There is so much information available to us.
When you ask friends and colleagues the question, “What are you reading?” the resulting list of replies is overwhelming. At any point in time, you can easily have a backlog of books sitting in your office, at home, in your bag, or on your device waiting for you to have the time to read them.
Now, consider podcasts.
To stay up to date on all of the trending podcasts, you would have to be tuned into one every moment of the day, unable to do anything else, let alone implement any of the lessons and advice that you learn from them.
So what’s the solution?
Enjoy the spectrum of opportunities, and “taste test” them like a buffet. In sticking with this analogy, consider doing the following:
Try some books or podcasts that start off a meal like an appetizer. Maybe that would be a quick read or listen on a topic or by an author who is new to you.
For the salad? Try something light, flavorful, and full of mental nutrition.
For the main course? Dig into some of your favorite comfort topics and block out special time for giving the content your full attention.
And finally, for dessert, read or listen to something just for fun!
Where can you find these resources?
Check Amazon’s top selling books by category. For podcasts, head to iTunes, Podcast Alley, or Spotify and check for podcasts by interest.
Spring is a great time for exploring new information.
Don’t limit yourself to just one category of resources. You need a variety of information to keep you life balanced and well-rounded. Perhaps your search for work/life integration can take a bold step by mixing up the information that you are reading and listening to.
This week, read or listen to something new and inspiring and observe the positive impact that it can have on your attitude and interests.