Are you the type of person who prefers working with music? Music has been used for millennia to make work more interesting and help people stay on track. However, it wasn’t until much more recently that science started explaining why so many people prefer music in their work day. Essentially, this has to do with how our brains process new stimuli.
You see, your brain can only focus on so many things at a time. By listening to music while we work, we are keeping our brains focused on two things — driving out any other distractions that may come up. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always work.
Some music is distracting enough on its own, and before you know it you’re a dance party of one instead of finishing that report. Abrupt rhythm changes and familiar vocals can add to this problem. But sticking to music that’s all the same doesn’t help, either — your mind will quickly adjust and grow bored.
Instead of stumbling around trying to craft the perfect productivity playlist, why not let Focus@Will take some of the guess work out of it? Their scientifically-engineered stations are matched to you based on an exclusive questionnaire, so you’ll know exactly which playlist is best for you. Of course, you have access to the other stations, too, but for instant flow, check out your custom station first.
Not only do Focus@Will stations help mask background distractions, they also offer musical tracks that are specifically chosen to boost productivity based on important auditory neuroscience and psychoacoustic research. For more information or to sign up for your free trial, head on over to Focus@Will today.