I sometimes listen to music whilst doing chores for precisely this reason. Without it I get distracted and begin to procrastinate. I think the music uses up spare brainpower or something.

EDIT: When I'm doing serious work I prefer to listen to music I know very well. It's less distracting because I know what's coming.

Interestingly enough (I think), in the XVIIIth century a sub-genre of classical music was born for this purpose: chamber music.

1kalium7yLikewise wrt work. I also prefer music without comprehensible lyrics for this purpose.

More "Stupid" Questions

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read31st Jul 2013498 comments


This is a thread where people can ask questions that they would ordinarily feel embarrassed for not knowing the answer to. The previous "stupid" questions thread went to over 800 comments in two and a half weeks, so I think it's time for a new one.