Listening to music with lyrics is generally appropriate only when doing monotonous tasks only. But again, avoid melancholic tracks as they might dampen spirits and reduce productivity. Opt for something light and uplifting to maintain a positive and energized work atmosphere.
Selecting the right music for specific tasks can significantly boost efficiency and creativity. If your client desires a bold, energetic website design, consider listening to some rock instrumentals. For a website aesthetic that is more elegant and refined, classical music is the way to go.
I often listen to music while working, as it reduces the feeling of a sterile work environment, making it more comfortable and stimulating. But when I need to have a clear focus, I don’t always choose classical or ambient-type music. Often, d’n’b and rock music work absolute magic for me.
Keep in mind that However, preferences vary, so if you’re not working alone, it’s important to consider the individual preferences of each party involved.
My other tips to work with music in the background include:
- Create playlists. Make time for crafting different playlists for different tasks. One for brainstorming, one for coding, one for graphic design, etc.
- Keep the volume down. Music should never be a distraction. Have a loud party after you finish that great project.
- Experiment with genres. While I've suggested that classical, ambient, and natural music generally work best, this may not be the case for you. Explore different types of music; they can lead to unexpected bursts of creativity.
- Consider using headphones. Do you find the sounds around you distracting, which is why you listen to music while working in the first place? Don’t forget to use headphones, as they will cancel the surrounding noise and keep you focused. If you don’t want to listen to anything at all, consider the noise-canceling ones.
Until next time,