much at times. For me it is often this trifecta of circumstances both external and internal struggles that contribute to the feeling of being overwhelmed. Often habit is to look deeper into what has caused my distress, and may take some time to uncover the deeper issue but it’s also best to take a break from all that thinking sometimes and just relax. What I’ve found destressing or relaxing is simply putting on a good podcast to tune out those obsessive thoughts, get out of our own heads and gain a new perspective on ourselves. While reading can be effective too I’ve found some insights are better understood heard. I’ve gained so much just from listening in on the advice the Podcast hosts have given to others regarding similar questions I’ve asked myself or experiences I’ve had to make my way through wondering “if I was the only one”. Well friends, through some of the most relatable and wonderful podcasts that the answer has been found and it’s a resounding “No. Indeed we are not the only ones out there struggling”. These podcasts and their episodes are proof of just that.
So without further ado…
Here’s a list of my top 5 favourites (so far):
- Dear Sugar Radio (ft. Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond)
- Millennial Podcast (ft. Megan Tan and others)
- The Lavendaire Lifestyle (ft. Aileen Xu)
- Magic Lessons with Elizabeth Gilbert (ft. Elizabeth Gilbert and others)
- The Lively Show (ft. Jess Lively)
To check them out, search on your phones podcast function or I believe you can also find them online or under the iTunes store. Many of these I’ve found on Pinterest list pins under the Pins/Lists titled like “Best Podcasts for…” fill in the blank. So definitely check there if you are looking for more inspiration. Here’s also the links to their podcasts online:
- Sugar radio
- Millenial podcast
- The Lavendaire Lifestyle (Aileen Xu)
- Magic Lessons
- The lively show http://jesslively.com/livelyshow/