The Wide World of Podcasts


I like to make the best possible use of time  because, I never seem to have enough time to do everything I want to do. Naturally finding as much time to do things I enjoy is a challenge I happily accept.

I recently lost my carpool buddy when she moved out of the area. I now spend at least five hours a week alone in my car. That is WAY more time than I should be left alone with my thoughts. You cannot imagine the trouble I can dream up in an hour if left to my own devices. I love music (music therapist and all), but sometime I want to listen to something other than music. I have long been interested in podcasts, but never had time to listen to them. Now I spend several commute “sessions” listening to various podcasts each week. I also listen to podcasts while prepping my meals for the week and doing other chores (mostly on the weekends). Win-win!

I am loving discovering new podcasts and also listening to my “old” favorites. I use the Apple Podcast app on my iPhone and load selections into my “On-The-Go” queue (in My Stations) so I can easily access them while driving. My choice of podcast changes with my mood so I usually have episodes of various podcasts loaded into the cue at any given time. I load up my cue on Sunday so I am ready for the week ahead.

My choice of podcasts is pretty eclectic and changes from time to time. The selection of podcasts available is amazing and somewhat overwhelming. I  only troll for new offerings when I have a chunk of time because I can totally get sucked it. I tend to gravitate toward presenters/hosts that seem genuine and approachable. Some of my current favorites are: Power Down Podcast; Talking with My Mouth Full; The Nutrition Diva”s Quick and Dirty Tips for Eating Well; Balanced Living Weekly; Travel with Rick Steves; The Jillian Michael”s Show; Slender Safari-Adventures in Weight Loss; and Pursuing a Balanced Life.

I found all of these on iTunes along with a gazillion others. I don’t always agree with what is being said in the podcasts, but I always appreciate the different perspectives and they always make me think.

If you have not checked out the wonders of podcasts, I encourage you to do so. I am sure you will find a podcast (or 37)  that interests you. Listening to them on my commute and when doing household chores makes the time so much more meaningful.

Find Your Om Balance – Terri