What to do While Listening to Audiobooks


Audiobooks are some of the best things ever in my opinion.  You can listen to a story while doing other things and giving your eyes a rest.  Sometimes, if the narrator is good, it can even be more enjoyable than reading the traditional way.  There is one problem with audiobooks, though.  It can be difficult to know what to do while listening to them.  You want to do something so that you’re not just sitting there, staring at the wall while you listen, but you don’t want to do something that will distract you from the story.

To help you out with this problem, I’ve made a list of things I like to do while listening to audiobooks!  Hopefully you’ll get some ideas from my list!

Play an app on your phone

While this isn’t the most productive thing you can do, it is good, because it won’t distract you too much.  Some games I’ve played while listening to audiobooks are Candy Crush and Best Fiends.  Basically any kind of puzzle game that doesn’t really have a story works well!


Another game I’ve played while listening to audiobooks is Sudoku.  This might not be for everybody, because it does take a little more concentration than a game like Candy Crush, especially if you’re doing more difficult ones.  If that doesn’t bother you, though, I would definitely suggest doing this!  I always enjoy it and find it relaxing!


While no one likes cleaning, unfortunately it’s just something you have to do sometimes.  The good news is that listening to an audiobook while you tidy up is not only a great way to get some reading in but a great way to distract yourself from the monotony of cleaning up.

Drive (commute)

If you have a long drive to get to school/work (or have to walk/take public transportation a long way), listening to an audibook is the perfect way to pass the time.  It will make those boring morning and afternoon hours much more bearable!

Pamper yourself

Sometimes you just need to do something like paint your nails or put on a nice face mask.  Listening to an audiobook while you do this is the perfect way to help you wind down after a long day/week, and you won’t be too distracted to keep up with the story.

Put on makeup

If you wear makeup, you know that the process can take awhile sometimes.  It can also be a little boring.  That time is perfect for listening to an audiobook.


Let’s face it.  Working out is horrible.  It’s exhausting, makes you tired, and results in sore muscles and sweat.  But, it’s also good for you.  Whether you’re going to go on a run, lift some weights, or just do some squats from the comfort of your home, listening to an audiobook will distract you from how much you hate what you’re doing in that moment.


Now, I don’t cook that much.  Everyone else in my family takes care of that, and I’m honestly not that good at it anyway.  Even simple things like rice are difficult for me.  But, I can imagine that if you were good at cooking unlike me, that it would be a great time to listen to an audiobook!

So there you have it!  I hope this list has helped you!  What do you do while listening to audiobooks?  I would love to know!

Thanks for reading!


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