Do you work in a quiet environment? Unlike several colleagues and friends who listen to music as they work, I’ve always needed a quiet place to work.
Whether at home or in a traditional office space, my preference is to be able to block out noises. I would try to ignore piped-in music, the chatter of co-workers, and other non-necessity noise. When I moved into management, I was rewarded with a private office where I had total control over the volume of and/or noise in general. To be my most productive self, I craved quiet space.
Using Music To Motivate:
Over the past three days, I attended an intensive coaching and leadership symposium. It was held on Zoom with people from all over the country. It was very interactive and I had several “ah-ha” moments.
One of the most unexpected “ah-ha” moments actually occurred during the first break. The facilitator moved us into the break with music and welcomed us back with more music. The lyrics weren’t always clear; however, he chose to sing and/or say the words as the music played. It was so inspirational. It helped jump-start my creative juices. I looked forward to each break ending to return to the zoom room with a renewed energy.
The songs included words such as “Now Is Your Time”. Some of the songs were familiar. Others I had never heard, or at least had never paid attention to.
“Some of the songs were familiar. Others I had never heard, or at least had never paid attention to.”
My Favorite Playlist Of Songs:
Today, as I was going through the 18 pages of notes I took throughout the past three days, I found I was reminded of several lyrics and I plugged into my playlist and listened to some of my favorite songs as well as added new ones that I either had just heard or ones I found with words that were inspiring for my creativity or productivity or both.
As a result, I’ve modified my daily work habits to include playing of motivational music. I’m playing tunes both while I sit at my computer as well as during breaks.
Some of my favorites include:
Dreaming With My Eyes Open (Clay Walker)
Break Free (Ariana Grande)
Come Alive (from The Greatest Showman)
What’s in your playlist?
“I’ve modified my daily work habits to include playing of motivational music.”