I’m sharing my favorite podcasts today!
One of the questions I get asked on a regular basis is how I manage to stay so positive and encouraging.
While I’ve always been a fairly optimistic person, the truth is that I get down in the dumps just like everyone else.
As an introvert with an anxiety disorder, I can very easily get caught up in my own head.
Especially, if something doesn’t work out the way I thought it would. Or if something unexpected comes up and I’m forced to pivot for whatever reason.
I could literally talk myself into anything and out of everything!
Customizing Your Toolbox…
Over the years, I’ve learned which tools in my toolbox are most helpful and I work to saturate my heart and home with those things.
Things like…beautifully organized and clutter-free cozy spaces, morning quiet time, self-development books, seminars, retreats, encouraging friends and family members, uplifting spiritual practices, and maintaining a positive mindset are all an integral part of my daily life.
Given our thoughts turn into feelings and our feelings turn into action (or inaction), I know firsthand how important it is to be aware of our thoughts and feelings at any given time.
After all, our thoughts become our reality!
I used to make time for my favorite podcasts on my commute to work.
Now that we’re in a post-pandemic world and I’m no longer driving into the office though, I’ve had to find other ways to listen to my favorites.
Most of the time, I listen to a podcast during a morning walk on the treadmill, on lunch break, while cleaning the house, folding laundry, or taking a bath.
Depending on who you listen to podcasts (like music) can instantly lift you up and help you see things in a fresh way.
Here are a few of my favorite podcasts and listening devices…
Favorite Podcast Supplies…
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- JBL Earbuds (I use these several times a week)
- Apple AirPods Pro (S uses these daily)
- Wireless Headphones (I use these monthly. They’re a budget-friendly alternative if you need headphones. On a side note, S has Beats and loves them)
- Cleaning Pen (We use this all the time)
Favorite Podcasts: Business and Life Topics…
The School of Self-Image with Tonya Leigh
Master Life Coach, Tonya Leigh, helps women transform their lives by elevating their mindset, style, and surroundings to create an extraordinary self-image.
The School of Self-Image with Tonya Leigh episodes are around 30 minutes. They’re encouraging and insightful.
I just started listening to this podcast a few weeks ago and I’m learning a ton!
The Busy to Boss Podcast with Holly Bray
Holly’s podcast is a mix of marketing advice and ways to help you turn the ideas in your head into your reality.
She also offers helpful tips and tricks for growing a business that works for your current season of life.
The Busy to Boss Podcast gives a bit of tough love. But in the most gentle and encouraging way!
The Intentional Advantage with Tanya Dalton
This top-rated purposeful productivity podcast has actionable strategies and applicable tactics that are easy to implement to help you create a meaningful life you love.
The Intentional Advantage covers all sorts of topics from business, personal growth, intentional living, productivity, and relationships.
The Purposely Aligned Entrepreneur hosted by Taylor Bradford
A weekly podcast that inspires entrepreneurs to stay purposefully aligned through support, guidance, and sisterhood.
Most of The Purposely Aligned Entrepreneur episodes are under 30 minutes. It’s nice for those days you don’t have a lot of time.
All It Takes Is a Goal with Jon Acuff
I’m a huge Jon Acuff fan. His book, Soundtracks, completely changed my life!
Jon interviews authors, speakers, and business professionals in All It Takes Is a Goal to explore the best techniques that will help you get from where you are today to where you want to be tomorrow.
The Lazy Genius Podcast
Best-selling author, Kendra Adachi helps you be a “genius about the things that matter and lazy about things that don’t.”
Episodes of The Lazy Genius Podcast are easy to listen to and totally relatable.
The Goal Digger Podcast with Jenna Kutcher
With over 75 million downloads, Jenna interviews top business experts from around the world.
The Goal Digger Podcast covers a variety of topics from starting a business to growing your influence to helping you find clarity in your life.
The Jennifer Allwood Show
If you’ve read any of Jennifer’s books, you already know she is loving but direct.
And her podcast, The Jennifer Allwood Show, for women who want to find freedom in their lives and business is no exception.
She’s a faith-based life coach who is passionate about helping people get unstuck.
More Than Small Talk
Authors and real-life friends invite you to go deeper, become freer and feel more connected in this faith-based podcast.
If you want more hope and less hustle, you’ll appreciate the vulnerability of More Than Small Talk.
The New Happy
If you are truly short on time or need a quick pep talk, you’ll love The New Happy podcast.
The episodes take just a few minutes to listen to and help you find more peace, joy, happiness, and purpose in your life.
Favorite Podcast: Sleep Affirmations…
Sleep Time with Nicky Sutton
Sometimes I still battle bouts of insomnia despite my best efforts. During those times I listen to sleep affirmations.
Sleep Time with Nicky Sutton is designed to help people improve their well-being, and intuitive connections.
Just a heads up, some of you might find this a little woo-woo.
The Daily Meditation Podcast with Mary Meckley
The Daily Meditation Podcast with Mary Meckley is a guided mini-meditation format using time-proven techniques to help you sleep better, reduce anxiety, and feel better about your life.
These meditations are relatively short and I appreciate how Mary has themed topics that you can work on throughout the week.
I know my favorite podcast list is a long one. I hope you’ll find something that resonates with you no matter what season of life you find yourself in right now though.
As a recovering perfectionist, I still get analysis paralysis at times.
Especially, when I feel tired or overwhelmed.
I know clarity comes from action though.
So, I acknowledge the thoughts, feel the feelings, and find a way to work through the situation before any negativity or bitterness takes root.
Podcasts are a great way to gain fresh perspectives and create mindset shifts that last.
Investing in yourself is not always easy.
It definitely takes effort.
But the transformation is always worth it.
What are some of your favorite podcasts?
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