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Despite knowing the benefits of audiobooks, like multitasking, accessibility, we sometimes struggle to find time to listen to them. And it seems quite unproductive to just listen to an audiobook & stare at a wall. And we get confused about what to do while listening to audiobooks.
So here are the 31 best things to do while listening to audiobooks. You can do these things without hampering your listening experience.
These 31 things can be fit into three common categories we can do while listening to an audiobook. Those three categories are as follow-
Let’s start with different activities you can do while listening to audiobooks that fall into the Commuting or traveling category.
When you ask “What to do while listening to audiobooks?” Driving to work is the first thing that comes to my mind. It’s common and one of the most productive things to do while driving or commuting to work by bus, train, or car. Anyways, who wants to feel bored during the traffic jam or long train commute? So grab the audiobook and start listening.
Whether you’ve arrived early or experienced a flight day & walking here and there to pass your time, listening to an audiobook is the most productive thing you can do!
Sometimes a long flight journey doesn’t seem to have an end. You start wondering when the destination comes, staring outside the window or at other people makes you feel bored. This is the best time to open your audiobook app & start listening to an awesome audiobook.
If you live in high population cities, you will experience waiting in queues quite often at places like petrol stations, bus stops, malls, etc. Rather than staring at random, it’s always better to put on your earphones and listen to your favorite audiobook! Here are some more things to do at the airport.
Listening to an audiobook while doing repetitive workouts in the gym is the best experience I’ve ever had! It’s like you are training your muscles as well as your mind at the same time. But make sure you select the right type of audiobooks while doing exercise. I choose to prefer fiction audiobooks as it doesn’t require much attention and I can easily focus on the workout.
Running on the ground or on the cardio machine requires effort and becomes painful after some time. Music or Audiobooks makes it easier to distract me from the pain and help me easily complete my goal for a particular day.
Walking with friends in the garden? Make your walking time more productive by listening to audiobooks while jogging or walking. It’s one of the best things to do while listening to audiobook
Hiking is another great form of exercise. It’s also an awesome thing to do while listening to audiobooks. You get some great views while listening to the stories from the audiobook. It’s a win-win situation.
Do you love yoga? Next time try to do it while listening to an audiobook. And let me know your experience in the comment section!
If you have a dog, a cat, or a pet then listening to an audiobook while walking them can be a great experience for both of you.
Audiobooks can really help you to fall asleep. Listening to the audiobooks while falling asleep is a great experience. But you should choose the right kind of book. I prefer to choose books that have some sort of stories like a book Who Moved My Cheese or Chop Wood Carry Water or Unposted Letter. These books are in story format, require less attention, and can help you to fall asleep easily!
If you are stressed out at work or just want to relax for some time, then listening to an audiobook can be a good option for you.
Cooking is a daily activity. It’s repetitive so you can easily fit listening to an audiobook into it.
We all like to spend time in our gardens. What if you start listening to an audiobook while gardening? Isn’t it a great combination?
Who likes cleaning houses? For me, it’s the most boring thing I can ever do! Still, I try to make it less boring by listening to my favorite author.
Like cleaning the house, you can listen to audiobooks while washing dishes. Just make sure your headphones don’t slip into the sink.
Listen to audiobooks while organizing a bookshelf.
Although I would not recommend listening to an audiobook while eating but if you do watch
Television while eating then it’s always better to replace TV with an Audiobook.
If you are someone who likes to spend a lot of time taking shower then listening to an audiobook while showering can be a great option. Usually, I end my shower within 20 minutes, so I prefer to not take my mobile into the bathroom. Also, make sure your earphones are waterproof or listen to audiobooks without earphones in the shower.
If you are enjoying playing with kids then you have the option of listening to the kid’s audiobooks. You and your kids can both have fun as well as learn. So listening to an audiobook while playing with kids is a great thing to do.
Painting a house requires a lot of effort. You can make it easy by putting on your headphones and listening to an awesome audiobook or a podcast or music. Considering the time required to paint a house, you can easily finish listening to a full audiobook. Isn’t it a great use of time?
It’s great to have a hobby. More to that, it’s often a good use of time if you listen to audiobooks while working on your hobbies like woodcraft or painting.
You go to Salon or Spa quite often. So why not build a habit of listening to audiobooks while at the salon or spa. It can be a good use of your time.
Doing a massage is one of the relaxing things to do. You can listen to an audiobook of a self-help book like Unposted Letter or listen to a summary of chop wood carry water, which can make you more relaxed!
Some people work in a machine shop or they work as a data entry then it has many repetitive tasks to do. So it’s always better to buzz through audiobooks and podcasts like crazy!
I’ve found that reading and listening to an audiobook is the best way to get the most out of a book. You can set the speed to 1.5X & go quickly through the book, it will help you in reading books much faster.
I remember the hours I used to spend doing meaningless homework at college and school. If I did have an audible subscription at that time, I’ve listened to a bunch of audiobooks while doing the homework.
The terrace is the best place to spend some time alone. You can just sit and relax as well as listen to an audiobook.
Grab your best coffee & your favorite audiobook. Do you need anything else?
Do you like shopping so much? You can make it more productive by listening to an audiobook while shopping.
Another idea of what to do while listening to an audiobook is to listen to audiobooks while playing a game. If you are playing a game that doesn’t require much attention then you can easily listen to audiobooks.
What are your favorite things to do while listening to audiobooks? I would love to be here in the comments section.