Super relevant post because I am currently listening to my first audiobook of 2019. 2019 resolutions who?
Look, forget my last post
back in 2018 oops saying how much we don’t get along, I still managed to buy quite a few of them.
And I get it: your
or my let’s be real mind tends to blank, leaving you 10 paragraphs ahead of where you thought you were.
I personally have no time to actually listen to them. You could say listening to them while doing chores, on break, in the car/bus/plane/train/etc….
Keep in mind- great suggestions that I do use occasionally...I know it looks easy. But when you have someone in your life who talks a lot and has that one earphone in, one earphone out rule because you may miss something that they said that was definitely important
no shade mom I love you it’s kind of difficult.
But then there’s the intimidation that audiobooks have. Thirteen hours???? Slow reading??? 30% more brain power is being used???
SO, here are some tips on how to stay focused from someone who can’t stay focused.
I’m not being sarcastic, you don’t want to be cooking dinner, get to that part in the book and you not only burn you arm, you burn your food.
This is my main form of staying focused, especially with books that are formatted with interviews and files and transcripts
cough cough Illuminae cough.
But, I’m reading along… can’t get more focused than that, right????
Don’t listen for long periods
I’m still kind of iffy on this point, I know my brain will occasionally turn to mush, I’ll miss chunks of the story and I am too lazy to go back and relisten.
And I know when I listen or read a bit a day, especially when I’m clearly in a slump, it makes me feel more productive and kind of pulls me out of said slump??
But, sometime, I will binge an entire audiobook in one go. It depends on your mood and how short the book is in general, so do you boo.
Choose your Genre
The Book Stop mentions a podcast, What Should I Read Next that talk about genres that work in the audio format, but that made me realize… most of the books I listen to are Sci-fi. As a matter of fact… They’re 99% of the time full cast, with sound effects and 20 million years long.
And I know I couldn’t listen to any Contemporaries, or Romances, but I know people who could. So find what works for you.