Date posted: 26/05/2020

Tune in & de-stress: Top wellbeing podcasts picks

Here are five wellbeing podcasts to help you feel better, learn new things and achieve your goals!

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Did you know there are well over 1,000,000 podcasts available to listeners today and more than three quarters of all podcast listening happens at home?1

Since we're spending more time at home than ever before, we've cut through the clutter and curated five wellbeing podcasts suited to students and graduates looking to step up their self-care practice.

Whether you want to lift your spirits, learn something new or define and chase a goal - there's something for everyone in these recommendations!

😄 Happier with Gretchen Rubin

New York Times best-selling author Gretchen Rubin believes "there's no one-size-fits-all solution for becoming happier, healthier, more productive, or more creative," and that "when we know ourselves and what works for us, we can change our habits and our lives".2

Gretchen's philosophy is brought to life in her popular weekly podcast, Happier with Gretchen Rubin, where she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft.

Previous episodes include "Write a Letter of Congratulations to Your Future-self," "A Little Happier: What's Inconvenient for You Might Be Convenient for Me," and "Emergency Kit for Anxiety, Worry and Stress".

The podcast has won dozens of awards, and when you tune in you'll find it easy to see (or hear!) why.

☀️ Good Life Project

The Good Life Project is a community, media and education organisation founded by author Jonathan Fields with a mission to help people live more meaningful, connected and vital lives.

Each week, the Good Life Project podcast features "inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and purpose-drenched life".3

Stand out past guests include the likes of iconic trailblazers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown and Sir Ken Robinson.

Be inspired to discover a deep appreciation for the finer details in life by tuning in to one of the top-ranked podcasts in the world!

🐺 The One You Feed

The One You Feed podcast has been guiding listeners through life's challenges for more than 300 episodes.

The podcast uses the parable of two wolves at battle within us as a jumping-off point for "open minded discussions of habits, meditation, wisdom, depression, anxiety, happiness, psychology, philosophy, and motivation".4

Tune into conversations with scientists, psychologists and other thought leaders on "practical wisdom" they use in their daily lives to live with more joy, love, peace and fulfilment.

Whether you are looking for an inspirational story that will motivate you to follow your dreams, or looking for a way to reach new levels of happiness and success, this podcast has something for everyone.

🤩 Seize the Yay

How can you find joy every single day?

This is the question lawyer turned 'funtrepreneur' Sarah Davidson from Spoonful of Sarah seeks to answer in her podcast, by speaking to some of the world's most inspiring people about finding their "yay" in work, rest or play.

Previous guests include entrepreneur, author and Internet personality, Gary Vee, and Australian model and founder of KORA Beauty, Miranda Kerr.

If you are looking for pearls of wisdom on how to live your best life, this podcast can help you on your journey to finding your own "yay"!

🔟 Ten Percent Happier with Dan Harris

On the Ten Percent Happier podcast, host Dan Harris "explores happiness (whatever that means) from all angles".5

Before experiencing a nationally televised panic attack while a news anchor, host Dan always thought meditation was ridiculous.6 What convinced him to give a try? Science.

He credits meditation with having retrained his brain and - through conversations with his guests on his podcast - he aims to help his listeners do the same.

Learn to meditate from the world's top mindfulness experts, and explore how you can improve your own personal happiness percentage.

We hope this selection of wellbeing podcasts will help you take care of yourself, feel inspired and find some mindful perspective during life's more challenging moments. Enjoy!

SOURCES
1. http://www.abc.net.au/cm/lb/11563738/data/download-2019-abc-podcast-research-pdf-data.pdf
2. https://gretchenrubin.com/about/biography/
3. https://www.goodlifeproject.com/podcast/
4. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-one-you-feed/id792555885
5. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ten-percent-happier-with-dan-harris/id1087147821
6. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/abc-news/ten-percent-happier-with-dan-harris