We’ve already entered the second month of the year and it’s likely you’re close to abandoning your New Year’s resolutions if you haven’t already. Maybe they were too unrealistic, or you haven’t been disciplined enough in your approach at sticking to them – I’m sure we’ve all been there, I know I definitely have.
That’s why in 2018 I’m trying to create positive habits that I hope will help make me a better me. Most importantly I want them to be achievable, so I’ve started by incorporating podcasts into my daily routine. This means at some point during the day, usually in the morning, I’ll listen to an educational or informative podcast, usually one that’s career-related. In the past I never cared for podcasts – I’ve just never liked listening to people talk, but I figured if I could find some that I can learn from then I’d be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t at least give them a chance.
So far I’ve been loving Otegha Uwagba’s In Good Company series for its meaningful conversations and thoughtful career advice. I’ve also listened to a bit of Nicaila Matthews’ Side Hustle Pro, the Toure Show and LSE IQ, a monthly podcast from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
It’s only a small change but makes a significant difference to my day, especially as I become more mindful about what I’m consuming online. Hopefully it’s the first of many positive habits I create this year.
How about you?