The best motivation podcasts before starting your #WFH day

Remember the days where you’d jump into the shower (hoping the hot water would wake you), grab a piece of toast as you run out the door onto public transport (along with the rest of the city commuters) and sip your first mouthful of morning coffee just before 9am?

No? Us neither. COVID-19 has changed everyones morning routines to turning off the alarm at 8:50am and sitting down at your laptop to start work from your kitchen at 9am. Over the past two weeks we (all of us at DNA are also WFH!) have collectively listened to different podcasts to boost our productivity and motivation levels in the morning to help keep us concentrated during the day.

Here are our top picks:

Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations
This is Oprah Winfrey’s personal selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as well as health and wellness experts. The podcast focuses on life’s big questions through  conversations with the likes of Michelle Obama, Pema Chödrön, Dwayne Johnson and Joy Harjo to name but a few. Some are thought-provoking, some sad, some uplifting – but all inspiring to start your day.

The Upgrade by Lifehacker

Tips, tricks and hacks for doing everything better. The content ranges from finance to food, how to be happy to how to buy a TV. Everyone can always do a bit better in life, and this podcast shows you how!

Home Work

This podcast couldn’t be more relevant than now – it explores all aspects of working from home. They answer listener-submitted questions, comments and concerns about the working from home lifestyle! If you’re struggling to adjust, this is perfect listening to put your mind at ease!

The Marie Forleo Podcast

Oprah has named her as a thought leader for the next generation – her podcast is the go to for all career advice. Lasting between 5-10 minutes, it’s an easy listen when you’re waiting for your coffee to brew!

Happier with Gretchen Rubin
Rubin is a best selling author that writes and talks about “how to be happy” – the name says it all really!

TED Radio Hour

There’s not a corner of the world where TED talks haven’t reached. Touching on every topic known to man, there’s something here for everyone. These are some of the most inspiring, motivating & eye opening 10 minutes speeches you’ll listen to.


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