Never have enough time in the day? Necessities leaving little to no time for creative thinking or planning? A problem, I think every single one of us has mentioned, either here, or on their own blogs at one point or another. A regular theme in a busy, hectic life.
Do you manage your priorities and losing out is that, what if time? The period of time where we get to wonder and muse. Too busy fitting things in to actually stop and practically plan some things ahead, to allow yourself the time to wander the corridors of future possibilities Maybe you just don’t get to keep up with the things you love. Music that allows your mind to work it’s magic or let’s not forget, that relax word.
Last week, and I know I may be late to the party, but I found two things that have increased my idea pot tenfold and has me still functioning as a writer when I normally wouldn’t be.
What are these two things I’m singing the praises of?
- I bought a cheap wireless radio transmitter thingy, that plugs into my iPhone/(iPod) and allows me to listen to it through the car radio speakers on the way to work.
- I subscribed to several podcasts including;
So, every drive, to and from work, I plugged in and away I went. I’ve had a week of doing this now. My drive to work is about 45 minutes. I have started by listening to some back podcasts of Joanna Penn from The Creative Penn. From listening to these, I created a list of various things; websites and books to look up that would be helpful to me one way or another, idea’s for the blog, ideas to keep me organised and something as simple as having my laptop on the kitchen table so I can grab ten minutes every so often, rather than just waiting until I have a bulk of time to go and sit at my desk. A whole bunch of stuff I’d have missed had I not been listening to podcasts in my car.
Whatever you’re interested in, there is a podcast or fifty out there waiting for you and you don’t even have to block off any extra of that precious time to listen and benefit from them. Podcasts can be listened to easily while you’re on the move, either in the car or on public transport.
Are you already using them? What do you listen to? I’d love to know your favourites so I can add them to my list.