Music boosts both creativity and energy levels and can create a more efficient and atmospheric working day, both for yourself and your colleagues around you.
Text: Camilla Åsedal
Music affects the mood, the brain and the body. When we listen to music we like, signals are sent to the same part of the brain as when we enjoy a good piece of food. Listening to the right type of music in the moment can, for example, increase your motivation, improve your attention and your mood. Calm and fast rhythms can affect your heart rate and thus your stress level.
Maybe you prefer to listen to instrumental music at work, while others prefer to hum along to 80s tunes. A calm and pleasant Für Elise Bagatelle No. 25 by Beethoven, for example, can help you focus and concentrate, while singing along to Joanna Gimme Hope can put you in a slightly happier mood and boost your energy levels. Listening to new music from time to time, and not just the same old, has a positive effect on the brain's capacity. The brain then gets to register new synapses that challenge and activate your brain.
The editors have created three playlists for three different moods throughout the work week. Choose to listen alone with noise cancelling headphones, or spread some vibes to your colleagues in the office.
The Monday Playlist
Time for another Monday at work. Maybe you are tired and worn out after the weekend and need a slow wake-up call? In this playlist you will find calm songs with a slightly softer sound, perfect for a grey and rainy Monday.
The Focus Playlist
When you need to focus and be efficient, it's important not to have too many catchy songs that interfere with your work. Here is a playlist that is suitable when you need to concentrate that little bit extra.
The Friday Playlist
No matter how much work you have to do on a Friday, the feeling should be stepped up a little when the weekend is approaching. In this playlist you'll find a few more so called bangers and songs with a bit more of an uplifting feel.