No matter how much you love your job, there are some days where it seems like you can’t get anything done!

From loud coworkers to a lack of sleep, many factors can keep you from reaching your productive potential. However, music may be the key to getting things done on time and better than ever!

Music apps like founded by Joanna Yu allow you to play mood-based tracks that help you stay focused. Have presentation anxiety? No problem there‚Äôs a track for that, so rock some awesome beats while you’re on the clock. Here are a few of the times when you should rock out in order to get things done.

Boring Tasks

Sometimes, your job may feel a bit boring. This is especially true when you have a lot of repetitive work to do. If you’re not careful, you might end up dozing off and using your keyboard as a pillow.

During those times, we like to put on some upbeat music and jam along with our favorite lyrics. It’s the same principle behind listening to music while you exercise: your favorite tunes serve as a bit of sugar to help the repetitive medicine go down.

It doesn’t take long to curate an upbeat workplace playlist. And you’ll be amazed at how your productivity soars.

Flying Solo

It’s awesome when your boss trusts you to do a major project on your own. However, you may come down with an employee version of “writer’s block” and not be able to access those deep and creative thoughts needed to complete the project.

During times like this, we like to listen to relaxing, non-lyrical music. This can range from classical music to things like mellow jazz. Soothing tunes without lyrics encourage your mind to wander…and before you know it, your might may wander directly into the inspiration you need to get the job done.

Get (S)well Soon

Employee wellness programs are more popular than ever. But it can be tough to get motivated about something that feels like mandatory exercise.

To get over that hump, we like to curate very special playlists. These aren’t just upbeat songs–they are the fast tunes that cause you to accidentally speed while you’re driving to work!

Such a playlist can help you channel your own “need for speed” and power through any wellness activity they throw at you.

Bringing the Noise

They say “teamwork makes the dream work.” However, we’re pretty sure “they” never had to deal with noisy coworkers!

It can be really tough to concentrate on your own work when your fellow employees won’t stop yacking. Once again, though, music can come to your rescue!

We find relaxing music (such as classical music or non-lyrical “study” mixes) helps to tune those coworkers right out. And you can listen to this music through some noise-canceling headphones, which is a perfect way to zone out and find your inner core of productivity!

Face the Music

Many of us were raised to think of music as a distraction from “real work.” However, the truth is that music is one of the best ways to get work done and impress the heck out of your boss.

Next time work is boring, stressful, or just annoying, use music as your secret weapon and be amazed at what you can accomplish!


  • Jourdain Bell

    CEO & Co-Founder at Beast Media

    Jourdain covers success stories of founders and companies who are making an impact on the world. His work has been in The Hustlers Digest, Kivo Daily, Future Sharks, Thrive Global, Awaken The Greatness Within, Buzzfeed, On Mogul and Disrupt. Jourdain also works for one of the most active Venture Capital Firms in the world, Alumni Venture Group as an IRM.