How to Find the Best Self-improvement Podcast for You
Dr. Daniel Amen once said, “The health of your brain is much more about your actions than your age.” I couldn’t agree more. Every day, the tiny steps you take towards improving your life are the investment you make for ensuring your future.
Scientists and psychologists have warned us for ages about the importance of learning new skills to keep our brains sharper for long. Here’s why:
When you learn something new, you are forcing your brain to create new pathways for doing the task more efficiently in the future (a.k.a. Work harder to make your life easier). You see, your mind loves to keep you feeling secure and comfortable. To do so, it needs to get efficient.
This is why athletes train tirelessly. You would have heard the saying; practice makes perfect. I’d like to say, practice makes you prepared.
You want to help your brain. You want it to make more pathways to doing new work. You ever notice those that workout regularly vs. others their age. Generally speaking, the ones who work out tend to look younger. The same goes for your brain.
How can you keep your brain younger?
I’m glad you asked. T.D Jakes once said, “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always be where you’ve always been.”
So, we have to change what we’ve always done. We have to work the muscles of our minds. The best way to do that is by incorporating new skills into your daily routine. James Clear, the author of Atomic Habits, says that atomic habits are those habits that are not only super easy to do but those that give you immense power when practiced regularly.
So, let’s say you decide on consuming a podcast daily. James says, when done regularly, this skill would have a compound effect on your growth.
Which Podcasts to consume?
- We suggest you start small; keep it general. There are incredible podcasts that are just 5-10 minutes long that you can easily squeeze into your routine.
This being said, remember YOU DO have to prioritize the time for this new habit. I recommend you consume “7 good minutes” hosted by Clyde Lee Dennis at the start of your day.
It’s the perfect companion to your morning cuppa.
- As you build on this habit, add more podcasts that are 5-10 minutes long, but start exploring new genres.
This is because you don’t want to overwhelm your mind with doing everything at once. My suggestion is you consume “Practicing Human” hosted by Cory Muscara.
This podcast is your daily dose of mindfulness to keep you going in this busy world.
- Once you become a pro and start to have better bandwidth, Expand to longer podcasts.
“The Hardcore Self help Podcast with Duff the Psych” hosted by Robert Duff is a great choice when you want longer, more specific topics on mental health.
- When you begin incorporating podcasts into your daily routine, you’ll soon notice, you keep adding more and more podcasts to consume.
“That Good ol Feeling by Giovanni Azael” is a podcast I host to take away the guesswork for you.
It’s in an ‘easy to consume’ format, and I talk about real ways you can lead a positive life. Bonus: It’s less than 10 minutes in length! So you should check that out.
I can provide you with all the inspirational quotes about life. It wouldn’t matter. What’s needed for you to live the life you love is for you to schedule your “me-time” and start with small habits. Start small, stay consistent. You’ll be more powerful than you can imagine.