I have music on pretty much every second I’m awake and especially while I’m working. When in university I took the advice to listen to classical music while studying and found it was actually helpful. Mostly because I needed sound to block out the noise of the surrounding university dorm rooms, but there are studies suggesting that it does actually help as a study aid. This article quotes a study published in France saying “that the music put students in a heightened emotional state, making them more receptive to information.”
Though I didn’t mind classical, I managed to find my own perfect music to make me more receptive. Call it trip-hop, electronic instrumentals, post-rock. Call it whatever. Here’s a 30 min playlist to get you focussed into your work.
Let us know any artists or tracks you listen to while working. We always love to discover new music.