Starting the new year can feel a lot like crawling into a cocoon in anticipation of blooming, and how wonderful would it be to sleep the time away while the magic happens in passing? While self-development seldom occurs this way, the closest we can get is by passively listening.
What we put in our ears and minds matters, and podcasts designed with your betterment in mind, are a fantastic way to go. A good podcast is not only about self-care but can help to nudge you along the desired path you’re trying to follow.
Set your intentions early on in the year, open your ears and mind, and execute. You’ll be blooming in no time with these five podcasts for self-development in 2020.
1. Ted Health
If you’re already a lover of Ted Talks, this one is for you. Ted Health is your Ted-infused glimpse into all things health-related. From the latest in cancer treatment to conversational topics like “Why it’s so hard to make healthy decisions.” It provides a well-rounded scope of information from the medical world translated with the precision and engaging quality that Ted Talks are known to deliver. Listen in for a health-informed 2020.
2. The Stacking Benjamins Show
Hungry to get your finances in shape in 2020? We get it; managing your finances is a form of self-care. The Stacking Benjamins Show is your 52-week crash course on financial fitness. From understanding organizations like AARP and learning to plan and set financial goals, this podcast walks you through real-life interactions with money. It offers more than a book with flow charts and equations, which is comical considering that the podcast was initially created to be shared as a book.
3. Art of Charm
Looking to strengthen your interpersonal connections this year? Art of Charm is a podcast designed to tackle solutions to the inner workings of personal and business relationships. You’ll find practical topics like nailing the first impression or addressing when your partner feels criticized. They are all a part of respective segments that address finding your own “charm” in any situation and using it to your benefit.
4. I Do Podcast
Family-driven and ranked number one for marriage and dating on iTunes, the I Do Podcast, is your resource for sifting through the dating world in 2020. A friendly approach offers newcomers advice on communication, financial struggles, and more. Hear from a real-life couple that reason with and rework their own experiences into useful, applicable tools for their audience. This podcast even offers challenges and courses designed to guide you through a healthier, happier love life this year.
5. Pretty Big Deal
Woman, model, activist, and spokesperson Ashley Graham interviews wildly successful actors, entrepreneurs, and people in the spotlight about their anecdotes on how they made it happen. Her approachable, comic personality, and gracious star power make it feel like you’re being introduced to industry elites by a friend. For a little bit of cultural reference and some inspiring content on reaching for more, the Pretty Big Deal podcast is a GR8 go-to for setting the bar higher in 2020.
So, what are you waiting for, GR8 listeners? Give these podcasts a go to sharpen your self-development skills this year.