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)
Wild Rivers (my cousin's band)
Pop Goes Classical
Chill Hits (Ed Sheeran, Adele, etc.)
Nina Simone Radio
Robin Arzon's Labour Playlist (she's a Peloton instructor)
All Out 2000s
Doja Cat Radio
All Out 90s
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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