Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. Tunes can be therapeutic and help relieve stress while boosting creativity. Studies have shown that certain genres can boost productivity while we work whereas others are better suited to help us block out background noise.
5 Types of Music Shown to Increase Productivity
1. Calming sounds of nature.
Flowing water can be instantly calming, hence why spas favor these soothing tones. However, experts advise avoiding the more distracting sounds of nature like animal noises.
The rhythmic sounds of reggae can actually help slow your heartbeat, uplift your spirits and elevate your mood.
3. Classical music.
The lack of words in classical music cut out the distraction while the peaceful tones can reduce stress and help you concentrate.
4. Music between 50-80 beats per minute.
Songs in the 50 to 80 beats per minute range can incite creativity without distracting your thought patterns. Think songs like;
Lauryn Hill – Superstar
Adele – Chasing Pavements
India Irie – Strength Courage & Wisdom
Bruno Mars – Our First Time
5. Your favorite playlist.
When you need to get to work on a business or house project, your favorite playlist can really help boost your mood and put you in a more positive mindset.
Who are some of your favorite artists to listen to when you need to focus? Tweet me @lorenridinger.