One of the most well-read people I know makes his living as a window washer. How does he make time for reading? Audiobooks.
It's been at least three years since he told me about this. Only this year did I follow his example.
I'd noticed that I was always too tired in the evening to read books for work. At 9 p.m. I'll choose Harry Potter over Thinking Fast and Slow any day. Yet, it was really important to me to keep up my professional development through reading.
Meanwhile, I was struggling with how much housework there is to do on the farm. I love living here; the only downside is a farm's worth of dirty laundry, dirty floors and made-from-scratch food prep.
I remembered my friend's trick and inspiration struck. I started listening to audiobooks while cooking and doing chores. I loved feeling doubly productive. I've already "read" seven professional books this fall that I wouldn't have otherwise. They've directly supported my work and led to many new ideas.
Plus, you can download many audiobooks for free from your local library.
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