Music is an enormous part of my life. From listening to music geared toward helping me focus and remember study material to blasting upbeat tunes while I am cleaning my dorm room or driving to work to keep me happy and anxiety free.
I absolutely love being able to use a portable Bluetooth speaker to fill my life with music wherever I go. During my first year of college my roommates and I even created a dorm room playlist where we combined all of our music tastes and had it playing constantly to fuel our lives.
Since music is such an instrumental part of my everyday, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite tunes for every moment. Here is some great music that motivates, inspires, and improves productivity in the form of a playlist so you can try them out directly from this page!
Interested in the Lenovo™ 500 Bluetooth® Speaker? Spoiler alert: You could win one in my giveaway at the bottom of this page!
Getting hyped up is an essential part of getting ready for any occasion. From picking out an outfit and taking a shower to putting on your makeup and pouring yourself a cup of coffee, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all that you have ahead of you.
To me, music helps soothe my mind and lift my mood. There’s nothing better than listening to a motivational and uplifting song while trying to get the perfect blended smoky eye before a night out with your friends. Never fails to put a smile on my face!
I used to suffer from pretty severe driving anxiety. I still struggle with it occasionally, but I have worked hard to overcome it and find some simple ways to calm my nerves while behind the wheel.
One of these ways is driving with my windows all rolled down halfway.
The other way is to listen to upbeat and catchy music from my favorite playlists. This music helps to uplift my mood as well as getting me singing and focusing on the song instead of the potential danger of driving a car. Plus, they’re always fun to sing along to when I’m driving my friends around town!
Working out and music has some crazy cool connections. Music provides a good motivating distraction that can benefit athletic performance by up to 15% and when you’re listening to faster music it can often make you work harder. On top of that, when the song has a connection to a specific memory or emotion that can really help boost your motivation and get you in the zone.
There’s a lot more science behind the way that music effects the brain, especially when working out. It’s difficult to deny that even without all that scientific information you definitely feel the difference.
Listening to music is known for combating the effects of stress and anxiety while raising the ability to complete tasks, which is ideal when you’re studying or at work.
However when you’re listening to music with lyrics, no matter if you know it so well you could sing along in your sleep, it can actually harm your productivity more than it helps.
I have found that what works best for me is listening to classical instrumental versions of some of my favorite songs, or even my favorite movie soundtracks. This gives me some great background music to fuel my productivity without deterring my focus.
Cleaning, organizing, cooking… if you’re like me those words give you seriously mixed emotions. I love the feeling of a clean house, prepared meals, having a task list all checked off, and a desk that is spic-and-span. I just don’t want to actually have to do any of it.
This is where music becomes my biggest tool, motivation and inspiration. I just set up my playlist and speaker in a room central to where I will be doing most of my work, and let the beats work their magic. The music is key to distracting myself, letting me forget that I have 3 loads of laundry left to do, while transporting me to another place where I’m not scrubbing down my counters.
I like to pepper in my cleaning playlist with the occasional more mellow song to help me calm down and get in the zone. Pair this with some tunes that make me want to sing along and dance around and you’ve got the perfect equation for a great motivational tool.
My Speaker of Choice
I recently got my hands on the Lenovo™ 500 Bluetooth® Speaker, and I have to admit that I love it. This speaker is super light, weighing only 1.6 pounds, pretty small, and has a rechargeable battery that lasts about 4 hours which makes it really portable. The sound quality is impressive with a 270-degree sound experience and powerful volume levels, which makes the side of me that loves blasting music as loud as it can go really happy.
Another thing that I really enjoy about this speaker is how it has a built in microphone so that when it is connected to your phone and you get a phone call it quickly becomes a speakerphone for your call.
The speaker can connect to anything from your phone to your laptop as long as it has Bluetooth or NFC capabilities and turn it into a powerful motivational tool.
In fact, I think it’s so cool that I’ve paired up with Lenovo to provide one of my amazing readers (that’s you!) with their very own Lenovo™ 500 Bluetooth® Speaker!
Giveaway ends Saturday August 15th at 11:59PM and the winner will be notified by Monday August 17th!
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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.