The best playlists to help you focus at work and get things done
From high-intensity techno to get you motivated, to smoothing classical to keep you focused, we've got together the best beats to battle the business planning.
With the recent release of YouTube Music in the Middle East, there has never been a better time to put the AirPods on during your time in the office and really get into the zone. Whether you need to perk yourself up, drown out the annoying murmurs of office chit-chat, or you need to get in the zone for hours, music can act as a fabulous work companion.
Known as the 'Mozart Effect', lyric-less music like that of Mozart has shown the ability to increase short-term productivity in the brain. With this in mind, we've got together our top playlists to get those creative juices flowing at work.
For the amped up professional: Psychedelic Ambient Techno
No, just because you need to focus doesn't mean you need to listen to slow violins, piano masterpieces, or brass backings, sometimes what you need to get you going at work is something a bit more fun. The Pychedelic Ambient Techno playlist is exactly that, using more unconvential music choices to get you in the zone. With its greater focus on electro beats, this is the perfect playlist to get you motivated and get the creative in you raring to go. The playlist luls you into a trance with long synths and then kicks you back into action with some sharp techno.
For the hard-working no nonsense worker: Piano Sonatas for Working
On to more conventional work playlists, this is probably the kind of line-up you already have lurking on your phone somewhere. Full of pianos and long, relaxing jazz pieces, this playlist is the 'Mozart Effect' in full swing. When you need to relax yourself on the massive task in front of you, the soothing piano can be a trusty companion. With its soft tones, never giving you any nasty surprises like a bass drop, this playlist is perfect for when you need uninterupted focus.
For the employee who needs to relax: Oud for Brain Food
With YouTube Middle East offering a wide selection of Arab-exclusive music, why not make the most of it. Full of relaxing tunes using the Arab instrument; the Oud, this playlist offers a kind of relaxation not often heard in mainstream media. Think of it as simple acoustic listening with a hint of Arab charm. The simple and soft tones are perfect for deep relaxation.
For the document-reader: Jazz for Reading
Designed to make reading those massive documents a little easier, this playlist is as uplifting as it is relaxing. Full of soul and passion, this playlist will have you unknowingly tap your foot while still being able to focus in on the work at hand. Full of old-school ballads, brass and pianos, this playlist has a bit more personality than other more classic playlists, making it a perfect choice to make the most boring of jobs a bit easier.
For the day-dreamer: Epic Film Scores
Full of Hans Zimmer, this playlist is a bit more epic than the rest, think back to Inception and Interstellar. With this playlist, you can take the edge of work and for a moment imagine what it would be like to be in those films. With cinematic scores comes music which is a bit more intense, perfect to add a bit of pressure to yourself if you're really crunched for time.
Now get back to work!