10 podcasts to help you be mindful, live slowly, and manage anxiety

Karishma Jangid
Jun 28, 2023 08:02 IST
Ten podcasts to help you be mindful, live slowly, and manage anxiety

Here's a list of short yet influential podcasts that gently help you slow down and ease your anxiety wherever and whenever.

Get up, scroll through social media to wake yourself up fully, freshen up as soon as possible, rush to work, meet deadlines, rush back home, and repeat. Work five days a week, and spend the other two days feeling guilty of not resting well. Life has become hectic and exhausting. It often feels like we rush from pillar to post but rarely get anything done. Our to-do lists keep lengthening while our days feel crunched into before work, work, and after work. It is no wonder that in a system that promotes hustling night and day, anxiety has become a debilitating problem. As per a Forbes report, 374 million people suffer from anxiety disorders worldwide. But all is not lost yet. There are numerous ways in which one can prevent anxiety. Guidance by a counselor can go a long way in overcoming anxiety and related disorders. Another source of advice on anxiety can be podcasts.

Various podcasts by psychologists and people struggling with anxiety teach us how to live slowly and reduce stress and anxiety. Be it social, work or relationship anxiety or simply overthinking, these podcasts address the many forms of anxiety that bother us in our day-to-day lives. We have curated a list of podcasts that are short and effective and provide you with guidance and mindfulness.

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Check them out!

Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast by Caroline Foran - Spotify and Apple Podcasts

In the words of author, Caroline Foran, "This practical and relaxed series explores everything from what anxiety is and why it happens to us, how our brains work and why it's actually very normal to the various tools and techniques necessary for owning it."

The Anxiety Dr. Podcast by Dr. Lisa Cortez - and Spotify

In her weekly podcast, psychotherapist Dr. Lisa Cortez talks about the various layers of anxiety and offers tips and tools to help reduce your anxiety one podcast at a time. 

Disordered: Anxiety Help by Josh Fletcher and Drew Linsalata - Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and Amazon Music

Josh Fletcher, a psychotherapist, and Drew Linsalata, a therapist-in-training, are both bestselling authors who have written about anxiety and mental health in general. Their podcast delivers "real, evidence-based, actionable talk about anxiety and anxiety recovery in a kind, compassionate, community-oriented environment."

The Transforming Anxiety Podcast by Kelly McCormick -, Spotify and Apple Podcasts

Via her podcast, certified Life Coach Kelly McCormick gives you specific and practical tools that help you relieve anxiety.

Hurry Slowly by Jocelyn K. Glei - Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify

Based on lived experiences, Jocelyn K. Glei talks about about "heart-centered productivity, intuitive connection, and tender discipline."

The Anxiety Guy Podcast by Dennis Simsek- Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music

In the words of the host himself, "The Anxiety Guy Podcast is an inspirational weekly listen for people suffering from health anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, and other emotional and mental health challenges. A relatable, fun-loving, and no sugar-coated approach to healing one powerful episode at a time."

The Anxiety Chicks by Alison Seponara and Taylor Marae- Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify

Alison Seponara and Taylor Marae talk about anxiety, nutrition, and mental health. They use their expertise as healing professionals and guide us with tools and strategies one needs to heal an anxious mind.

The Slowdown: Poetry & Reflection Daily by Major Jackson- Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music

Poet Major Jackson aims to guide us on the pathways to feel and understand our common journey – through poetry. The description of the podcast reads, "The Slowdown is your daily poetry ritual. Make us a part of your routine as you drink coffee in the morning, as you take a walk in nature, or as you wind down to go to sleep in the evening. With host Major Jackson, we collectively take a moment to calm, inspire, learn, and engage with the best emerging poets and established writers of our time and generations past, from Emily Dickinson to Danez Smith, from Amanda Gorman to Mary Oliver."

Let's Slow Down by Annemarie Stolting- Spotify, Apple Podcasts

In her podcast, Let's Slow Down, host Annemarie Stolting provides us with "fun conversations that encourage listeners to ease up on the daily grind and adopt a gentler mindset that supports intentional living."

The Minimalists by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus- Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify

The Minimalists, Joshua Fields Millburn, and Ryan Nicodemus are well-known for their Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary. They are also New York Times–bestselling authors. Along with cohost T.K. Coleman, they guide people about how to live meaningful lives with less.

Which one do you plan to listen to? Tell us in the comments below!

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