More Things I’ve Learned from Podcasts

podcast_smThis is the third post in an ongoing series to offer insights I’ve gained from podcasts I’ve listened to recently. I listen to podcasts when exercising, eating lunch, or making dinner, also when traveling on long bus trips or flights.

Here are three episodes I listened to recently, along with “my takeaways” from each.

1. Happier with Gretchen Rubin – Episode 33: Try a Boot Camp – and Have You Ever Experienced a “Lightning Bolt” Change in Habits?

My takeaways on the Boot Camp topic:

A Boot Camp is not something that’s sustainable, but is good if you just want to throw all of your energy into something for a very short amount of time, and it can lead to a breakthrough. It isn’t necessarily a good way to change your habits. “A habit is something we have to do forever. A Boot Camp – a period of intense focus – can help you get into something and then, once you’re into it, then you can start working on developing the habits that can be sustainable for the long term.” Continue reading