Modern-day working is frantic.
With so much competition and higher demands, sometimes you may feel like you’re being stretched in about five different directions.
That’s where this list of the best relaxing podcasts for work can help.
Whether you listen to them on your commute to work, while you’re busy typing away at your desk or in bed before another big day begins, finding the perfect podcast can make all the difference to your success.
In fact, the number of people turning to these audio episodes is booming.
Which isn’t surprising when further research shows that insomnia is on the rise in the UK due to worry and stress.
As we know, work can be one of the key factors behind this.
Below, you’ll find a comprehensive list of the best relaxing podcasts to listen to at work and before bed.
It might just help boost your concentration and productivity levels!
TED Radio Hour
The TED Radio Hour brings all of the best TED Talks together.
Each episode focuses on one topic, from space and money to beauty or medicine.
What makes it one of the best relaxing podcasts for work is that it’s easy-going, yet insightful.
So, you can think differently and even generate new ideas for your latest project.
This podcast was started by Meg Kissack, of That Hummingbird Life, as a way of talking to women about the exciting missions they’re on and to encourage them to create their own.
There’s a lot of topic variety to help your mind wander from the stresses of work.
More recently, episodes have included an interview with poetry writer Christina Thatcher and baker/nutritionist Lily Calfee.
Whether you’re a copywriter or a salesperson, it’s always handy to brush up on your writing skills.
The next relaxing podcast to listen to at work is Longform.
Each episode interviews writers, journalists, authors or a podcast host.
They share how they created the stories they made and how they got the inspiration to write certain things.
It’ll give you a new take on the outside world and will subconsciously teach you the art of storytelling, which can be handy in any field.
Game of Drones
If Jon Snow is the King of the North, then the presenter of this show, Scooter, is the King of Bores.
This Sleep With Me podcast is perfect for relaxing as it’s so boring!
Somehow, Scooter manages to make an action-packed show like Game of Thrones sound like an episode of Coronation Street!
Give it twenty minutes tops and you won’t be worried about any looming deadlines, you’ll be out for the count!
Just make sure you don’t listen to it at work, or you might find yourself with plenty of free time.
Sh**ged Married Annoyed
When you smile and laugh, it usually means you’re relaxed.
So, you could always mix things up by tuning into the bold comedy podcast, Sh**ged Married Annoyed.
Presented by comedian Chris Ramsay and his wife Rosie, there’s something strangely satisfying and comforting about their Northern accents.
They use the podcast to chat about life, relationships, arguments, annoyances, parenting, growing up and everything in between.
It’s their one chance to finally get a conversation in without being interrupted by a toddler or their phones.
Don’t knock it until you try it!
That Peter Crouch Podcast
Love football? Then you definitely won’t get flagged offside for listening to this podcast presented by Peter Crouch, Tom Fordyce and Chris Stark.
The 6ft 7inch English footballer shares some of his funniest tales whilst playing the beautiful game.
It’s interesting and funny in equal measure.
Desert Island Discs
This BBC Radio 4 podcast is ideal for relaxing.
In theory, the concept of a guest sharing the ‘soundtrack of their life’ should be dull.
However, it’s extremely interesting and can inspire you to try a new artist or band.
After all, broadening your horizons is the key to knowledge.
In these 35-45 minute podcasts, the guest picks what eight tracks, book and luxury they’d bring on a desert island.
Give it a go!
Sleep Whispers – The ASMR Podcast
Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is all the rage at the moment.
If it tickles your pickle, then you’ll find the Sleep Whispers podcast relaxing for after work.
Listen to the artist, Harris, whisper the entire duration of the podcast.
From fairy tales and trivia to “fade-to-sleep” sessions, his smooth voice will have you counting sheep lickety-split.
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