Audiobooks continue to be the fastest growing published format and it’s no wonder given how mobile our day-to-day lives have become with the accessibility to smartphones, tablets, and wireless headphones.
Following up on our last blog titled, Surprising Benefits of Listening to Audiobooks!, we feel it appropriate to round-out the topic and provide our list of Audiobooks that promise to promote positive change in your life.
Whether you need some entertainment on-the-go, to calm your mood, something to take your mind off tackling those mundane tasks, we are confident you will want to check out this list of audiobooks below. And to make things even easier, each has an Audible.com link for easy downloading. Finally, plug in your favorite Lucid Audio device and tackle your day while taking in something positive! Happy Listening!
8 AUDIOBOOKS THAT PROMOTE POSITIVE CHANGE!
#1. 12 RULES FOR LIFE
BY: JORDAN B. PETERSON, NORMAN DOIDGE
Peterson answers the most difficult of questions of living in a modern world and uniquely combines the hard-won truths of ancient tradition with the stunning revelations of cutting-edge scientific research.
#2. THE SUBTLE ART OF NOT GIVING A F*CK
BY: MARK MANSON
Superstar blogger, Mark Manson, cuts through the minutia to show you a counterintuitive approach to living a good life by the importance of stop trying to be positive all the time so you can truly become a better, happier person.
#3. THE POWER OF HABIT
BY: CHARLES DUHIGG
Columnist, Charles Duhigg takes you to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries and distills vast amounts of information through narratives. All while explaining why habits exist and how they can be changed. Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
#4. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES: THE SECRET TO LOVE THAT LASTS
BY: GARY CHAPMAN
Whether you are in a relationship or know someone in one, this is an excellent and enlightening guide towards better understanding everyone’s unique language of love. Learn to speak and understand your partner’s love language, and in no time, you will be able to effectively love and truly feel loved in return.
#5. THE 10X RULE
BY: GRANT CARDONE
Want a step-by-step guide on how to achieve phenomenal success for yourself? The 10X Rule guides you through correctly setting goals you previously thought were impossible to achieve. Cardone’s 10X Rules promises to create unprecedented levels of happiness and satisfaction in every area of your life and shows you how to use your fear as fuel to move you into action.
#6. THE 4-HOUR WORKWEEK
BY: TIMOTHY FERRISS
Who doesn’t want to live more and work less? Enjoy the dozens of practical tips and case studies from people who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves. Included in the 4 Hour Work Week are templates for eliminating email and negotiating with bosses and clients, how to apply lifestyle principles in unpredictable economic times, and the latest tools, tricks, and shortcuts for living like a millionaire without having to be one.
#7. YEAR OF YES
BY: SHONDA RHIMES
Talented creator of television hits Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away with Murder, Shonda Rhimes, took on her sister’s challenge to say “Yes” for 1 year. In the Year of Yes, she chronicles how the powerful impact of saying “yes” for one year changed her life and how it can change yours.
#8. THE 5 SECOND RULE
BY: MEL ROBBINS
This simple rule is a one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face of holding ourselves back. Mel Robbins will assist in transforming your life with this one simple tool. The 5 Second Rule will help you become your greatest self. Want to break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt need to beat fear and uncertainty, desire to stop worrying and feel happier? It takes just five seconds.
Don’t forget to listen to these great audiobooks on your Lucid Audio device. Shop Lucid Audio’s HearBand. Our AMPED technology enables you, the listener to enjoy high definition audio without losing awareness of your surroundings. Customize your experience in real time using the ‘AND’ controls, which allow you to separately choose the volume of your music and of ambient sounds. Whether you want no outside sound or up to 9x amplification, it’s yours.
April 22nd is Earth Day!
Earth Day is the one day we are reminded we have one earth and the importance of protecting it. Most of us get overwhelmed and ask, “Does my individual actions truly make a difference?”
The answer is, YES!
Want help finding ways to celebrate eco-promoting habits with clean air, water, and land? Check out 5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day!
1. PLANT TO EAT
Yes, growing your own food can be a huge undertaking. Start out small. Pick up one (just one) packet of seeds and give it a go. Plant a few basil plants or an entire garden. You are on your way!
2. GO OUTSIDE
Earth Day is all about bringing attention to Earth and what better way than getting outside. Our earth is a beautiful and wondrous place to explore. Go for a run, hike, or walk with Lucid Audio’s Hearband™ Sport to soak in all of the wondrous and beautiful earth and nature offers while never compromising the special accompanying sounds or missing calls. Lucid Audio wants to celebrate Earth Day with you as you step outside and enjoy the sights and sounds.
3. KEEP YOUR CAR AT HOME
Leave your car at home if you can bike or carpool. The fewer cars on the road the better off we at keeping our air clean. Plus you may find yourself feeling great from the energy you receive from walking biking, or may make a new friend by carpooling.
4. PLANT A TREE
Just like picking up a packet of seeds, planting a tree is not as overwhelming as one may think. Trees are a big part of our earth, they provide oxygen and clean air. Planting one will add to the health and wellness of our world.
5. REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Earth Day is the perfect day to educate and/or reacquaint yourself with simple steps for reusing and recycling. Timetorecycle.com is a great resource for frequently asked questions pertaining to recycling. Recycling protocols differ throughout the country. Check your city’s water and waste webpage to find out which plastics are accepted for recycling in your area.
FITNESS DAY: A day created to encourage families to get active together.
Fitness Day is held the last Saturday in September every year and we have generated some ideas to get your family active. Ideas that are not just packing them up in the car and taking them to the gym.
When planning the day, you want to make sure you focus on the fun. Do not make it about exercise make it about a game or a competition. Consider these few factors when picking
• Allow every family member to pick an activity!• Don’t discourage your kids in any way with their picks unless they are truly dangerous.
• Do not discourage your children unless they pick something that is actually dangerous
• If your family doesn’t click with one activity, just pick another!
Need some ideas to get started?
- “Capture the Flag”
- Flag Football
- Squirt Gun/Nerf Gun Wars
- Slip-N-Slide, Pool Games like “Marco Polo”
Keep it fun! And remember to make sure that everyone stays moving.