It’s a great day to be productive and you’re all pumped up to get some work done. Then all of a sudden, your brain just stopped, refusing to function and cooperate. And adding your regular cup of coffee just wouldn’t do.
“What seems to be the problem?”
“Is there something wrong with me?”
Does this scenario look all too familiar? Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with you! This happens to everyone, and you just need a little boost. And that boost comes in the form of music. Numerous scientific studies have proven how listening to the right playlist can help you hustle and get work done.
With the growing number of playlists and music channels on streaming apps like Spotify, Pandora and 8tracks, it’s easy to get lost and spend precious hours just finding the right ones to listen to, which is counterproductive!
So we did the digging for you! Here are some playlists that can boost your productivity, many of which have been personally vetted by some AwayTeam staff.
You don’t need to be a student to enjoy this playlist of electronic beats. Because these are mostly comprised of automatic, wordless music, you won’t get easily distracted and sing along. These songs can transport you into a more focused state that enables you to get things done.
If you love nature and long for sunshine, the beach or the forest, but are unfortunately land-locked with work, then this is the perfect playlist for you. The relaxing sounds from Mother Nature can stimulate your brain to concentrate better while drowning out any surrounding noise.
The Mozart effect is a well-known theory that has been supported by numerous research. Listening to Mozart, or any classical music from Bach or Mozart for instance, can improve intelligence and visual attention. Give it a shot and reap the benefits of a productive day.
The music that we hear in a movie or a video game can have a different purpose, besides alerting us if something epic is about to go down. Whether it’s tunes from the Legend of Zelda or musical scoring by Hans Zimmer, these can activate your brain cells and focus your mind on the task at hand.
Who doesn’t love Beyoncé or Coldplay? If you’re not one of those people, then you should at least give them a try. Their music will not only entertain you, but also keep you pumping up to do work. You can also look for other pop artists or bands for more variety.
So open your Spotify app, or head on over to YouTube, choose the playlist of your choice and start cranking up the volume. You can put on your headphones or blast the music out of the speakers of your laptop.
What kinds of music do you listen to when you work? Let us know in the comments below!