With the ongoing global pandemic, we have no choice but to stay at home in the meantime. We also have to cope up with the boredom that comes with being stuck at home for at least two weeks. These 10 self-improvement podcasts to listen to right now will give you hope, positive energy, and advice on how to live your best life.
Then again, we have followed the authorities whether we like it or not. It’s for our own and everyone’s safety after all. Thankfully, there are many ways to kill boredom while on quarantine.
Thanks to the Internet and social media, we get to stay updated with what’s happening around us. This is despite being locked inside our home for at least two weeks.
Podcasts: An entertaining way for self-improvement
Aside from a great source of entertainment, we can also use the Internet for self-improvement. There are free seminars that you can enroll in depending on your interests and skills. There is also the most popular “universities” in the world: YouTube and Google.
And then there are also podcasts you can listen to online. It’s like a mini talk show in audio or video forms. There are a lot of podcasts available online that talk about various topics that you can learn a lot from. You can listen to a podcast on your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
Podcasts are also a great way to learn new skills and other interesting facts. At the same time, it will keep you company and entertained while learning new things. Indeed, it is a good idea to listen to one in this time of isolation.
Now is the right time to look for podcasts to listen to. Not only can it keep you entertained but also help in self-improvement.
10 best podcasts to listen to now
If you are aiming for self-improvement while stuck at home, now is the chance to do so. Here are some of the best self-improvement podcasts you can listen to and learn a lot from.
1. “Where Should We Begin? With Esther Perel”
This podcast focuses on improving relationships and how they can improve our lives. Topics range from couple issues, third parties, and family relationships. You can listen to the podcast for free.
Perel, who is a Belgian author, therapist, and speaker, gives out her honest opinion about the said topics. It can provide enlightenment and learnings that will change one’s life for the better.
2. “Kwik Brain with Jim Kwik”
The podcast’s host, Jim Kwik, talks about our brain health and how you can improve it. And yes, that’s his real name, by the way. Kwik invites guests who also provide their insights on how to keep your brain health in check. You can listen to his podcast for free as well.
3. “Running the Show with Dev and Sam”
This is a podcast series featuring Sam Thompson and DJ Dev Griffin. The former has little running experience as compared to the latter. You can also listen to the podcast for free.
Together, they train for the London Marathon (which got postponed later on due to COVID-19). If you want to get some laughs and get you encouraged to start running, then you should check this podcast out.
4. “Cash Chats with Andy Webb”
This podcast discusses better financial management. Podcast host Andy Webb provides sound advice about handling your finances more effectively. And no, Webb won’t judge you with your poor financial skills.
As of now, Webb talks about staying financially stable despite the ongoing health crisis. You can listen to the podcast for free as well.
5. “The Tim Ferriss Show”
The podcast discusses how you can be successful in life in general. Ferriss has included in Fortune magazine’s 40 under 40 lists. He is also named one of the “most innovative business people” according to Fast Company.
In addition, Ferriss is also an advisor and tech investor to Facebook, Uber, and Shopify among a few. He is also the writer of book series, “The Four-Hour Work Week” and “The Four-Hour Chef”.
6. “Expanded with Lacy Phillips”
The podcast discusses more on New Age topics including manifestation and self-improvement. Philipps also discuss a couple of topics about love and relationships.
7. “Duolingo Podcast”
If you want to learn French or Spanish, you should listen to the podcast. It includes a French curriculum with information about everything French.
8. “The Minimalists”
Getting annoyed with all the clutter in your house? Then you should listen to this forecast. The Minimalists will help you, as their official website says, “make room for life’s most important things”.
The Minimalist podcast was born out of their life-changing 21-day minimalist living challenge. The podcast’s hosts, Joshua Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus will teach you how to master spring cleaning and stay fashionable in a minimalist way.
9. “Cook the Perfect…”
This one is a spin-off of Woman’s Hour airing on BBC Radio 4. Host Jane Garvey and Jenni Murray invites guest chefs and cook sumptuous dishes on-board. It’s easy to follow and devoid of technical culinary terms. If you want to learn or improve your cooking, this one’s for you.
10. “How to Fail with Elizabeth Day”
No one wants to fail. But this podcast celebrates the beauty of failing and how it can turn your life for the better. Day also invites people with personal failure stories that will motivate you in striving to be the best version of yourself.