ADVICE / 49
today’s question: “do you listen to music or watch tv when you work?”
i’ve found i’m the most productive when i turn on my “get it done playlist”. you can listen to it here (you’ll need spotify). it’s a mix of rap, old mariah carey and paul simon songs. yes it’s random, but they’re songs that i can bounce in my chair to. i wear these giant gold headphones and i turn the music up really loud and just work. i’m currently listening to it as i’m writing this. i’m shaking my shoulders to jay-z.
sometimes i will have a movie or a tv show on in the background but i always catch myself stopping to watch. depending on what i’m working on it’s fine, but if i have a deadline or i’m working on a project hourly, that doesn’t work.
i recently moved my desk in my apartment to the living room from my bedroom. i’ve been forcing myself to sit at it instead of lounging on the couch or in bed. since i just moved my desk it’s really clean…there isn’t much on it. it seems to be working. i feel like i’m being more productive but i might just be telling myself that.
my job requires a lot of emails, multi-tasking, and planning…so sometimes i need total silence in order to be in the zone. but that can get boring, so if i am just browsing around for blog content, or designing then i like to have music on in the background. for some reason headphones don’t work for me…i feel like i can’t think! i love using spotify and crossing my fingers that my employees like what’s playing while we work.
if i did like wearing headphones i would wear this pretty rose gold frends pair. my boyfriend worked on the mechanical design for them, so i get very proud girlfriend syndrome about those.
i also put together lots of playlists to put on during blogshop. music is such an important part of an event! here’s a spotify playlist (totally random but i like them all – scroll down to see the whole list.) don’t judge…i listen to soul, cheesy pop, rap, and throwback 90′s jams…