It’s time to do a little experimenting.
I’ve always preferred a distraction free environment when I do my work, such as getting ready for my classes or writing my blog.
But since it’s Music Monday, I wondered if listening to music while writing my blog would help me (1) come up with more ideas for my blog, and/or (2) help with the process of writing itself.
I did a little bit of background reading, and it seems background music ()no lyrics), such as quiet classical music or ambient noise, like rain, can help with the writing process.
Of course, there are some who say any kind of music is a distraction because you can’t listen and write, such multitasking is too stressful. Others, like Stephen King, prefer to listen to loud music while writing.
So I thought it was time to try it on myself. I’ll find some classical playlist on Spotify, and start playing every day for a week when I sit down to write my blog.
I’ll be curious what the results are, but the best thing about the study is that it gives me material for next week’s blog…
Note: this post was written without any music playing. I plan to start tomorrow.