Sound & Music

Research proves that people who listen to music generally finish their tasks faster and are better at generating good ideas in comparison to those who don’t listen to music. However, pop music interferes with information processing and reading comprehension, so be selective with what you listen to while working, and save the top 40 chart bangers for non-working hours. Instead, try listening to white noise or ambient sounds, which have been proven to help with concentration. There are plenty of sound generators out there; try Noisli, a fantastic free background noise generator for both productivity and relaxation. Great when you need to block out a noisy environment.