I’ve always had a bit of a need for constant noise. Silence stresses me out, which is just awfully weird, but there you have it.
So over the years I’ve gone from constantly watching TV shows while working, to audio books, to just music in an attempt to get more done in a day, but it was never quite perfect. Even music could be enough to prevent me from fully focusing on the task at hand. And if you’re not giving something your full attention, you’re not doing it to your highest level of productivity! Yeah!
I recently came across this website that simply plays a looping track of rain sounds. And I can’t get enough of it! Seriously, I have this track playing constantly. All day. And it’s incredible how much it has helped! It instantly relaxes me, and I’ve been able to focus so much more on the task I’m doing. The result? I’m getting much more done, and am feeling more relaxed and in control. Sweet!
It seems so simple, but it’s amazing. I definitely recommend trying it out when you’re finding it hard to concentrate, or feeling stressed or anxious.
And if you’d like to read more about using music to boost your productivity, this is a great post from one of my favourite blogs, Lifehacker.
What do you listen to/watch while you work? What helps you focus?