There is nothing like an amazing song to get you pumped up for a special event, am I right? I love how music can lift me up or speak to different moods. When I was living in Nashville, I learned a lot about music and even more about how music can greatly enhance my productivity – and make my work-from-anywhere business so much more enjoyable!
Why Is Music So Awesome?
Ever been to a cafe, working diligently, and notice how the music plays into the ambiance and your productivity? Or need to get revved up for a night out, so you put on your favorite dance tunes? Or how a soundtrack can make or break a movie?
These are just some of the examples I have of how music plays a pivotal role in our daily lives. From blasting our favorite songs on our iPods, desktops, in the car or out with friends – music is a MUST when it comes to setting the mood.
Before I share my favorite playlist to get me ready for my work day, I wanted to learn more about why music plays such an important role in our lives. Turns out, there’s a lot of information out there so I’m going to break down the most important factors that speak to entrepreneurs specifically.
Music increases your mood. Modern studies argue that it isn’t the music we listen to but how we respond to that music that matters most. Listening to music that gets you in a good mood can increase your productivity overall.
Music makes repetitive tasks fun. Some studies have shown that more mundane, repetitive tasks get done faster and with more efficiency with music in the background, versus creative and in-depth projects which require more concentration.
Ambient music may be best. Turns out there is a sweet spot when it comes to the noise level of the music you listen to. Moderate noise level seems to do the best when it comes to creativity and project completion, where too much noise distracts and pulls away from good work. Perhaps that’s why some of my favorite entrepreneurs say they get their best work done at cafes!
Different music works for different results. While some studies have shown that listening to music with lyrics works well for intense workouts, they also show that more immersive tasks should have no lyrics at all. Listening to words while attempting to create, write or edit work can be counterproductive to your end goal.
Now that you know a little bit more about music, I’ve created a playlist that can be great for getting your day started or when you need a little pick me up in the afternoon slump. Maybe you’ve got a big client call coming up or you need to blast through a bunch of mundane, administrative tasks. This playlist will get you pumped, confident and ready for success!
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