What is your commute like to work?  Is it across the city, is it across your living room?

Regardless of where you’re working nowadays, it’s time to add a podcast into your morning routine.

When you listen to something before work, you’re able to better relax before going into the rest of your day.  It helps you to create a routine but also to start to enjoy your morning, as opposed to the time of the day you dread.  It can help you get out of bed because you have something to look forward to and push forward into the rest of your day.

This might not be the PMS stress relief you need, but it can certainly help.

Relaxing before you start the day.

Listening to a podcast can help you step away from all the stressors of life.  Especially when you’re suffering from PMS, this is an alternative PMS stress relief idea to at least help you take a break and think about something else.

You’re able to just either lie in bed, or have your morning coffee and enjoy the story while you start to wake up a little more at the start of your day.  I suggest grabbing your favorite caffeinated beverage, I get my earl grey tea, and head into the backyard to listen while I look around at the fall colors starting to change.

Develop your morning routine.

When you have a date with a podcast, you’re able to decide that you have a routine you’re going through.  You wake up, brush your teeth, and listen to the podcast before you get to work, either commuting at home or commuting to an office.

It’s especially important to develop a routine when you’re working from home because there are so many distractors all around you when you’re in your own space.  There’s no one there to say time to get to work, or time to get up, so when you create a morning routine, you’ll have a set list that you carry out during the day, and you’ll even be able to work harder.

When you develop your own morning routine you’re less likely to stress about the day or feel anxious about the work ahead, you have a time frame for everything and you’re getting it accomplished.

Get out and get going.

A morning podcast routine with also encourage you to get out of bed.  When you work from home it’s a little hard to keep the motivation going to wake up early, get that breakfast in, work out, or really do anything before you crawl to the desk in your living room, but with a podcast, it makes you want to wake up so you have time to listen to what your favorite broadcaster have to say.

The daily listening of a podcast can better inspire you to greet the day, you want to know what happens, so make sure you only allow yourself to listen in the morning.  It will encourage you to get up and get going!

Inspire you.

A great podcast can inspire you!  It can push you to be a better person, a better woman, a better human, a better worker!

Find a podcast on a subject that keeps you engaged, or a podcast that is constantly changing their subjects so each episode is a little different.

When you find a podcast that works for you, stick with it, you will start to love to hear those familiar voices every morning, you’ll start to know their personalities and enjoy their way of speaking.

What should you listen to?

There are so many amazing podcasts now, there’s no shortage of programs to listen to.

But our big suggestions are The Daily, it’s The New York Times Podcast and it is only about 20 minutes long so it makes it very manageable.  You hear just one story each day of something that’s happening in the news and the lead reporter goes in depth with various colleagues about the topic.

A fun one we love is our own podcast, Weekly Woman.  It’s hosted by Jubilance sister Alice who interviews women from all over the world about their lives, work, and their definition of womanhood.  The episodes are all incredibly different with all kinds of different ladies on the podcast, from Carole Baskin of Tiger King fame, to The Bachelor alums, Married at First Sight alums, USAID workers, OBGYNs, Sex Therapists, Yogis, Entrepreneurs, Lawyers, Olympians, and all kinds of other amazing women.

Mean Book Club is a fun one when you just need to zone out, it is a group of friends from New York, who have since moved all over, and they read a new york times best seller each week and discuss why the book is awful.  Very witty and a fun listen.


About the author

Alice Cash is the Marketing Manager for Jubilance by day and an award winning Theatre Director by night.  Leading the podcast Weekly Woman, she loves her candid conversations with women from all over the world about how they live and the amazing things they are doing to make a difference. Alice is also the editor of the bi-monthly newsletter the Jubilee, a blog dedicated to the power of female wellness especially concerning menstruation.  She’s worked in France creating theatre pieces and taught drama and filmmaking to women and children in Haiti.  She graduated from Georgetown University and holds two master degrees from NYU and The New School.  Alice has traveled to  40+ countries, including Tibet.  She is a New Yorker and can often be found in Central Park, searching out the best bubble tea, or directing a play, you never know where she’ll show up. @alicesadventuresinwonderworld
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