Music to Help You Concentrate and Produce While You Work at Home
Would you like to boost your concentration and increase your productivity?
Most of the people who work at home find it hard to stay focused. In a home setting there are quite a number of factors which can be distracting. From the unsorted pile of laundry to the windows that need washing. The distractions are endless.
One of the secrets to home office success could be to put some music on and turn up the volume. Yes, surprising, right? Even if you are not entirely convinced, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. Besides what is there to lose?
There are many considerations and different ways to approach your choice of songs. The important thing is to try it out. Try different times of the days, during different tasks and different music genres. You can thank us later :-)
Why does it work?
Scientists have suggested that listening to music will help you focus on your thoughts. By relaxing your mind, you are able to concentrate better. One important thing to notice, is that the music must be of a type that you like listening to.
Are there any downsides?
If your job requires you to be ready to pick up the phone at a moment’s notice, it is worth considering the music’s volume. And how fast you are able to turn it down or off if needed. Also, make sure that you’re able to hear visitors and/or deliveries at the door.
Where to find it?
There are many online channels which offer a vast variety of music which you can listen to for free. Websites, such as YouTube, contain a variety of songs ranging from classic numbers to rock music. Ready to listen playlists can also be very uplifting.
When to listen to it?
Whenever you feel your concentration levels drop, you can try to listen to a song. Pause and reflect on whether the task you need to perform requires deep concentration. Choose accordingly and consider past experiences. Enjoy getting everything done!
Will it help me?
Different people will have different ideas on what type of music to listen to according to age, background and type of job. As mentioned before, the most important thing is to enjoy the music you have on. Your work at home tasks will get done in a jiffy!
What to listen to?
Some of the favourite YouTube music to listen to here at the Surveybee’s office are:
- “Study Music Alpha Waves” for writing blog posts;
- “The 100 Most Downloaded 2004-2014” for organising the office files;
- “#Music” for sorting emails.
Even if you are not entirely convinced that it would help you to work at home, give it a try. You never know when, but music can help you produce, pay more attention to detail and perhaps even land you that new customer!