These 6 Types of Music Are Known to Dramatically Improve Productivity

These 6 Types of Music Are Known to Dramatically(drəˈmadəklē) Improve Productivity

Just another example of how much you gain(gān) by listening.

By Deep Patel

Music isn’t just a means of entertaining(ˌentərˈtāniNG) ourselves: it can also encourage creativity and help us become more productive. Listening to music can also be therapeutic(ˌTHerəˈpyo͞odik), relieving feelings of stress so you can concentrate(ˈkänsənˌtrāt) better.

Research has found that certain types of music can be beneficial(ˌbenəˈfiSHəl) to us while we work. Some types of music seem to help with learning and improve our ability to process information. Other types help block out distracting(dəsˈtraktiNG) background noise(noiz). Still other types sync with our brain waves(wāv) to induce “eureka(yo͝oˈrēkə,yə-) moments.”

So, if you’re struggling with productivity and want to know what you should be listening to, read on. These are the six types of music that will give you a major boost in productivity.

  1. Classical Music

Researchers have long claimed that listening to classical music can help people perform tasks more efficiently. This theory, which has been dubbed(dəb) “the Mozart Effect,” suggests that listening to classical composers(kəmˈpōzər) can enhance brain activity and act as a catalyst(ˈkad(ə)ləst) for improving health and well-being. Various studies have confirmed that listening to classical music enhances one’s ability to manipulate(məˈnipyəˌlāt) shapes(SHāp) and solve spatial(ˈspāSHəl) puzzles(ˈpəzəl).

  1. Nature Music

Listening to the sounds of nature, like waves crashing or a babbling(ˈbabəl) brook(bro͝ok), has been shown to enhance cognitive function and concentration(ˌkänsənˈtrāSHən). Nature sounds work best when they’re soothing(ˈso͞oT͟HiNG) sounds, such as flowing(ˈflōiNG) water or rainfall, while more jarring(ˈjäriNG) noises such as bird calls and animal noises can be distracting.

  1. Cinematic(ˌsinəˈmadik) Music

An intense(inˈtens) film score can make you feel like you’re doing something inspiring(inˈspīriNG) or important, even if you’re just chipping(CHip) away at your to-do list. A grandiose(ˈgrandēˌōs,ˌgrandēˈōs), epic(ˈepik) soundtrack playing in the background may make even the most mundane(ˌmənˈdān) tasks feel like you’re changing the world, thus heightening(ˈhītn) your concentration and productivity.