New year, new you and all that. Tune in to these podcasts and be your best self.

Happier with Gretchen Rubin

Author of New York Times bestseller Better Than Before and new book The Four Tendencies writes about “happiness, habits and human nature”. Rubin presents a with her sister Elizabeth Craft with a focus on creating good habits that will increase life satisfaction. But far from being sanctimonious, it’s an inspiring listen that might just be the motivation you’re looking for.

The Mindful Kind

Hosted by Rachael Kable, delves into the world of mindfulness, a practise known to decrease stress and improve wellbeing. Loaded with practical tips and simple exercise you can try at home, the podcast demonstrates how you can integrate mindfulness into your life. Want to live mindfully? This will set you on the right path.

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Raise Your Hand Say Yes with Tiffany Han

Like a bubbly best friend who’s always on your side, is a bit like your own personal cheerleader. Her infectious enthusiasm is great for a pick-me-up if you’re feeling a little meh, and with a host of interesting guests, the show also provides invaluable inspo for business owners, especially creatives. Perfect for those looking to kickstart a new project in the new year.

Good Life Project

Founded by New York-based author Jonathan Fields, the is a global movement dedicated to the pursuit of joy and connection in life. The podcast features authentic conversations with inspirational people, from creative artists and entrepreneurs to normal people who have achieved remarkable things.

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The Slow Home Podcast

Host Brooke McAlary started her to chart her journey towards a slower, simpler life. She had a business, a devoted husband, a child and one on the way, a home and all the possessions she could ever want. But just when she appeared to have it all, she realised the one thing she lacked was fulfilment. Co-hosted by her husband Ben, in 2018 the podcast will track the family’s new adventure as they sell up and travel North America.

Sleep with me: The Podcast that Puts You To Sleep

Need more sleep? This ’s sole function is to help you get your eight hours, primarily by boring you into submission. Host Drew Ackerman has perfected the art of the long-winded bedtime story and is bringing much-needed shut-eye to insomniacs the world over. The genius is that his tangential tales are equal parts intriguing and mind-numbing so they keep you listening while you wait for him to get to the… Zzzzzzz.

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Chat 10 Looks 3

Australian journalists Annabel Crabb and Leigh Sales are intelligent, funny and opinionated – and they don’t mind The perfect companion when you’re commuting exercising or even cleaning, the podcast features discussions on what the pair are reading, cooking and watching, with political analysis, hilarious banter and the occasional showtune thrown in for good measure. If you thrive on interesting conversations, listen no further.