I could spend all my free time on reading and movies. I would have to mix in some exercise of course so I wouldn’t balloon up to offensive lineman classification. Reading and watching movies is not exactly a great cardio workout.
I don’t have a lot of time to sit still for movies so I am behind on a long list I want to see from this year. There is also a similar list of books I want to dive into, but once again my time is limited for reading. Luckily with Audible, I can have my books read to me just like George from that hilarious Seinfeld episode. Audible is full of great books from classics to modern stuff. If you want fiction they have it in droves. They also have tons of non fiction books as well as longer programs like lectures from professors that cover material really in depth.
I listen to very few fiction books. I mainly go for non fiction works that will help me improve some area of my life. Audible has been great for this. I have learned a great deal about mindfulness by listening to a couple of traditional books there on the topic. I also really enjoyed one of their “Great Lectures” from Professor Mark W. Muesse on the subject. This lecture helped me appreciate each moment, one by one, instead of thinking of what’s next all the time.
It doesn’t matter if you are trying to learn more about a certain skill or more about yourself, there is a book or three for you on Audible. Reading can help you level up in life, work, or in a hobby. Audio books make it possible to get this knowledge on the go. Whether on a treadmill or riding in your car, you can learn while you continue on your daily path.
Of the fifteen or so books I have gotten via Audible, most have helped me in some way. A couple have been pretty tough to digest and probably deserve another listen. The three books that have helped me level up the most are as follows:
The War Of Art – This book lays out just how to create your art. It is helpful to anyone trying to “do the work.”
Practicing Mindfulness: An Introduction to Meditation – Meditation or not, this book helps you be in the moment.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking – For anyone who feels exhausted from others talking all the time, this book can help you cope with that!