Music is one of the greatest achievements of mankind, the proof that magic is real with its power to change the world. It reflects our personality, it tinkers with our feelings and affects us all in such a strange and inexplicable way that many people compare to love. Like an immortal tree with countless branches, this beautiful art has thousands of genres for all tastes, and here at clovio each of us have our own likes and dislikes, too.
But if there’s something we all agree on here, it’s that music plays an important role in our work, helping us fight against loneliness, dealing with our tasks with a better mood, and even focusing our minds… so long as the right music is playing.
Different Sounds for Different Chores
Regardless of whichever music style makes us shiver, doing our job while listening to it is a great way of dealing with stress and, since there are no colleagues sitting beside us, there’s no concern about having to play something to respect their tastes.
Of course, the positive and negative impact that music has while working depends heavily on how each person prefers to focus. Many people need absolute silence to successfully endure with a task, but it’s been scientifically proven that music can actually help with concentration. Here at clovio we do all sorts of things, from writing software reviews to editing our colleagues work, all for the sake of publishing content across a broad range of different sites. And it’s typically done to the sound of our favorite tunes.
With music streaming services such as Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music and so many others, access to music has never been so easy, inclusively letting anyone create playlists crammed with their favorite songs. There’s even YouTube, where it’s easy to find hour-long videos and 24/7 music livestreams of any possible genre, suitable for different tastes.
In that regard, it’s important to choose a playlist that suits each occasion. While writing an article or editing someone else’s work, for instance, it’s best to opt for instrumental songs, as lyrics can easily disturb the task.
Even though they may well stimulate our creative writing and inspire our mood to the job at hand, it perhaps wouldn’t be right for the rhymes of hip-hop or rap tracks to end up in any software reviews. Having Ed Sheeran playing in the background could well turn our articles into philosophical discussions of a broken heart, and we don’t want that, do we? A lot of this comes down to personal taste once again: for some of us it’s classical music or jazz, while others might favor soundtracks from movies, TV series, or games.
Let There Be Rock
It’s also imperative to know the right tunes for different moods and times of the day. One of the biggest struggles for homeworkers is the battle against drowsiness, which typically occurs either first thing in the morning or immediately after lunch. There’s nothing better to overcome those heavy eyes than playing some loud rock and roll or heavy metal – so long as your neighbors are fine with it, naturally.
Even though not everyone is into these faster and heavier tunes, they’re sure to get the adrenaline rushing at important times of the day. Combine it with a nice cup of coffee and simpler tasks that don’t require greater levels of concentration will be done in no time. The clock will run faster while you while away the hours, working and singing your favorite anthems at the same time.
But it’s important to take note if music starts to become distracting and less helpful, because then it’s advisable to stop. Take some moments of silence and refocus on the job, complete the most important and attention-demanding projects and, when you’re done, turn up the volume and rock on again.