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Do you want more? When do you listen to music do you want more of it? Music is a powerful tool that can do many things. It has an effect on mood, and it can even be used as a distraction from pain. Recent studies have shown that people who listen to music while they work are happier in their jobs than those who don’t. But what if listening to music could do something else for you? What if the right kind of song could do something even better than make your day better or distract you from a headache?
How would that feel like? That’s one of the many questions we’ll answer today when we talk about how listening to the right kind of music can help increase productivity at work and improve your mood.
Some people do it by listening to music while they work, but what if you could do it without having any distractions from the task at hand? We’ll explore how this is possible and why music can be a powerful tool for improving your life in general. It’s not just about making you happier or more productive–it’s also good for mind and body health!
One of the many benefits of listening to music is that it can do wonders for your mood and improve how you’re feeling in general. This has been proven by a number of studies over the years, including one published just last year by researchers from McGill University in Canada. They found that listening to fast-paced songs improved participants’ performance on tasks involving continuous mental work–such as reading or editing text–whereas slowness had a negative effect on them. That’s because energetic music provides us with an extra boost we need when we have these more complicated tasks at hand, whereas slow tempo tunes seem to help our brains relax after long periods focused on intense mental labor.
What do I do if I want some good background music?
If you want to do your homework and have some good background music, do both at the same time. Or go for a walk while listening to an audiobook on your phone or an audio book from Audible. If you’re cooking dinner in the kitchen, set up Pandora with a “Cooking” station so that it plays songs while you cook! This way, not only will you be getting creative tastes ready but also adding more variety for yourself (and whoever’s eating them) by having new tunes accompany every meal.
I do this a lot. I do my homework while listening to music on Youtube or Spotify and it’s really helpful for me because when I’m doing something that requires focus, the more relaxing tunes seem to help with getting back into an easy mindset after long periods of mental labor. These would be some songs that are good for studying: “Moon River” by Andy Williams; “Walking in Memphis” by Marc Cohn; “The Sound Of Silence” by Simon & Garfunkel; and “No Woman No Cry (Live)” by Bob Marley.
To find these types of slow tempo tunes, do what i do–go straight to your go-to playlist! If you have a Pandora account already set up, do a search for “relaxing songs” or “study music.” Then, scroll down to the genre section and select “slow tempo pop”, which will give you some of my favorite artists like Norah Jones, The Beach Boys, Radiohead.
This playlist is especially good because it has all types of slow-tempo tunes in one place–it’ll be hard not to find something you’re into! And if that doesn’t do the trick, try out any kind of moody indie band: Bon Iver; Adele; Death Cab For Cutie. Try creating your own custom list with these bands on Spotify by going here: bit.ly/spottuneslist.