Boost Your Concentration With A 15-Minute Music Listening Session

Boost Your Concentration with a 15-Minute Music Listening Session

Both listening to music and taking breaks can help improve our productivity. Combine the two for even better results.

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The New York Times writes that listening to music resets our brains in an interruption-filled world:

Several studies have shown that a walk in nature or listening to music can trigger the mind-wandering mode. This acts as a neural reset button, and provides much needed perspective on what you're doing.

[...]Music, for example, turns out to be an effective method for improving attention, building up self-confidence, social skills and a sense of engagement.

Fast Company notes, however, that you might only need a short music break to get this concentration benefit:

It may be wise to limit headphone time, however. Sood told the New York Times it only takes between 15 minutes and a half-hour of listening to music to regain concentration.

So put on those headphones, listen to a few of your favourite songs, and then get back to work.

Productivity Hack of the Week: Listen to 15 Minutes of Music for Better Concentration [Fast Company]


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