After posting about my 4 favorite podcasts to listen to, many of you have asked me when I find time to listen to podcasts.
First, here are two things that help me not have information overload:
1. Only subscribe to your absolute favorites.
There is SO much great information out there, but you can’t consume it all. Don’t feel like you have to even try! Just subscribe to your absolute favorites and don’t worry about what else you might be missing out on.
Not all podcasts are for everyone. Find what feeds you, find what inspires you, find what you love and enjoy and stick with those — even if it’s different than what
2. Only listen to topics that interest you.
I stick to listening to podcasts on topics I find inspiring or that I’m interested in learning more about. This changes from time to time and that’s okay.
Focus on the information you need right now for where you are. If I find that a podcast is making me feel like I need to add a bunch of extra to-do’s to my list, I usually take that as a sign that I need to stop listening.
Here are some simple and practical ways I find time to listen to podcasts each day:
- Listen while you’re getting ready in the morning. I usually always listen to something while getting ready (showering/blow drying my hair/putting on makeup, etc.) each morning.
- Listen while you’re working out. When I’m exercising, my brain seems to come alive. It’s a great time to stimulate it!
- Listen while you’re cleaning. I have started to love cleaning, because I get to listen to podcasts while I’m doing it!
- Listen while you’re doing simple tasks online. If I’m doing something that doesn’t require a lot of brain space — like scheduling posts on Facebook or pinning pins — I can listen while working.
- Listen while you’re driving. I often sit my phone in the seat next to me and listen while I drive.
- Listen while you’re doing handwork. I love adult coloring books, knitting, and embroidery. It’s so relaxing to turn on something to fill my mind and feed my soul while I do these things that make me happy and relaxed.
- Listen while you’re going to sleep. This is one that wouldn’t work for everyone. I feel like it’s better to go to bed quietly and not stimulate your mind. However, if I have trouble going to sleep because my mind is racing, I’ll often listen to a podcast that will relax me or shut my brain off so that I can fall asleep.
How do you find ways to listen to podcasts throughout the day? I’d love to hear!