Podcasts are a great way to keep the learning and entertainment going on in your life, no matter where you are. Also, podcasts and audiobooks are wonderful ways to learn something new, and be educated on any particular topic ranging from finance, gardening, music, celebrity trends. You name the topic and there will certainly be a podcast on it.
Having said that, sometimes it is nice to keep yourself occupied while you are listening to a podcast. In one of our earlier posts, we covered 10 things to do when listening to music. This time, our team of experts has put together an elaborate list of things to do when listening to a podcast. Keep on reading to find out more.
8 Interesting Things to Do When Listening to a Podcast – You'll Love Them!
Let's get started with 8 things to keep you occupied when listening to a podcast.
1. Check Your Emails and Social Media
While listening to a podcast, a great thing to do is to attain “Inbox Zero.” Inbox Zero checking all and any emails, messages or texts that you may have missed out in your busy day-to-day schedule. If you have any pending emails to check, or any emails you need to schedule for the week, this is a great time to do it. You will be surprised at how many messages and emails you may have overlooked!
Get in touch with your friends and families, or anyone you haven’t been in touch with for a while. Make the most of the time, and get socializing!
2. Get That Body Moving
Let’s be real; working out and exercising is a lot more tougher when you have nothing to distract you from the pain. Some people enjoy listening to music or watching their favorite TV show when they are working out. Others prefer working out in silence (we are not really sure how they manage to do this; we have never been able to).
Another great thing to keep you occupied and concentrated while working out is listening to a podcast. It will help you not only be entertained but also helps you make the most of your time when you are working out.
If you have a dog, take them outside for a walk. Not only will you get some fresh air and exercise, but your dog will be more than happy to spend some quality time with you on a walk. It is a win-win scenario, clearly!
No matter whether you walk, drive or take the public transport to work, you will agree that listening to podcasts on your way to the office and back home is a great way to put you in the right mindset.
Listening to a podcast on your way to work is a great way to pass time, while also making the most of it. You will be motivated at the beginning of the day, and be able to establish a tone of productivity. On your way back home, listening to podcasts grants you a great way to rewind and settle into your evening.
If you are someone who uses public transport for your commute to and from work, you know how monotonous and boring the journey can become. Listening to a podcast on your journey can make your commute more interesting and entertaining.
4. Get Done With Your Household Chores
Chores. The very word speaks boredom and sends a shiver down the spine, doesn’t it? Cleaning, cooking, dusting, doing the laundry – these are things you will seldom find entertaining and fun.
A great way to add some spark and spice when you are doing your weekly household chores is to listen to your favorite podcast. It’s educational, it’s entertaining and it’s a great way to help you get done with your household chores in a jiffy.
You could get done with your laundry, clean up your wardrobe or iron your clothes as well while listening to a podcast.
5. Grab a Drink
Sometimes, the best way to enjoy and listen to a podcast is to do absolutely nothing. Pour yourself your favorite drink and sit back and relax. Listen to the podcast of your choice while sipping on your favorite beverage – trust us, it’s the most soothing experience you will have.
Nothing feels better than unwinding after a long, busy day at work with your favorite beverage in your hand and your favorite podcast playing in the background. Sounds like the perfect evening to us!
6. Bring Out the Artist in You
Experts in our team believe that listening to a podcast can help put you into a creative mind space. It’s a great time to be productive in terms of creativity. If you enjoy drawing, sketching or painting, you will find that the artist within you comes alive effortlessly when you are listening to a podcast.
Not only are drawing and painting good ways of relaxing, but you will also find that they allow you to be productive, once you are done.
7. Enjoy a Meal
With our busy work schedules, we often only find time for a quick breather during our lunch breaks. Whether you are working from home or at your place of work, you will agree that you barely find any time to slow down for a bit and take a break.
If you want to take a break and relax for a few minutes, listening to a podcast while having a meal not only makes good use of your time, but sets a tone of productivity for the rest of your day.
8. Listen to the Podcast Intently
Settle down in a comfortable chair and play your favorite podcast. You may find that to make the most of it, it’s best not to do anything and carefully listen and take in everything the podcast, or audiobook, has to offer.
Often, you will find that the podcasts provide you with valuable and insightful information, while also being entertaining. Take a notepad and jot down any new learnings that you make. This might be any information that you want to revisit and read again later.
There is an endless list of things you could when listening to a podcast. You could play your favorite podcast while riding a bicycle. This way, you get your weekly dose of exercise, sunshine and a great podcast to accompany you on the ride.
If you are into health and fitness, but rigorous exercise like cycling and running isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you can try doing yoga while listening to a podcast.