Over the course of the past few years, ‘self-care’ has become a bit of a buzzword.
From working on feelings of being overwhelmed to getting enough sleep, podcasts have arrived on the scene to help teach you the need-to-know strategies to improve your wellbeing.
Here are seven of the best…
1. Talking in Circles
This is a fairly new podcast, where host Laura Miller navigates strikingly honest conversations about mental health. She discusses work issues and life issues with writers, creatives and general boss ladies (and a few men).
While it’s helpful and interesting to simply hear others open up about the things they don’t usually talk about, there are also plenty of strategies to be gleaned for dealing with the common stresses of work and life. Discover it here.
Excellently billed as ‘a podcast about self-care and other s**t’, this podcast sees Sarah James and Kristen Howerton discuss the healthier approaches we can all take to our everyday lives.
Sarah is a blogger while Kristin is a psychotherapist, and together they bring both social and scientific research to their refreshing and open conversations about finding better ways to look after the mind, body and spirit. Discover more here.
This podcast is put together by the people behind the Meditation Studio app, however Untangle focuses on ‘inspiring, uncensored stories from people who have untangled from society’s giant rule book to create a meaningful life’.
Each episode will teach you how to slow down, reduce your stress levels and create a feeling of calm when you need it most. However, this podcast favouritises meditation over everything else, so it may sway you one way after a lot of listening!
4. Happy Place
In her brand new podcast, Fearne Cotton expands upon the ideas she wrote about in her 2017 book, Happy.
She interviews a number of high profile friends and celebrities about their experiences with mental health issues, and learning what brings them joy every day.
Guests so far include Dawn French, Paloma Faith, Matt Haig, Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black, all whom have provided helpful insights for staying upbeat and positive when faced with the daily stresses of a hectic, fast-paced life.
5. The Minimalists
Cult favourites Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, AKA The Minimalists, have built a career around helping people learn how to live with less. They prefer a minimalist life, and In this podcast, they expand that concept to all areas of life.–
From tackling digital saturation to guidance on how to remove toxic relationships from your life, they cover everything that is potentially stressing you out.
While their advice on creating a minimalist lifestyle can be brutal (basically, get rid of all your stuff) they also share lots of sensible and actionable advice for learning how to live a healthier, more mindful, life. Take a listen here.
This podcast is the ultimate way of resting your mind and injecting a dose of calm and serenity into your busy day-to-day life. Hosted by the team behind the award-winning app, this podcast will help you unwind, stay calm and start the day with a smile on your face.
Dealing with real-life issues like stress, overworking and even healthy eating, this podcast will provide you with the calm refuge you’ve been looking for. Find it here.
7. Motivation Monday
As we all know, Monday can often be the most challenging day of the week, but this weekly podcast aims to change that perception and charge you up with positivity and calmness to breeze through the rest of the week. With episodes on everything from new beginnings, to overcoming difficult situations, this podcast will be the weekly motivation you’ve been looking for.