On my list of good habits I wrote on Wednesday, I mentioned monitoring and taking action on different parts of my life. I’m big on self-improvement. I don’t read as many books as I would like, but I do find time to listen to a lot of podcasts, because I can listen to them while doing the dishes or driving to work. Here are my 5 favorite self-improvement podcasts for both business and mind management

Top 5 Self-Improvement Podcasts

1. An Uncluttered Life by Warren & Betsy Talbot

Self Improvement Podcasts An Uncluttered Life

This podcasts focuses on how to remove what isn’t working in your life, so you can make room for good things. This married couple did just that and found the freedom to do amazing things, like build new lifestyles, write books, and travel the world. They don’t just give practical tips to make life better, they discuss the emotions and fears behind the actions that make us feel stuck. Recently, I enjoyed Episode 168 – How to create a routine which supports the life you want.

2. Changeability by Kathryn and Julian

Self Improvement Podcasts Changeability

An empowering and inspirational podcast that explores managing your mind to make changes in your life with Kathryn Bryant and Julian Illman. They are British and their accents are delightful. They incorporate inspirational quotes into their podcasts and discuss well-being, success, and managing our mind’s responses. I got some great ideas listening to the episode on setting “feeling” goals.

3. The 5 AM Miracle by Jeff Sanders

Self Improvement Podcasts Jeff Sanders

Jeff Sanders podcast is mostly interview-based, discussing life habits with successful people. He wrote The 5 AM Miracle where he promotes waking up at a specific time each morning and creating a routine that sets you up for your best life. His extremes are fascinating – he is an ultra runner, eats 10-15 bananas a day, and wakes up at 5 AM. What? I recently enjoyed his episode with Aaron Walker on Making Significance a Habit.

4. Beyond the To-do List by Erik Fisher

Beyond the To Do List

An interview-based podcast discussing success and significance with productive people, to help you do more in life and business. He often interviews authors of self-help books and developers of productivity systems or apps. Occasionally, there is a group round-up in which he and a few other productivity experts discuss a specific topic. It is cool to hear the different opinions and approaches. Recently, I enjoyed this episode with Rob Bell on Being Present with Rhythm, Routines and Rituals.

5. Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Self Improvement Podcasts Happier

Co-hosted with her sister Elizabeth Craft, Happier discusses practical advice on using habits and increasing happiness. Two different things? Maybe not. Gretchen Rubin is the author of The Happiness Project and Better than Before (a book about habits, which I read a few months ago). I appreciate the idea behind “the four tendencies” regarding the ways people respond to internal and external expectations. It has helped me gain greater understanding in my marriage.