Every morning I walk on the treadmill and listen to music- sometimes pop… sometimes country… but then there are even times I spend the majority of my walk searching and just skipping through tons of songs because nothing is satisfying me. So while on the treadmill the other day, feeling incredibly frustrated by the song choices that were coming up, I thought to myself, “why the heck haven’t I even considered listening to podcasts?”
The only podcast I had ever listened to was about 4-5 years ago because my ex had been listening to it- Serial. Not going to lie, it made the 3 hour drive back and forth from NJ to MD go by really fast, but since then… haven’t opened the app!
So again, I’m on the treadmill, and I decide to open the app. The only recent podcast I had really heard about was The Good Life with Stevie and Sazan because I follow Sazan on IG (if you’re not, you MUST- she is just SO real, and such a role model for me in so many ways). I immediately look up their show and listen to “What FAITH means to us.”
Holy CRAP! Not only did time just fly by and miles just add up, but I felt so refreshed, renewed, inspired, fulfilled, whole, energized, and HAPPY! In that moment I realized that this is something I need to do every single day and incorporate as part of my morning routine (which I’m still trying to figure out btw).
Since the only podcast I had known of was that one ^^ I decided to ask Instagram. The responses were AMAZING (THANK YOU!!!!) and I really cannot wait to get into many of the recommended podcasts.
I’ve given myself some time to share these because I wanted to listen to a few before to give you my top selects so far. Just remember, I personally want to start my mornings with that feel good feeling, so I was drawn to the more inspirational podcasts!
SO! My top picks that will definitely help you get your morning started off on the right foot are: (these were also very common IG recs!)
- The Good Life- Stevie and Sazan
- What We Said- Jaci Marie and Chelsea
- How I Built This- Guy Raz
TOP RECOMMENDATIONS FROM IG:
Inspirational/ Life Topics:
- Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations
- Armchair Expert- Dax Shepard
- The Skinny Confidential, His & Hers
- Goop Podcast
- Skimmed from the Couch
- Terrible, Thanks for Asking
- Gals on the Go
- Directionally Challenged
- Second Life
- Behind The Scenes
- The GaryVee Audio Experience
News/ Celebrity Gossip/Entertaining:
- The Morning Toast- Girl With No Job & Jackie O (sisters)
- Scrubbing In- Becca Tilley & Tanya Rad
- Off The Vine- Kaitlyn Bristowe
- Chicks in the Office- Ria and Fran
Dating/ Real- Talk/ Humor:
- U Up?
- Girls Gotta Eat
- Whine Down
- Glowing Up- self care, beauty, health, diet
- Crime Junkie
- My Favorite Murder
- True Crime Garage
- Dirty John
- Up and Vanished
I hope these are helpful!! Again, thank you so so much if you submitted a recommendation! So grateful!! If you listen to any, please let me know on here or on Instagram!! Always feel free to message me!! xx Viviane