What makes you focus? What makes you want to get up and move? What helps you with creativity? For me, it is frequently music! You see, I grew up in a very music filled family.
My dad was a band director for about 18 years. I grew up listening to students practice a variety of different types of music. We also had all kinds of 8-tracks, records and tapes that we played all of the time. Out of those experiences, I grew a very eclectic musical taste. With every exposure to a new friend or experience, I learned about new genres of music and my collection grew.
I have found that different kinds of music inspire me to do different kinds of work. I was interested to read about the Mozart Effect. There are a few studies that say that various combinations of Mozart will improve concentration. There are also a few studies that debunk the theory. Nevertheless, I have clients that swear by the theory. There is even a series that was made with the Mozart Effect as the focus for various types of work. Here they are if you want to learn more:
Music For The Mozart Effect, Volume 1, Strengthen the Mind
Music For The Mozart Effect, Volume 2, Heal the Body
Music For The Mozart Effect, Volume 3, Unlock the Creative Spirit
Music For The Mozart Effect, Volume 4, Focus & Clarity
Music For The Mozart Effect, Volume 5, Relax & Unwind
What types of music help you to get the things done you want to get done? Please! Leave a comment and let me know. Hey! You might even introduce me to a new music for my collection.