Building a better life is a goal for most people. Fortunately, there are lots of resources to help people achieve this goal. There are countless blogs, books, and seminars teaching people how to do just about anything. At Naturally. . . You, we are always looking for ways to help our clients live happier, more fulfilled lives. We find podcasts to be especially helpful. First off, some podcasts specialize in every self-improvement topic imaginable. Second, they vary in episode length, so you can find one that fits into your schedule. Third, most offer actionable tips to help you overcome your challenge. Often these podcasts have dedicated websites with free supplemental materials and resources. Additionally, they are free and accessible to everyone.
Today we are presenting five podcasts to help you build a better life. Each focuses on a specific topic, like happiness or meditation. We describe the content and tell you why we like it. Hopefully, you will like some of them too, and use them to build your better life.
The Daily Meditation Podcast. This is a daily guided meditation helping you to be happier, more at peace, and sleep better. Hosted by Mary Meckley, a certified meditation teacher, the Daily Meditation Podcast focuses on weekly themes based on a single emotion and provides daily meditation techniques to manage stress triggers.
What we like about this—Staying focused through a meditation practice can be difficult. It’s easy to get distracted by the events of daily life. Mary’s calming voice guides you through a meditation and keeps you on track. These meditations are short, usually less than 10 minutes, so they are easy to fit into morning or evening routines.
The Happiness Lab. This is a weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Laurie Santos, a professor at Yale University. Many people think more money, a better job, or exotic vacations will make them happier. That’s simply not true, according to research. Each week The Happiness Lab takes you through the latest scientific research and shares some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness.
What we like about this—This podcast focuses on the science behind happiness and skips the mindless platitudes. Between the research described, interviews with authors, and actual stories, listeners realize that happiness is in their control. It results from the choices they make every day, and listeners get tools that empower them to make better choices. These podcasts usually run 30-60 minutes, the perfect size for a typical commute to the office.
The You Turn Podcast. Many people are frustrated with the course of their lives. But most are scared to make a change. That’s where Ashley Stahl’s You Turn Podcast comes in, covering a wide range of topics, including personal relationships, career choices, and self-improvement. Wisdom gained here can build the confidence needed to make a needed U-Turn on the road to happiness and fulfillment.
What we like about this—The diversity of topics means everyone can learn and grow from listening to this podcast. Each episode lasts about an hour, which is enough time for an in-depth exploration of the topic. In addition, it also gives enough time for questions and answers with the guests and tips on how to overcome obstacles.
Optimal Daily Living. This aggregates the best personal development blogs on the internet. Each day, Optimal Daily Living host Justin Malik reads an excerpt from a published blog on self-improvement.
What we like about this—Thousands of blogs publish every day, and finding and reading them all is impossible. This podcast does all that for you and then delivers a short snippet from that blog. These are short podcasts, usually less than 10 minutes long, so they can be squeezed into busy schedules. Plus, they offer food-for-thought on the subjects of motivation, success, and daily habits that can help you build the life you want.
Sleepy. Each week, host Otis Grey reads classic stories in a low, rhythmic tone to lull you to sleep. Since the stories are classic, like Pinocchio and The Prince and the Pauper, you already know them and know how they end. That means you can drift off anytime because you already know the ending. Plus, the familiarity of the story can be comforting, especially if you are stressed out and need to get to sleep.
What we like about this—Sleepy is everything most people need to fall asleep. It combines a comforting story, told in a soothing voice and a slow pace. Each episode lasts around an hour, so there is plenty of time to drift off before it ends. If you still have trouble sleeping, we suggest taking a CBD gummy ring just before you start the episode. The Sleepy podcast and CBD are the stuff dreams are made of.
Help Along the Way
Everyone faces challenges in their lives, and most people need a little help to overcome them in healthy ways. From specific challenges like trouble sleeping, to more general concerns like, “how can be happier,” these podcasts can be effective tools to help build a better life. Along with this blog, podcasts are a great way to feel less isolated by your obstacles, stories by others who have overcome similar challenges can inspire you, and you can learn tips to use on your journey to a better life. Helping you on your journey is what Naturally. . . You is all about. These five podcasts will help you build a better life, but more importantly, a better life defined by you.
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