I am sure I am not the only one who just has to rock out to some rock n’ roll or chillout techno while I program or write new articles. It helps me concentrate and focus like I would never be able to do if I didn’t have music to listen to. I don’t know if it is the “noise” that makes it easier to concentrate or not, since I don’t have to focus on anything else. Anyone who is heavily into coding knows what I mean. The code, algorithms, processes and functions are usually interconnected, which means that you really have to keep track of everything you add in order for it to be optimized. I am not going to go into that whole aspect of it all, but I think it has something to do with that and how you don’t have to pay attention to anything outside of your “zone.”
What kind of music should you listen to while you are working to keep you focused? Do you have some secret “recipe” that always keeps you on the target? Maybe even a certain kind of style of music? Well, if you don’t, don’t worry. It’s not entirely too late to pick up this habit actually. All you need is a little bit of guidance, and it should be all good. You can certainly find that guidance through the infographic that Sonos put together called Working Jams: What Music Should You Listen To On The Job?
After some research, they compiled a list of music styles and put them all into categories of professions based on what people said they were listening to while working. The result is a median for what the average person is listening to while trying to focus on the job. More and more music is introduced into our working environment, but the radio is still the one thing people are listening to it seems. Maybe it is because of the news that sometimes interrupts the music itself, or maybe it is just to hear the commercials. The reasons could be many, and to write about them all here would make this article quite a lengthy one.
So if you don’t know what music to listen to, just have a look at this thing, find your profession and then see if anything in there is appealing enough for you to start listening to it. Of course it’s not a must; however, take this as what the average programmer is listening to for example. I am sure there are programmers out there who would rather listen to stuff like classical music or something in that area. Music makes for a better mood, better dedication and a more positive day overall. Well, I guess that depends on what music you end up listening to. But again, this is based on the average person.
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Via: [Daily Infographic]