Are you tried of hearing me talk about podcasts yet? Don't answer that. Have you ever discovered something so cool that you immediately want to tell everyone you know? That pretty much is how I feel about podcasts. To commemorate the second and final podcast in this post Burke Does and I are also bringing you a great giveaway! Catch up on last week's post about our top podcasts to listen to here.
Give your eyes a break. Our minds are in a constant state of sensory overload. All day long we are staring at computer screens, scrolling on our phones, reading through documents at work. Our eyes get tired. It's not healthy on our eyes to have so much screen time. Also, wrinkles. Excessive squinting and scrolling can cause wrinkles (isn't that reason enough?). Give your eyes a break and use your ears. When I come home from work it's so tempting to unwind by turning on the TV. But I've noticed a huge difference in headaches, eye strain, and my sleep patterns since cutting back on screen time and opting for listening to podcasts or other activities.
Long drives will never be the same once you start listening to podcasts! Radio stations tend to play the same songs on repeat until you literally NEVER want to hear certain songs again. Podcasts bring refreshing material that will keep your interest and make trips a breeze.
I have a short attention span. One of the main reasons I struggle with consistently working out is my lack of patience and attention span. I could never jump on a treadmill with a playlist and churn out a long workout. Now I look forward to my workouts so I can tune into my "stories" and get lost for 30 minutes or an hour. I won't let myself listen to new Undisclosed episodes until my workout time!
After going to school for most of my life I thought I would never want to learn another thing again--let alone during my free time! Wrong. I've begun to realize that I'm a lifetime learner and I bet most of you are too. With podcasts you can learn new things but in a much more interesting and entertaining way than you ever did in school or with a text book. More importantly you can learn about things you want to learn! Start out with Stuff You Missed In History Class.
Where do you find inspiration? This blog is my creative outlet but often I find myself grasping at straws for new ideas. Podcasts provide an extra outlet of information to get your creative juices flowing. If you've got the entrepreneurial spirit I would check out StartUp and After The Jump! Both of these discuss issues involving building a business and After The Jump focuses on makers and how to build your brand.
Um...hello...they're FREE! Yes, that's right, almost every podcast is absolutely free to you for download. It's honestly quite amazing that such quality content is at our disposal for the taking. Having said that it's important to sponsor your favorite podcasts by giving whatever you can to make sure that they stay free!
Oh yea, I mentioned a giveaway before my spiel. We're happy to bring you a giveaway from the Ashley Shelly Shop! Fall is the perfect time to start new and get yourself organized. Who doesn't need help keeping themselves on a budget? I sure do. Countless coffees and those new shoes for Fall I just had to have can really add up! I love the idea of a budget notebook to keep up with everything and hold yourself accountable for your purchases. A lucky reader will win a Ashley Shelly Budget Notebook that includes a bills list, savings tracker, financial goals, purchase wish list, 13 full spread layouts for budgeting, a debts overview, and debt repayment plans inserts.
Be sure to hop over and check out Emilie's post as well!