Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Workday Playlists

I have a job where I do a lot of stuff on my own, I'm not in a lot of meetings and I don't talk on the phone too much.  I do a lot of reading and writing so it is conducive to listening to music.  Before the pandemic and before I had AirPods I didn't listen to a lot of music while I was working, but after being at home for so long I got in the habit of doing it.  I can also put in one AirPod and listen and still hear if people are talking to me.   And of course when I'm at home, I can just listen to the music without AirPods.  

I tend to listen to lighter music in the mornings and then move into more upbeat music in the afternoon that I can bop along to in my chair.  Here are some of my selections (all on Spotify):


Noah Reid (Patrick from Schitt's Creek)

To Build a Home 

Wild Rivers (my cousin's band)

Jon Batiste

Pop Goes Classical

Chill Hits (Ed Sheeran, Adele, etc.)

Happy Folk

Acoustic Hits

Nina Simone Radio


Robin Arzon's Labour Playlist (she's a Peloton instructor)

Tiesto Radio

All Out 2000s

Doja Cat Radio

Peloton's Top 50 Countdown 2021

All Out 90s

I also get inspired to check out an artist after hearing one or two of their songs somewhere.  Like when Nelly was on Dancing with the Stars, I listened to his music for awhile.  When I did the Reba McEntire Peloton ride, I listened to her and then some other '90s country.  And when I don't know what to listen to, I go back to my old favourite, the A Star is Born soundtrack, it never lets me down.

I will also throw on a podcast while I'm working too, but I find it hard to listen carefully to that as I am distracted by my actual work.  I'm more likely to listen to The Daily in the morning while getting ready and then finish it off when I get to my desk, but since I'm just doing some emails it works.  Or I'll listen to something around lunchtime. 

And if I'm at home and want to take a quick nap, I can put on Peaceful Piano and snooze for 10-15 minutes. 

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