Certain types of MUSIC can make you more PRODUCTIVE.
It seems to be an elusive task which always seems to be further and further out of reach, specially when you NEED to get things done. So what can you do to increase your productivity?
We’ve already talked about a few ways to improve it, but today we’re talking about the introduction of a certain type of music which tends to increase your output and changes your mindset in a way which means you can produce more.
It’s called ‘Trance music’ and the effects it has on your brain are quite amazing.
How Trance music increases productivity
Trance music is a type of music that was created in Germany a few decades ago, it was a type of EDM or ‘Electronic Dance Music’. So why is it good for ‘getting things done’?
Trance music is characterized by having lots of ‘build ups and downs’ throughout the song. The beat is consistent and relentless, but it’s mixed with decent instrumentals such as piano and synth, as well as some guitar, and even violins in some tracks.
The music is also sometimes mixed with vocals, usually female, singing about things like love and achieving goals. The lyrics are powerful in themselves. So let’s look at what we have here and try and work out why Trance music increases productivity..
- Music that has a consistent ‘beat’
- Vocals that inspire or motivate you
- Instrumentals that blend the tracks nicely
- Long duration (Sometimes even hours)
- ‘Build ups’ and ‘Build downs’
All of these combine to make Trance music PERFECT for being productive.
How trance music makes you work faster for longer
You just get things done.. Put trance music in your headphones when you go out for a run, or when you’re trying to type that report faster.. It works. Here are two ways it increases your output..
1. The songs are long, so you keep working for longer
Because almost all of the mixes of this type of music are really long, you can just keep working and you’ll lose track of time. You’ll be able to keep typing, or working on whatever you’re doing. If you’re working out, that’s great too as you’ll be able to push yourself more and lift more weight!
2. The beats and lyrics uplift you and change the way your brain works
More will be said on this in a second.. The beats change your brain chemistry in such a way that you can do things you wouldn’t normally be able to. This is almost like the effect binaural beats have on your mind. (Binaural beats change your brainwaves and allow you to do more with your life; read a review on Ennora binaural beats here).
Listening to music affects your brain
We all have our own music tastes, various artists that we like, and certain genres we like to listen to.. It’s different for everyone, but there are certain types of music that just aren’t good for being productive and getting things done..
Things like Reggae, Soul etc.. They might be your favorite genres, but they affect your brain in a certain way. Certain types of music change the way your brain works, even if you’re not aware of it. An example would be Reggae.. It relaxes you.. Makes you slow down and be more comfortable.. Not what you want for a workout, right?
And it’s important to bear this in mind when you’re choosing a song to listen to for getting things done.. Every type of music affects your brain in different ways, and Trance just so happens to be really good at getting you in a motivated state.
Even if you don’t like the genre of music, try putting a mix on when you’re next typing something, or working and you’ll be amazed at the effect it has on you. The hypnotic beats and mixtures of sound combined with the other things we talked about make you fired up and it just keeps you going.
If you’d like to try this out for yourself, here is a Trance music list – For some reason almost all of the Trance mixes on YouTube have pictures of attractive girls as their image, not sure why.. Probably to increase the number of people who watch them. Regardless, just play these in the background when you want to do some work and then open a new tab if the girls distract you!
If you visit these videos, please leave a comment saying you’re there from Transcend your limits and that people should be AWARE that trance music is actually good for them and will help make them do more in less time!
Another type of brain trance music that makes you think better
It’s worth mentioning another type of trance music that directly affects your brain and makes it work better/faster. This isn’t really music, but it is a soundwave that you listen to, that has a very profound effect on your brain.
They’re called ‘Binaural beats’.
Binaural beats are a special type of soundwave that slowly and gently oscillates from one note to another tuned to a certain frequency. By doing this, is forces you to slip into certain brainwave states. This changes how your brain works and makes you either more relaxed or more focused.
There are hundreds of different types of binaural beats and most of them are useless, but some of them work very well. The way they work is complicated, and the best way of seeing it is to just try them out and see how you feel!