“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”
— Maya Angelou
Strength and resilience are admirable qualities that women embody effortlessly. However, the need to show up in spaces masking our emotions, worries, and stress to appease our counterparts can be exhausting. It’s imperative to integrate self-care tasks in your daily routines to rest, recharge and refocus. One of the best and cost-efficient ways to pour back into yourself is listening to podcasts that dive into topics such as mental health, romantic & platonic relationships, the importance of positive affirmations, pop culture, and more.
Here are some must-listen-to podcasts that you should incorporate into your daily activities to recharge:
Therapy for Black Girls hosted by Dr. Joy Harden Bradford, a licensed psychologist, focuses on mental health topics that speak to the Black women's experience. The podcasts actively deconstructs the negative stigmas that come with the word “therapy” by curating topics and special guests that align with perspectives that may be overlooked in mainstream media. When listening to episodes you’ll feel informed, encouraged, and supported. Whether you are folding clothes or driving to work, this podcast will help you recharge as it makes you feel seen and heard.
Cultivating HER Space Podcast works to fill the void of Black women being underrepresented and misunderstood. Hosts, Dr. Dominique Broussard, a college professor and psychologist, and Terri Lomax, motivational speaker and tech enthusiast pride themselves on initiating authentic conversations on everything from fibroids to fake friends. This space allows women to show up as the multi-faceted beings they are without repercussions. Their professional tips, manifestation tricks, and reminiscing on ratchet moments with their special guests makes their listeners feel like part of the family. The key to recharging is being authentic with yourself and Cultivating HER Space Podcast is the perfect medium.
Small Doses with Amanda Seales gives her audience potent truths with a range of topics from intersectionality to toxic relationships. Seales' background as an actress and comedian/radio personality makes her approach topics with a sarcastic twist. Her mission for the podcast is to help women show up as themselves unapologetically. She actively chooses topics and special guests that align with these core values that include take up space and making room for others to do the same. Every week you’ll feel recharged by knowing who you are, your worth, and boundary setting.
Confident Conversations is a place for womxn to come together and grow confidence professionally and personally. Host, Jocelyn Michelle, felt the need to create this medium because a common barrier she noticed women struggle with is their lack of confidence. She realizes that society has made women feel inadequate and is doing the work to combat this issue. The special guests are all successful women across different industry sectors sharing their experiences as business owners and community leaders. Confident Conversations not only help you recharge but also helps you refocus on your goals, purpose, and the legacy you want to leave behind.
Affirmation Babe believes in the power of speaking positivity over your life. This podcast reaffirms the importance to be, do and have anything you want out of life. Founder and Host, Ashley Diana, speaks for the modern woman who is on the go that oftentimes forgets to pour into themselves. She believes that your cup should be overfilled and the best way to do so is to speak wellness amongst your spiritual health, mental health, emotional health, and physical health. Affirmation Babe is a must-have on your podcast list as you can recharge yourself by speaking change over your life.
There are so many barriers that come along with putting yourself first, so it’s a must to prioritize yourself every day. Small acts like listening to the podcasts above are a cost-effective way to hold yourself accountable, refocus and give yourself grace.
For more ways to unplug and refocus, check out our FREE Recharge Guide here.