Benefits of habit “Listen to podcasts”

✓ Helps learning new things
✓ Helps develop imagination
✓ Trains your multitasking skill
✓ Helps in becoming a better listener

First step:

5 minutes per day


1. Prepare a list of podcasts in advance
2. Listen for 5 minutes per day this week
3. Next week do it 10 minutes per day
4. Keep adding extra minutes every week based on your preferences

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Set aside some time. But only do so at the beginning. Evenings are a good time to focus on podcast, but your goal should be to listen in most of situations. To form a habit, however, start doing it at the same time of day
✓ Trigger your mind. Put your earphones in a visible place to remember why they are there
✓ Let the app help. Set a reminder on this app to inform you it’s time to play that podcast
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve become a better listener, after a month go to a new city or town and play a podcast about it. It will be like an excursion with your new habit aiding you in learning more about new place
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Choose wisely. It is important to pick a type of podcast that you would be interested in. Perhaps they cover topics that you like, or offer some new view. Start from what interests you. That way, a habit will come easier.
✓ Good earphones. It is important to cancel out most of the noise so you could focus on the topic in your ear. Choose a nice pair of earphones or headphones for this activity. That will make it a bit more special.