LISTEN AND WIND DOWN: FIVE PODCAST TIPS FOR SELF CARE AND MINDFULNESS

LISTEN AND WIND DOWN: FIVE PODCAST TIPS FOR SELF CARE AND MINDFULNESS

How can we stay calm and content in our turbulent world? A great starting point is self care and mindfulness – two practices which feature in all five of these podcasts, starting with the five-minute audio “thoughts” from Radio Headspace. These mini episodes explore a different topic every day, teaching us ways we can become more connected to others and fulfil our potential. Started by former monk Andy Puddicombe who runs the meditation app of the same name, these affirming stories are beautifully recorded and leave you feeling ready to tackle the day. If it’s pure meditation you are looking for, A Mindful Mess will fill your feed with regular themed practices (topics include “Sofort Entspannung” and “Emotionales Bewusstsein“) plus longer episodes that feature conversations with guests on the topic of personal development. Speaking to everyone from teachers to authors, host Madeleine Alizadeh discusses themes like confidence and happiness and follows each chat with a meditation to seal the learning.

Confidence is also at the heart of Fette Gedanken, the podcast launched in March 2021 that offers you a dose of audio self-love every week. Its host, “body acceptance activist” Charlotte Kuhrt, is here to tell you that you are worthy of love no matter how you look or live your life. In each episode Charlotte takes a theme – be it clothes, sex or body shame – and unpicks it, giving you tools to change how you perceive yourself and reach a more positive mental space. Finding your Happy Place is what broadcaster and author Fearne Cotton’s hit podcast is all about. In weekly episodes, Fearne gets together with inspiring artists, healers and leaders to hear how they deal with life’s hurdles. With a lineup of guests that has included Jonathan Van NessHillary Clinton and Deepak Chopra, you are guaranteed to get some surprises in your feed. Finally, when you are ready to let all the day’s stress fade and drift off to sleep, Einschlafen mit Wikipedia is the twice-weekly podcast that combines the in-depth knowledge of Wikipedia with the soothing voices of Tilman Böhnke and Josefine Wozniak. In each recording, the pair read out an article from the web encyclopedia – from fast food to pigeons – that will have you snoozing in no time. And even if you don’t drift off, you can at least become an expert in all things water buffalo

Text: Benji Haughton / Photo: Nubelson Fernandes

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