A typical writing day for me consists of getting all of the generic morning stuff out of the way, flipping open my laptop, putting on some music and going downstairs to make a cup of tea or coffee (depending on how much I need aiding in my ability to sit upright)
Now whether I am working from home or the library, I genuinely believe that this specific routine plays a crucial role in increasing my productivity. More specifically, music.
Let me talk you through the perfect working from home track. It isn’t too distracting but allows you to have a little jig at your desk or belt out a line or two between paragraphs (not something I would recommend doing in the library mind.)
I know some people can find music distracting but personally, I am rather bad at putting boundaries into place in order to get all my tasks for the day complete, and music really helps me to work more efficiently.
I should also point out that this article is a bit of a “Temples” appreciation post. I love them and they are fast becoming my favourite musical obsession. The whole album is incredible and although it was released in 2014, I have been listening to it now more than ever.
If you’re anything like me and quite often find yourself thinking “they don’t make music like they used to” then let me tell you, this band do.
Hope you’re all having a lovely week!
Across 110th Street – Bobby Womack
Waterfall – The Stone Roses
Black Man In A White World – Michael Kiwanuka
Stop Stop – The Black Keys
Paperback Writer – The Beatles
Rome – Yeasayer
Ready For Your Love (Stripped Gorgon City Cover) – MNEK
Future Bones – Bells Atlas
Black Coffee – Ray Charles
Valleri – The Monkees
El Toro – Bonobo
A Question Isn’t Answered – Temples
Move With The Season – Temples
Shelter Song – Temples