The time you spend commuting to work may be a hassle, but that doesn’t mean it cannot be productive. Listening to audio books while you’re commuting can be an easy way to stay on top of the latest career, self-help and motivational content that can improve your life and your job.
Here’s a roundup of 10 audio books that will transform the time you spend stuck in traffic into valuable time each day.
Spark a better career and a better life with this intuitively written guide by Danielle LaPorte. She is a genius at crafting books that speak genuinely while educating us on how to set and achieve goals — and pretty much excel at anything. (Amazon, $24)
Richie Norton will inspire you to go beyond your boundaries and create a career that engages and delights you. Even if you have some big dreams for your life that may seem silly, you'll be inspired as you listen. (Amazon, $15)
Sheryl Sandberg’s book has special advice for women in the work world — and inspires us to take control and speak up in our professional and personal lives. Are you approaching situations in your life with a "lean in" attitude? She'll help you do that. (Amazon, $20)
Laura Vanderkam sets out some examples of ways that successful people use mornings to excel in their lives. Looking for some practical advice to do more at home and in the office? This book offers some good insights into time management. (Amazon, $3)
You might have heard of this book, but if you haven’t read it, you’re missing out on the good stuff. Gretchen Rubin is a busy mom who tackles an overhaul on her life. She sets out to overcome tasks and be able to relish moments with her family more, offering practical tips for how to do so as well as engaging dialogue about women who lead busy lives. (Don’t miss her website, which is full of inspiring blog posts and other resources.) (Amazon, $24)
Have a dream in your life? Harvard blogger Whitney Johnson says we can each achieve greater happiness when we focus on our dreams and others in our lives. She teaches women a three-step model for success and fulfillment. (Amazon, $18)
Who says a routine isn't good? Charles Duhigg shares how to make habits stick — and work for you. Whether it's creating a simplified daily schedule or accomplishing a goal, this will help you get things done. (Amazon, $21)
Brené Brown is a gifted storyteller who will inspire you to embrace your own vulnerabilities and differences and propel them to improve all aspects of your life. She’s a delight to listen to, which is why she easily made this list. (Amazon, $18)
Crystal Paine explains how we can ease stress, get more sleep and enjoy life more. Sounds like a dream, doesn't it? She doesn’t believe in living a stressed, overwhelming life — and shows us how we can break free from “survival mode” as well. (Amazon, $13)
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