There are times when we are frustrated with life and want to give up. Either through difficult times or because we think we cannot make it for various reasons.

We all want to improve ourselves in one way or another. One of these ways is podcasts. There are thousands of podcasts out there but there are few that can really touch someone on a deeper level.

I started listening to podcasts about 2 years ago and I can say that they have helped me a lot and give me strength every day so that I don’t give up when things get tough.

Here are the 7 best podcasts that will give you the motivation you need to improve your life.

1) Happier with Gretchen Rubin

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Created by Gretchen Rubin, Happier is a podcast where she discusses good habits and happiness with her sister Elizabeth Craft. Each podcast was named in iTunes’s lists of “Best Podcasts of 2015” and was named in the Academy of Podcasters “Best Podcasts of 2016.”

This podcast is for those who are having a hard time, are upset about something or are not happy with their lives for any reason. It will help you see things in a different way and make you find strength through the hardships of life.

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Available on: Apple, Spotify, Stitcher

2) The Minimalists

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An awesome podcast by Joshua and Ryan that teaches you a minimalist lifestyle that will help you get more freedom, more happiness, more peace of mind, with less focus on material possessions.

Nowadays, we are often influenced by social standards and we are heavily pressured by the demands of society. This podcast will show you the way for a much simpler and more meaningful way of life.

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Available on: Apple, Spotify, Stitcher

3) 10% Happier Podcast

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This podcast is by ABC news anchor Dan Harris and is an extremely helpful podcast for people who want to live a more mindful and meaningful life without stress.

It is very good for self improvement as it addresses issues of overall mental health and well being. Therefore, if you want to improve your mental health and state of mind this is a must.

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Available on: Apple, Stitcher

4) Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu

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This is one of my favorite podcasts to listen to. Tom Bilyeu is a very successful serial entrepreneur and a very smart and passionate individual who talks about what it takes to be successful at anything in life.

Furthermore, he interviews many successful people all around the world with the intention of discovering new secrets to success and to show the world that every failure is a lesson and an opportunity to grow.

He also discusses more generic topics like health and fitness, mindset, relationships, and other good stuff.

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Available on: Apple, Spotify, Stitcher

5) The Mindful Kind

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The Mindful Kind is a great podcast for those who are looking for ways to be mindful and stop being a victim of circumstances, events and other things that happen in your life.

Host Rachael Kable shares exciting insights into mindfulness journeys and provides listeners with simple and effective practices to incorporate into their own lives.

Practicing mindfulness can really help you open up more opportunities and live your life with less stress, depression, and anxiety.

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Available on: Apple, Spotify, Stitcher

6) The Art of Charm

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The Art of Charm is a podcast that helps you build worthwhile relationships, improve your confidence, improve your conversation skills and make you a more social person full of positive vibes.

The purpose of the podcast is to actually make you master the fundamentals of sociability, networking, and attraction. It may seem simple but when these skills are applied correctly it can have a very positive impact in your everyday life.

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Available on: Apple, Spotify, Stitcher

7) Benjamin Walker’s Theory of Everything

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What’s the meaning of our existence? Have you ever thought what is your purpose on this earth?

On this podcast, Host Benjamen Walker connects the dots in a world of information overload, featuring conversations with many people and covering topics like culture, art, media, and technology.

It is really fascinating to listen to this podcast and it makes you wonder if there is more in life than what we already see.

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Available on: Apple, Spotify, Stitcher

FINAL THOUGHTS: If you haven’t tried listening to podcasts yet I encourage you to start soon. Dedicating 30 minutes of your day will actually make a big difference in your life and you will learn to see things with a different, more positive perspective. Happy listening.


  1. Jody February 6, 2020 at 5:45 AM

    I am always looking for new podcasts. I will be checking out several that you mentioned. Great list!

  2. Elizabeth Elkassih January 8, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    Since Podcasting is one of my goals for the first quarter of 2020, this is great advice.

    1. Catherine February 28, 2020 at 4:18 PM

      Glad I could help! ?

  3. Karis | Don't Dream, Just Travel January 8, 2020 at 8:49 AM

    These are really great recommendations, none of which I have listened to before. I will have to do some browsing now!

    1. Catherine February 28, 2020 at 4:17 PM

      Awesome! Thanks for reading ?


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