How Music Can Improve Your Productivity

by Katharina on August 23, 2011 · 0 comments

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Recent research has proved what was already considered the secret recipe for Olympic athletes: Music increases your performance.

American researchers Aaron Lee Berkowitz and Daniel Ansari have declared that listening to music regularly improves the collaboration of the left and right parts of the brain, which encourages mental balance, concentration and creativity.

However, it is important to remember that you will only seek the benefits of music before and after starting work. Listening to music in the office will disturb your concentration level and is, therefore, only recommended to increase motivation during particularly repetitive activities.

What Kind of Music Should it Be?

Various studies have concluded that classical and meditative music in particular have a positive effect on our ability to concentrate. You do not have to turn solely to Mozart, but pieces of music with lyrics are known to create a distraction. Thus it is better to reach for instrumental sounds – this way you are guaranteed not to go wrong.

Dr. Zeitgeist's Tip!
Listening to music can even have a short-term positive effect on our intelligence and for this reason it is definitely worthwhile tuning into a classical piece of music during a complex task. For example, Haydns Sinfonie Nr. 94 would be a very good choice!

Above all, the best way to improve our performance is by writing our own music, which is another good reason why I must dust my piano… what are your plans?

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