I like to listen to music while working. It helps me to relax, set my brain to the right tone, and sometimes even enhance my productivity.
I also match the music to the kind of work I do, for example:
Writing or learning – no music. I need silence to focus.
Designing – soundtracks from my favorite fantasy movies like Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit help me to be more creative.
Coding – soundtracks from my favorite sci-fi movies like Inception and Interstellar help me to focus.
Boring and repetitive tasks (yeah, I have a lot of those too!) – my favorite bands like Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Twenty One Pilots, Nirvana, and Foo Fighters help me to push through and just get it done.
I also love coffee shop noise for all kinds of work once in a while. What kind of music do you listen to while working?