Productive Distractions AKA Election Week Avoidance Tactics

October 29, 2020

So in the past 7 months, I have fully embraced my Enneagram 7-ness, which includes my inherent rejection of boredom. Literally, if it’s boring, I just will find every reason not to do it.

In the past, podcasts and audiobooks were primarily reserved for my 1-2 hour daily, Southern California commute. Since I’ve been primarily homebound since precisely March 17th, audiobooks have taken on a whole new life in my life.

Lately, with certain stressful situations happening all around us (AHEM election day amidst a global pandemic… among other things). Lately, meditation, yoga, even other activities feel stressful and daunting. It is just such a weird world we are living in. Shopping, and wandering around Target just doesn’t have the same appeal as it once did. Seeing people in masks, keeping constant social distance, literally dodging less cognizant people to keep distance– it’s exhausting!

When I have to run errands, or just shut down for while, I love throwing on an audiobook to keep me distracted. Audible actually has this really awesome feature where you get access to all kinds of educational material in addition to your monthly audiobook.

Do you want to know my favorite thing to do when it comes to distracting myself? This might seem like common sense, but doing the dishes or my normal chores while putting on a self-development book or a memoir read by the author is SUCH an escape. It’s the perfect escape but usually if you get distracted a little bit bc you turned the vacuum on and your dog decided it was time for WW3, you don’t have to worry that you missed something crucial causing you more inadvertent stress.

Keeping up with all the new books is a tough hobby! People always ask me how I can keep up with my reading schedule. When it’s time to sit down and chill, I prefer to read the cuddly fiction books. But there are so many opportunities to learn and self-develop yourself (lol) while walking around “cleaning”.

HOT TIP: Turn you speed up to 1.5x and learn even faster!

Here are two AMAZINGLY perfectly distracting books to enjoy during election season that I absolutely LOVE. Plus, if you use my code you get to try them FOR FREEEEEE.

The first is YOU ARE A BADASS AT MAKING MONEY: Mastering the Art of Wealth by Jen Sincero. If you prefer to read it in book form, I will link it below. I am loving listening to this book, I am just about halfway through and it is the perfect mix of magic and tangible action. It is so engaging and really puts some weight behind all the “mindset” stuff we see everywhere. I can’t wait to read her other books. It’s one of the only things that have taken my mind off our current…. situation….

This next book was the ULTIMATE escape. I grew up in the early 2000s and so Jessica Simpson was one of the three popstars my friends and I grew up worshiping. (You can guess the other two). Honestly, I got so into this audiobook, narrated by our girl Jess herself, that I actually found more things to walk around and clean just so I could listen more. I am not even going to include the link to the regular book, because honestly you just have to listen to this one. THE JOHN MAYER GOSSIP ALONE IS WORTH IT.

You can listen to both of these books for free if you use the following link!

Try Audible and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Do you guys have any favorite audiobooks? Let me know in the comments!

PS: I may get an affiliate commission if you use my links to purchase products.

Thanks for reading my friends!

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