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Why I don’t Listen to Music While Driving

One of the most valuable parts of your day is your daily commute. Do not squander your time listening to music!

I used to commute from Los Angeles to Milpitas on school breaks and holidays to visit my folks while I was in college and sometimes driving a semi tow truck near me. Spotify and other music streaming services did not exist back then. Smartphones didn’t even exist back then. It wasn’t simple downloading hundreds of music and having them ready for the journey. During our travel, we depended on CDs and excellent company to keep us occupied.

I realized how much of our day is spent driving. Why don’t we make better use of that time? In my automobile, instead of listening to music, I either listen to educational content such as podcasts, seminars, and audiobooks, or I just sit in solitude!

Silence

The most amazing aspect of driving a vehicle is that it is possible to do it in complete quiet. It may be unsettling at first, but you will come to enjoy everything around you after a time.

These quiet rides provide you the time and space to think about answers to your difficulties and to be creative. My quiet journeys to Los Angeles have inspired some of my finest Toastmasters talks.

Make the Most of Your Free Time!

You should not be distracted by your phone or other reading materials while driving. Your ears are the only thing you can use for free. Why not take advantage of the situation?

Consider spending a year at a wilderness retreat. Books and toys abound in the cottage. Would you rather spend your time creating artwork on the walls or reading and becoming intelligent if you had all the time in the world?

Make the most of your time. During your regular commute, listen to podcasts, lectures, and audio books. You’ll learn a lot in that time, and you may speed up your learning by listening to the audio at 1.5 times the normal pace.

Try sitting in your automobile with no clothes on. Your mind will begin to work overtime, and you will come up with some incredible ideas!