As you probably know, music can have a profound impact on your mood, and depending on the style or tempo, it can leave you feeling energized, drained, or mellow.
Did you know that there are several different music and ambient noise backgrounds that can help you achieve great results based on what you wish to accomplish?
Whether you are looking for a mood boost, a way to relax and chill out, or the ideal tunes to help you with working or study time, you can find the perfect fit.
Let’s explore the best options in background music or other ambient noise for getting your work done, and done well.
Getting into serious work or study mode can be difficult. You possibly have to deal with procrastination, and once that is accomplished, getting into a focused state is ideal so that you can get the most out of your time.
In a study published in “Psychology of Music” in 2005, it was demonstrated that those who listened to music while working had higher productivity levels than those who did not. (1)
First, consider whether music with lyrics or instrumental would work better for you. According to the University of Phoenix, music with lyrics activates your brain’s language processing center, and this can be distracting. If you are trying to read, for example, your brain is trying to process the words you are hearing along with the words you are reading. This can cause struggle and conflict, and you may want to avoid it. (2)
On the other hand, listening to instrumental music can have a relaxing effect and is less distracting.
Another option to consider is using ambient sounds in the background to keep you focused, relaxed and productive all at once.
It has been found that “coffee shop sounds” are conducive to creativity and increased productivity in your work or study efforts. (3)
Here are some great websites that you can tune into for ambient sounds or a good music match to use while you are working:
It is worth experimenting to find the ideal music or ambient background for your working or studying efforts, so take some time to find the right sounds tailor-made just for you!
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