5 Podcasts to listen to when you’re lacking motivation

Podcasts have been gaining popularity, and for a good reason. In a fast-paced world where the majority of us suffer from screen fatigue, podcasts give our eyes a much needed break whilst allowing us to simultaneously learn new things.

As the year draws to a close, motivation and energy seem to be at a ubiquitous low, however these podcasts will ensure you finish 2018 inspired for the new year ahead.

  1. Fierce Girls

By ABC Radio

Fierce Girls tells the inspirational stories of Australian girls and women. From athletes to scientists, spies to politicians, this podcast seeks to provoke imagination and conversation surrounding these exceptional Australians such as Julia Gillard, Nancy Wake and Layne Beachley. This podcast will leave you determined to be a FIERCE girl and create your own amazing story.



  1. Offline, The Podcast: Honest Conversations with Instagram Influencers

By Alison Rice

Offline is a series of podcasts by journalist Alison Rice who talks to successful influencers about their journey, with a strong focus on the topic of finding your true self. Some individuals include blogger Sara Crampton, digital entrepreneur Elle Ferguson and RUSSH fashion director Billie Iveson, just to name a few.  There is no doubt you will feel inspired and ready to tackle the rest of the year after listening to Alison’s honest discussions with these successful women.



  1. Your Creative Start

By Jaharn Giles

The hardest part is getting started. No matter what the project, the initial stages of self doubt and apprehension are the obstacles you need to overcome to do that thing you always wanted to do. This podcast hosted by Jaharn Giles tackles these topics whilst also interviewing other creatives about how they overcame these issues. ‘Your Creative Start’ will leave you determined to begin that project and motivate you to set intentions for the new year ahead.



  1. Lady Start Up

By Mamamia

This podcast is made for #BOSSGIRLS who want to launch their career or start a business. Created by MamaMia’s Mia Freedman, the podcast features successful business women such as Janine Allis (Boost Juice), Jane Lu (Showpo) and Lizzy Abegg (Spell & the Gypsy Collective) which will no doubt leave you inspired and ready to take your career to the next level.



  1. The Slow Home: Slow Living for a Fast World

By Brooke McAlary

The Slow Home is a podcast dedicated to mindful living and literally “slowing down”. The podcast aims to teach the benefits of adopting a conscious way of living, not feeling the need to be “busy” all the time and focusing on the aspects of life that are most important to you. If you’re feeling overworked and stressed at this time of the year, this podcast is ideal to reconnect with your priorities for the new year and practice mindfulness that will ultimately, improve your mental health and therefore your productivity.


By Sarah Wilson

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