I know, I know. None of us want to exercise. But, if you're listening to that book you've been dying to read, this is the perfect way to motivate yourself. And, you'll have so much more fun on a walk, run, or bike ride!
This follows the same concept with the exercising. Bonus points if you're cleaning your bookshelf!
3. Do a Puzzle
A puzzle is a great way to occupy your mind while listening to a story. Your brain doesn't have to focus on completing a task, but it occupies the visual part of your mind while the auditory part is free to take in the story.
4. Fall Asleep
I haven't tried this for myself, but I do know that a lot of people swear by it. They set a timer on the audiobook, and snuggle down. This way, there is no physical act of reading keeping you awake, and you are more likely to get more sleep. (Rather than staying up until four in the morning for one more chapter.)
5. While Getting Ready in the Morning/at Night
I think I will start doing this. While you're getting ready in the morning, put on an audiobook. Nothing is more mindless in my day than getting dressed or brushing my teeth.
6. In the Car
Instead of listening to music on your way to work, listen to a story instead. You'll be amazed at how many books you will get through by not doing anything differently.
What's your go-to task when listening to audiobooks? Let me know in the comments!
While she turns on an audiobook,
I've never listened to an audiobook before, and I have to say it's a totally different experience. When you read a book, the story definitely takes place in your head. When you listen, it seems to happen in a little cloud all around it, like a fuzzy knit cap pulled down over your eyes"
9/18/2016 07:26:02 am
I've only listened to one audiobook. It was not memorable and something from the "Share Bookshelf" in the teachers' lounge. I listened to it on my commute and was surprised that it didn't make me sleepy. So... You've made me think that I need to download one to try on my walks this winter. (As long as nature gives me sounds, theirs are my preferred soundtracks for my walks.) I get two free downloads from Audible, so I'm diving in. I love reading your blog. We would have been best friends in high school.
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Ashton is a high school girl with a passion for books. She also participates in other activities such as sports and musical groups.
2019 Reading Challenge
Ashton has read 1 book toward her goal of 50 books.