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Do you listen to music while working or prefer total silence?

Discussion in 'Music' started by Dee20, Oct 18, 2020.

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Do you listen to music while working or prefer total silence?

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  1. Dee20

    Dee20 New Member

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    I always feel like working with my headphones on boosts my mood and productivity. But this does not work for some of my colleagues. Outside noise tends to be more distractive compared to the songs I listen to.

    I am just wondering what others’ views on this are.
     
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    I always listen to music while I work. I get bored easy so I need some form of entertainment to get me though working. I normally listen to chill out music or new age retro music when I work to give that sort of beat that I can work along too.
     
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    Seems we are much alike. The music I listen to sometimes depends on what am working on, but essentially music has to be there
     
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    I absolutely believe either a podcast or traditional music helps people focus. The less noise, the more you pay attention to what's around you and the more you lose focus on the job ahead. If you can get yourself into the zone with music, you're unlikely to leave that zone until the task is done!
     
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    Although I prefer to listen to music while I work, I will admit it is a great distraction at times. On the other hand, total silence gives me a sense of uneasiness and loses my motivation to sit in long intervals. To compromise against these two contrasting setbacks, I've discovered playing classical or soft music allows me to focus better and longer.
     
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    Well they do say great minds think a like. :p The music I listen to depends mainly on my mood like if I am feeling happy and energetic, I listen to something more fast paced and loud but if I feel relaxed and everything is going my way in the world then I play something more chilled. :)
     
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    I prefer listening to music when working as it gives me motivation by putting me in a good mood. I usually do not have trouble focusing on my work when listening to music unless I am trying to sing along.
     
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    I like to listen to music while working. Sometimes I prefer silence as well but when I start to get bored I prefer to listen to music. I sometimes prefer more upbeat music when I am tired and or doing physical work. I like to listen to relaxing music when I stressed. I like to listen to all different types of genres of music from R&B Music, Hip Hop Music, Dance Music, Top Hits, etc. depends on the mood I am in.
     
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    I prefer to listen to music while working however it has to be music that is only instrumental or something that can be left in the background without disturbing my focus. Sometimes I prefer silence as well especially when I need a change of pace. I would either have youtube on an autoplay or have one of the live music channels that are constantly playing music on the background.
     
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    Most times when I try to work without music, it's always dull and I lazy around, so i definitely listen to music to put myself in a work trans and this energies me to work properly.
     
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    While I am working I love to listen to my music. When I start to play music while doing work it helps me to get the job done quicker.
     
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    Yes, I do often listen to music while working, but it also depends on what kind of work I am doing. If it's something like working out or doing the dishes, then yeah, of course. If it's something that requires more attention I prefer total silence or sometimes music that doesn't have lyrics (classical or jazz). Music without lyrics doesn't distract me from the work I'm doing as I don't unconsiously listen to the lyrics and try to understand them.
     
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    Honestly, it really depends on what I'm working on. If I'm going to be moving around while doing things like washing dishes, vacuuming, or folding laundry, I'll probably listen to some fun and upbeat music to keep me motivated and in a good mood. Either that or I'll put on some scary stories from a podcast or Youtube video to keep me entertained while I do what would normally be boring house chores. However, if I'm doing more sedentary work, then I'll probably play some slower music to keep me calm and focused. In situations where I'm either reading or writing something, I really have to agree with Vic, music can be a bit of a distraction. I've really found that softer and more instrumental music helps me focus better. I definitely agree with Ukkosp in the sense that instrumental music, without lyrics, (for me personally) is best for working on things that require higher levels of concentration. Recently, I've really taken a liking to some instrumental-only Jazz music channels, as well as other channels that make ambiance-type music.
     
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    I prefer listening to music while working because this can help me to relax. In addition to that, I love to listen to instrumental music to enhance the critical thinking of the brain and for multi-tasking.
     
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    I enjoy listening to music while I work. I think it really depends on the environment also, having music playing overhead is cool. I do prefer my own personal music with headphones too, I need those mood boosting vibes like you said. There is a zone that I can get into when the music is right, makes work seem less like work.
     
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    I agree with Najmah, as the environment one is listening to music in can make or break the work experience. When I have projects that require a lot of focus and are time consuming, I prefer to have more relaxed music that is not as noisy as upbeat music. If I’m doing something light and repetitive, I prefer to have upbeat, lively music that puts me in a good mood.
     
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    It's not that I don't like listening to music, I just feel like I get more distracted with it on. I actually kind of like the silence sometimes. I guess it depends on what I'm doing.
     
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    I love it! I love listening to music while working, but it does have to be at a low volume so I don't get distracted. I like listening to songs that I haven't quite learned the lyrics to yet so I don't get tempted to try and sing along.
     

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