Podcasts have surged in popularity in recent years and there are now hundreds of thousands to choose from, all bidding for a time slot on your commute. But now that most of us are working from home, there’s a dormant hour book ending your day ripe for optimisation. Whether out on your morning constitutional around the local park, or as the backing track to your daily living room mobility flow, we suggest plugging in to a little audible self-help. You just need to decide which are worth a prime slot in your routine. Here we list seven self-improvement podcasts to help you live smarter, happier and more productively – all from the comfort of your home.
The Knowledge Project – Shane Parish explores different mind-set models in order to uncover insights that can help you make better decisions. Whilst some of his chosen topics can be a little abstract, if you want to think better and live better, his podcast is a great place to start.
The Habit Coach – Looking to make big life changes, but prefer to take them one-step at a time? The Habit Coach with Ashdin Doctor is for you. Each episode includes tips and motivation that encourage you to create new sustainable habits that impact your daily life. He covers topics like nutrition, fitness, health, sleep, and productivity all in less than 10 minutes.
The Minimalists – Live a more meaningful life with less. The minimalists – Ryan and Joshua – take you on a journey to an uncluttered lifestyle, getting rid of anything that doesn’t make you happy.
Give Me Strength – What does strength mean to you? In this podcast Third Space PT Alice Living interviews an array of extraordinary people where they share their stories of strength and talk about the importance of building mental and physical resilience.
Feel Better Live More – On a mission to make the nation healthier and happier, Dr Rangan Chatterjee, a GP with 20 years experience, talks to leading health experts who offer easy life-hacks and advice to help you eat, sleep and move better. It’s the prescription you need to make positive change.
Happy Place – Fearne Cotton’s mega-hit podcast is a chart-topper for good reason. On it she talks to incredible people about life, love, loss, and everything in-between as they reveal what happiness means to them – helping you to find it in your own life.
Well Far – A weekly running podcast to help you go the distance hosted by Women’s Health Digital Editor Amy Hopkinson with a plethora of guest appearances from the likes of Dina Asher Smith and Sophie Power. Whether you are looking for a 26.2 PB or are just enjoying your hour out of quarantine, there is something here for you.
Quiet Life – In this podcast, Just Breathe Founder, Michael James Wong speaks to health & wellbeing experts and inspiring voices to discuss home practices for mind and mental health with guests like Shona Vertue, Jasmine Hemsley and more.