With so many professionals working at home of late, it’s worth diving into the strategies and resources that can help them excel. Though it can be tempting to work through your lunch, taking an actual break here is valuable. If you truly want to maximize this time while still giving your brain a chance to disconnect from work, podcasts are a great option. Tuning into an episode on your lunch break can help you relax, spark new ideas, and head back to work feeling energized. If you’re looking for podcasts to add to your library, here are a few worth checking out:
Especially if you’re newer to working remotely, this podcast dives into some key elements of remote work. It’s especially valuable for team leaders and others trying to stay connected to a group. Even if you’re working highly independently, there are still some nuggets of wisdom here. It’s also just a great reminder of just how many people work remotely and how many of them are thriving. It gives you a sense of solidarity with other remote workers while also sharing practical tips you can incorporate into your own day-to-day life.
Just because you’re working remotely doesn’t mean you need to listen to only remote-work podcasts. Note to Self is a great podcast with episodes that most professionals will find interesting. They cover a variety of topics, many exploring how we function in the digital world. Since working from home has us engaging in more digital tools than ever, this podcast feels incredibly relevant. Each episode will leave you with some interesting food for thought and perhaps a new perspective on your digital life.
If I had to pick just one podcast for remote workers, this might be it. It really tackles what it’s like to balance not only our work to-dos but our personal ones as well. And when we’re working from home, these lists can easily merge. The real focus here is productivity. What I like most about this podcast though, is that it’s about productivity with a purpose. It’s not just about getting things done faster. It’s about producing high-quality work more efficiently so that you can live a more inspired life. You’ll get actionable tips and advice as well as stories from other professionals that remind you we’re all in this together.
Working from home can be stressful on a normal day, so in the current context, it’s no surprise that more and more professionals are suffering from the effects of maxed out stress levels. Using your lunch break to try to destress is a valuable strategy. This podcast offers a short meditation every day to help you calm the mind and hopefully feel a bit more at ease. The episodes generally range from 10-15 minutes, so they make a great transition into your lunch hour. Check out their most recent episodes that speak directly to the current crisis, or look back into their archives a bit for more general topics.
Do you have any go-to podcasts you listen to regularly? Have you found any new ones that feel particularly relevant while you’re working from home? Please share your recommendations with us!