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Here Is Why Music Should Be Incorporated Into Your Working Day

Music is a beautiful phenomenon that EVERYONE on the planet has some form of love or interest in. The benefits of including it in your everyday lives are both far-reaching and worthwhile, with some of the best recommendations coming from the leading experts listed below.

#1 Happy Atmosphere

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In my office we use a speaker system that projects throughout, we can edit, add and remove songs on an open playlist and after a few minutes the music drifts off and slips into the background.

A speaker system means that we don't have headphones. A big positive. have you ever been in a large office and everyone has their music blaring and they refuse to talk to one another. Soul destroying. But on a more important note, it allows for an easy line of communication. It's a benefit because you're able to converse and communication between departments like marketing and sales is imperative.

Contributor: Charlie Worrall from imginaire.co.uk

#2 Cut Out Stressful Boredom

Studies have found that there is a correlation between boredom and stress. It's said that boredom is one of the main causes of work-related stress which means it's probably best to avoid it. Music helps to reduce boredom and aids you in the productivity of your work day. It does this by engaging with your brain and because it's ever-changing throughout, your brain is always awake.

Contributor: Charlie Worrall from imginaire.co.uk

#3 Healthier Ethos

Music in a work environment can help productivity tremendously. I once held a job at a call center where they had a rule-no music in the workplace because we had to talk to customers on the phone. The problem was that everyone who worked there loved music. When walking in the building in the morning the atmosphere was dull and lifeless. Workers were miserable.

After some prodding, the manager finally let us listen to music quietly. The entire work environment changed - workers were generally happier answering the phones and completing their tasks. I've had similar experiences in other corporate environments as well.

Contributor: David Hawkins from YourSongmaker.com

#4 Choose Your Music Wisely

I would suggest that a person pay attention to the kind of music they are listening to in order to be sure that it matches the task at hand.  Some music is complicated, highly organized and demands our attention, like a Beethoven String Quartet:  really, this is music to listen to, not to work to, and it may prove distracting.  On the other hand, if someone is able to attend to the music while doing certain kinds of tasks, the high level of organization in the music may assist the mind in doing tasks that require a similar level of higher level thinking.

Contributor: Adam Cole, A Jazz Musician Who Writes Books at acole.net

#5 Calmer And Happier

I only play the music so I can hear it. I can't use earbuds because I'm up and down out of my chair too much during the day, so I just keep the music playing very softly.

I've noticed playing the music in the background keeps me calmer, no matter what kind of chaos is happening all around me!

I love being able to listen to music during the day and I believe it makes me a calmer and happier employee at work! It definitely works for me!

Contributor: Allison Constantino from allisonsartwork.com

#6 Increase Focus

Music can improve your workday by providing a sense of focus. I work from home so I need some sort of background sound so that I don't get completely lost in my head or go insane and there is only so much baseball that I can watch in a given day!

On top of that I have a listening rotation which dictates what I listen to when. I listen to a classic record, a piece of 20th-century popular music, a punk rock record, a new album and an album from a current artist I'm studying discography. This really helps to make the hours go by. It gives me something to connect too and also something to look forward too from the moment I open my eyes.

Contributor: Matt Bacon from dropoutmedia.net 

#7 Morale

As a self-employed person, I often find my days can be lonely and I can very easily get distracted my from main goals and objectives. I found that different genres of music have not only helped my productivity but also my moral.

I work as an advertising photographer, which despite what people may think, means I spend a lot of time editing photos and doing general business tasks. The hardest thing to keep going on is editing. It's easy to lose focus and motivation if you're editing photos from the same shoot for 5 hours. This is where music has made a huge difference. If I need to be head down, no thinking, just get on with it then I play upbeat music that I love and can song along with.

Contributor: George Fairbairn from gfphoto.co.uk

#8 Focused, Not Distracting

Something that helps here is music that is subtle and providing ambiance. Jazz, classical, piano. Something that is there, but not distracting. I have found having no music is counter productive here as it's easier to find your mind wandering and thinking about other things. Spotify and youtube both have great ”music for focus” playlists that truly are amazing for this.

Contributor: George Fairbairn from gfphoto.co.uk

 

#9 ‘The 3 Song Practice’

I wouldn't say I incorporate music into my work day but I start the day with three songs. Which songs is irrelevant, as it should be different for everyone. The first one is a song that reminds of a time when I felt truly loved and appreciated. In this case Annie's Song by John Denver. My wedding song. The second one is a song that reminds of a time you were really in the zone. I had a few I always listened to prior to getting into an amateur endurance race car but am currently using Old Enough To Rock and Roll by Rainey Haynes. The final one should be a song that really makes you feel empowered. Something that reminds you what a badass you are. I like Remember The Name by Fort Minor for this one.

Contributor: Adam P. Smith, President from corefinancegroup.com

#10 The Universal Language

In my opinion, music can improve your morale, productivity and efficiency in many ways. Music is the ultimate universal language. Everyone likes music in varying degrees and some (actually many) people can't live without music.

Many people don't love their jobs so in order to make the day a little better playing music will transport those people to a happier place in their minds. Happier people make better workers. Music reminds you of the weekend or your time off and that makes people feel good. Having a happy disposition at work makes others around you (like co-workers and customers) feel good and that makes the boss feel good.

Contributor: Rob Janicke from soundevolutionmusic.com

#11 Further Focus

I incorporate music into my work day every day but to what degree depends on what I'm working on. For example, if I'm working on writing, recording or rehearsing for Icarus Witch I essentially put a moratorium on listening to any outside music other than our band's. This is so that I can focus entirely on improving our songs without the risk of subliminally integrating bits and pieces of external songs that I didn't write.

Contributor: Jason Myers from contentfac.com

#12 Instrumentals

When I'm working on something outside of the band, say a PR, social media or design project for another client like The Content Factory, I will have music playing all day. One trick that I learned early on is to have the music I'm listening to in the background be instrumental, ambient and chill out only, as I find lyrics, complex guitar and heavy progressive beats pull me out of my focus that I should be dedicating to the project that I'm being paid to finish.

Contributor: Jason Myers from contentfac.com

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