Audiobooks for Staying Productive
11 Listens for Getting It Done While Keeping Stress Low

Whether you’re finding it difficult to manage your time or looking for core insights into creative motivation and stress-management, these practical and uplifting audio picks can help. Listen to clips below and find the method or unique project that best fits your needs.

The founders of Basecamp explore what it means to work from home and show precisely how a remote work setup can be accomplished.

“This work packs a lot of wisdom into a quick listen.”—AudioFile

Author: Ashley Neese
Read By: Ashley Neese

A simple guide to breathwork by a lauded expert that takes you through 25 simple practices for everyday situations, such as de-stressing, managing anger, falling asleep, connecting with others, and more.

With a sense of fun, and a clear idea of what’s realistic for most people, Rubin suggests dozens of manageable tips and tricks for creating a more serene, orderly environment.

“[Gretchen Rubin] delivers practical advice on storage organization and realistic ways to edit one’s possessions, including sentimental items. Overall, Rubin’s tone is reassuring and motivating. And her sunny outlook is persuasive as she guides listeners to an objective of outer order that will lead to inner calm.”—AudioFile

Author: James Clear
Read By: James Clear

Written and read by James Clear, one of the world’s leading experts on habit formation. In Atomic Habits Clear reveals strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results.

Author: Marie Forleo
Read By: Marie Forleo

From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable audio guide for becoming the creative force of your own life.

“Listeners are encouraged to participate fully in the process by completing written assignments and repeating key phrases aloud…Forleo’s no-nonsense attitude (and colorful language) is one of her appeals, and fans of her shows know she’ll be both inspiring and entertaining.”—Booklist

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

“Mike Chamberlain offers a warm, steady narration, packed with inquisitiveness and enthusiasm…Listeners will find insights and applications that can be helpful in their personal and professional lives.”—AudioFile

In this book, Vanderkam reveals the seven counterintuitive principles the most time-free people have adopted. She teaches mindset shifts to help you feel calm on the busiest days and tools to help you get more done without feeling overwhelmed.

“Hearing this Zen-like lesson on how to get more satisfaction from our time will calm listeners who strive for be productive but are never happy…With memorable case studies, this audiobook is an inspiring invitation to stand back from our crowded schedules long enough to savor whatever we’re doing and align it with the things that are important to us.”—AudioFile

From the authors of the #1 New York Times best seller Designing Your Life, this is a job-changing, outlook-changing, life-changing audiobook that shows us how to transform our work lives and create a dream job that is meaningful without necessarily changing the job we have.

Whether we are looking to write a book, make art, find new ways to address challenges in our work, embark on a dream long deferred, or simply infuse our everyday lives with more mindfulness and passion, Big Magic cracks open a world of wonder and joy.

“[Elizabeth Gilbert’s] breezy, conversational writing style matches her calm, natural, soothing, and engaging speaking voice in this title, which is part memoir and part self-help.”—Booklist

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up has revolutionized homes across the world (and become a major hit show on Netlix). With guidance on specific categories including kitchen tools, cleaning supplies, hobby goods, and digital photos, this comprehensive companion is sure to spark joy in anyone who wants to simplify their life.

“Sumalee Montano’s soothing narration beautifully complements Japanese organizing expert Marie Kondo’s Zen-like approach to decluttering homes.”—AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

With tips, solutions, and a closet-full of inspiration, this life-changing minimalist audiobook manual shows listeners that we are so much more than what we wear, and that who we are and what we have is so much more than enough.