I love music. But it can sometimes be a distraction when I need to really concentrate and focus.
However, when I’m doing tasks that I don’t need to think a whole lot about (copy and paste or other repetitive tasks) the right music certainly helps put me in a positive state and keep me there for the extended amount of time that I’m completing my specific task.
And I highly recommend that.
I know everyone is different when it comes to music. For some people they actually need it playing to help them concentrate. So, whatever type of person you are, I believe it can help increase your productivity in the day-to-day…especially if you’re a solopreneur.
Because it can get quite lonely (and quiet) if you’re working alone a lot and don’t have any sound at all.
So, I highly recommend turning on your favorite tunes so you can put your mind in a positive state throughout the day.
When it comes online music players, there are a few. I used to use Pandora, but I don’t like it much anymore because it gets to the point where once it learns what you like it seems to only serve up those same bands and songs over and over again, which that kind of feels like the movie Ground Hog Day to me…so I prefer Spotify because they have amazing curated songs based on your likes, interests and genres.