WHY CLASSICAL MUSIC INSPIRES US TO BE PRODUCTIVE
This is an article “Why Classical Music Inspires us to be Productive” by Marc Primo Warren
For most people, music is a source of entertainment and relaxation. However, it can also be a source of therapy, where some people can draw inspiration from and be more productive at work or school. Numerous studies have already proven how classical music, in particular, can contribute to one’s creativity and focus in a way that even without verbal cues, our minds are in tune with what’s around us and our respective agendas for the day.
If you have been stressed out from work lately and are finding it too difficult to concentrate on your tasks, give your classical playlist a listen and discover the many good things it can do for you.
The Mozart Effect
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the best classical composers of his period, whose music is often cited by experts as the kind that enhances brain activity and improves an individual’s overall wellbeing.
In one study, scientists discovered that infant subjects performed better in analyzing shapes and spatial puzzles, while their parents made them listen to Mozart’s pieces during activity time. Aside from calming their senses, it also helps them retain information for longer periods.
Try to give the composers Convert No. 23 a go while doing some work and see if the Mozart Effect makes a difference on your productivity.
The Tomatis Method
French ears, nose, and throat physician Dr. Alfred Tomatis was the first man to coin the term Mozart Effect when he used the composer’s music to correct his patients’ ear problems and redevelop their hearing.
Later on, Tomatis found out how the Mozart Effect shares links to the treatment of such more serious ailments as autism, dyslexia, schizophrenia, and depression. Other experts also argued that Tomatis’s method can develop an individual’s linguistic capabilities through proper volume and tempo that can induce a calming effect and heighten concentration.
The choice of music can also affect one’s pursuit for productivity as other fast-paced classics such as Richard Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries” is more inclined to inspire musculoskeletal activities like training and exercise.
When studying or doing some office work, more relaxing tunes like Erik Satie’s haunting “Gymnopedie No. 1” or Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier” can be more effective.
If you have any classical favorites that inspire you and motivate you to do some work, listen to those frequently as well and you’ll find yourself practicing daily exercises that can relieve you of stress and bring best results forward. This type of music affects our premotor cortex in the brain, which helps us plan our movement and improves our memory performance. It stimulates us to perform better every time we experience something pleasing to the ear.