Monday, 22 September 2014

Podcasts and Productivity



I'm sure I've written here about a dozen different schemes I've tried to get a handle on my housekeeping.  That is one of my biggest struggles.  I don't enjoy cleaning my house, plus I didn't have a Martha-Stewart-esque example growing up, so I'm often oblivious to the dust piling up or the hot spots of clutter or the gross smudges of who-knows-what on the walls until right before we have someone over.

And having people over is happening less and less frequently.  But, quite accidentally, I may have discovered something that could help motivate me to get stuff done.

Podcasts!

Listening to something interesting gives my brain something to do as I'm scrubbing the bathroom or folding laundry.  And it's something that doesn't involve my eyes.  Have you ever noticed that folding laundry in front of the TV makes the task take three times longer?  I use a running armband while I listen, which keeps the phone secure and out of the way.

The two I've been listening to are The Art of Simple, and Sexy Marriage Radio.  And I'm looking for more shows, so feel free to post your favourites in the comments.

Unfortunately, my new-to-me iPhone 3 can't get any more iOS updates so I can't use iTunes' Podcasts app, and haven't yet found another free app that lets me manage podcasts.  So I've been listening on Safari.  Which mostly works fine.  When I'm ready to move on from this phone though, I'm pretty sure I'm switching to an Android phone.  Apple products are all too expensive, and they purposely make things outdated too quickly.  My iPod is only 2 years old and I can't get any new apps on it because of the iOS.

Ok, sorry for the rabbit trail there . . .

What podcasts do you listen to?  And what do you do while you're listening?

PS: Thanks to my friend Chelsey for letting me know about Canva, which is where I created the graphic for this post . . . too much fun!

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