Sometimes, we need a new activity or hobby to try. Listening to music and watching Netflix are great ways to pass the time, but sometimes it’s good to give your eyes a rest. I’ve been an Audible listener for nearly two years. Listening to audiobooks has kept me occupied whenever I go on long trips, commute to work, or complete chores. It also helps me wind down after a long day. It has been challenging to find the time to sit down and read a book with my busy schedule. Listening to audiobooks makes it easier, and there are books I don’t want to put down. Here are some of the benefits that come with listening to audiobooks.
1. It helps improve your concentration.
I have struggled with concentrating on the simplest things since elementary school. I would do anything to improve it. Ever since I became an Audible member, I’ve noticed that I can focus longer and capture the moments.
2. It helps with broadening your vocabulary.
I’m currently not in school. So, I try to make an effort to continue learning and expanding my vocabulary. Whenever I hear a new word, I write it down in a notebook along with the definition.
3. It’s better than watching TV.
Watching TV is entertaining, but you’re usually sitting down. When you listen to an audiobook, you don’t have to sit. In fact, you can do many tasks such as emptying the dishwasher, taking a walk, or folding laundry – all while listening to your favorite book.
4. It helps expand your imagination.
Have you ever watched a show or movie, based on a book and were disappointed with the results or casting? Watching TV can limit your creativity. When listening to an audiobook, you let your imagination run wild. You can picture all the surroundings and characters’ appearances. Listening to a book allows you to imagine what you want to see.
5. It’s a great way to unwind.
Listening to an audiobook doesn’t require a great amount of effort. At the end of a long day, you can just lay down and close your eyes while you listen to a new book.
Listening to audiobooks and reading books aren’t the same. Indulging in audiobooks allowed me to expand my mind by listening to fascinating stories. I highly recommend trying it out for yourself. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a new hobby. Happy listening!
If you are sold on audiobooks now but don’t know where to start here is the top audiobooks to listen to for 2021.