Listening to music while working

Tags: music

I like listening to music and podcasts when doing chores, writing, drawing, or programming. It entertains and motivates me, keeping me awake and alert in what would have been a boring task otherwise. When drawing anything goes: loud music, calm music, information-dense podcasts, and more.

However, when programming I don’t listen to podcasts. My brain cannot code and understand what I’m listening at the same time. I don’t have a problem with music though.

When writing, specially fiction, and not thoughts and posts like this one, I have realized that I can only listen to atmospheric or minimalist music. Lyrics distract me when writing. I guess the part of my brain that I use when writing overlaps more with the listening part than the programming or drawing part.