I’d say that the vast majority of people find it really helpful to listen whilst they are working.
For me, it took me a long time to get to that place, I’ve always been one to work in silence, and even now I’ve just paused my music to help me focus on what I am writing.
Having said that I do listen to music a lot more whilst I work now. I find it helpful in a number of ways, it inspires me, it help lifts my mood, it spurs me on, and it creates an atmosphere whereby I feel great about getting down to some work. In a way it brings a certain freedom to my whole situation.
It’s possible, on the freedom part, that my emotion is based on my past. For the first few years of my working life I was not actually allowed to listen to music at work at all. You see, I worked in a call-centre, primarily answering phones and although, in my mind, headphones would have still been the perfect solution, the managers who were micro-management pro’s must have seen it as a part of their control taken away.
I know I am not the only person who has known that kind of oppression in the workplace, it goes on the world over and you would think that in this day and age with the information and research that is available, new and better management practices would be more widely used.
So you guys who are able to listening to music, that is a blessing, so know that and fully appreciate it for the blessing that it is!
I thought that it would be really interesting to see what other people in the community are listening to at the moment. One of the most exciting things for me about listening to music whilst I’m working, is discovering new music, creating new playlists and keeping it fresh!
So what are you listening to right now? Tell us in the comments below, lets share and make new discoveries.
Don’t feel that you are limited to just sharing Christian music, I know that people will be listening to a wide range of music.