When you want to study, work or do something you had planned as productively as you’d like, you will simply want to have maximum concentration and focus. But let’s all admit, things don’t always end being as fruitful as we initially planned.
Personally, I have been discouraged so many times when I have planned to hit a couple of targets for my work and all I achieve at the end of the day is just one or two out of ten to twelve tasks. And what usually happens is, I do the first task well and complete it in time, and then I start fantasizing about how I would do the rest faster and even get some free time to watch a movie.
I get so caught up in the fantasy that I either find myself drifting to sleep, losing energy I’d have used to work on the other tasks in fantasy that I feel weary, or I build castles in the air that I think I have already acheived all the goals I has set that lose focus completely and start doing other things depending on what I was thinking about or what I had told myself I’d do that day.
Well, we all get to do that once in a while. It helps sometimes because it boosts our creativity, but is definitely something we don’t want to do everyday as it will waste so much of our time.
Now this is where a little bit of music comes in handy.
If you want to be productive, you have to boost your focus and concentration on your tasks. And to improve these two, you have to keep your mind away from distractions of fantasies or involving thoughts as well as your ears from being too attentive to the outside world more than the inner.
And music could just be the prefect solution for that.
But surely, not all music would help you improve your brain power and help crank up your energy to want to do the task at hand. You have to identify the one kind of playlist from the various categories of songs out there that your mind responds well to and helps bring all your attention to what you are doing.
So, you may ask me what is the best music for concentration for your brain specifically then. I’d say, that is a very difficult question to answer. See, all our brains work differently and perceive things contrary to each other.
So what I can do is give you the types of music that help increase mind power and attention, have you try them out and see what you brain is more happy with. Okay?
Perfect! Let’s give all the best music for brain power a go.
1. Instrumentals (songs without words or lyrics)
This is one of my favorite music. Listening to instrumentals give me the peace I need to get a clear idea of what I have to do. I like to think that it shuts down the “wild” part of my being and help me relax and be calm. I don’t know about you, but I love the sad instrumentals from India, ancient China or Japan. The flute and violin instrumentals are the best. You are going to find lots of them on YouTube and other sites and apps out there. For the YouTube video instrumentals, you can download using an app called TubeMate (don’t use the one in Google play), search the real one in the official website.
There are some of the great conectration songs there that will help you work better, in peace and harmony with yourself.
2. Nature Sounds
This is not necessarily music. It is a list o of different sounds of nature you come across at least once in a while, but there are other apps that will add some music to different sounds of nature like the sound of a still evening around the lake, the sound of wild rain, the sounds of a beautiful morning with birds humming as the rays of the sun are starting to penetrate the window of your living room, sounds of rain with violent thunderstorms, the sound of a night spent in the forest when you are out camping, you know, the fire, the breeze on your face and the sounds of owls and foxes.
There are so many sounds you can use for this section. Ideally, the sounds help create in your mind the environment you are hearing in your ears and this gives you intense focus because all over sudden you feel like you are in a new world. And if you concentrate on your work you will find yourself clearing more tasks than you had set.
The best apps for nature sounds I recommend are Relaxio, Meditation Music and Nature Sounds. You can find them on any of the app stores for free.
I also use Noisli, it works pretty much the same as Relaxio except you have to pay $2 for the app and you can also use the official website for the sounds.
3. Songs You Love
This is yet another option you can work with, a fairly good one. The beauty of playing the songs you love is that they keep you happy and motivate you. You will not feel the burden of the job you are on. They make it entertaining to do it because your main focus is not on the job, rather it’s on the songs. But there is also a huge downside with it. First, I wouldn’t advise you to play your favorite playlist when you are studying, because you won’t concentrate. You will get to a song you really love to play when you are not doing anything and you’ll find yourself singing along. While that happens you have already lost the zeal to want to learn. It now becomes more of an entertainment for you then a conducive environment for being productive. And this, for sure was not the main intention of you playing the songs.
Second, if a song that you love comes to an end and it’s followed by another one which is not quite as entertaining as it the first, you will fall to the temptation of wanting to hear the song again. So, you will go to the playlist and rewind it.
This is a few seconds wasted and a break from studying which will reduce the level of focus you had. I believe you can see how hard it cane be for you to study all the while listening to music you love, unless you have great self discipline.
4. Songs You Don’t Really Value
These may be songs your friends or any of your family members have. Yes, I just said your family. We will not always have the same taste in the same genre of songs. This means you can get your siblings share with you their songs and use them to get to gain focus and attention. The main idea here is not to enjoy them or start judging the ones that sound good or bad, as you may see yourself doing a few minutes into the playlist, but rather to block the noise and distraction from outside. This will help your mind not to wander away but keep have you focus concentrated on what your eyes are seeing.
5. Scientific Made Songs (Brainwave Songs)
They are my personal favorite. These are songs that have been made after careful study of the brain. They are always linked to how brainwaves work and they are meant to stimulate the waves through the sound in the songs that will help your brain adapt to them, and in good time, you will notice your brain getting strangely quiet and your level of concentration, focus and attention going thorough the roof. These songs are usually in MP3 format and will bring more effects than all other categories of songs I have mentioned, even nootropics can’t measure up to this. This is the power of science, and it’s all about knowing how the brain behaves when it is working at its best and then stimulating that behavior through songs when you need your super brain.
You will find two kinds of brain wave songs. One, the songs that are mixed with other genres like jazz, piano, classical, ambient, Chillout, dance and guitar.
These are great because they are cheap and do offer you quite a great time. You only have to buy a focus, memory and concentration song, download it and use it forever. Most of them go for around $10 per song. Two, there are the pure brainwave songs which have not been mixed with other genres.
I have to come to find these purely targeted songs much more effective than the first option. They offer a quick mind boost and the effects will last as long as you are listening to them. They come with a higher price tag though.
But, if you compare what you are paying to what you are receiving you will see that they well worth the price, if not cheap. The best brainwave songs I know of is brainwave solution. They have been increasing in value through the years and many people have grown to like them.
There you are folks.
These is the kind of music that will help you boost your rate of output and keep you energized throughout the day and have put in almost double the effort you have been putting in the last few weeks. Pick one that you feel suits you best and get to work with it.
If you have any questions about music that will help supercharge your energy and attention, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.