Music is an amazing (and easily accessible) form of entertainment. Some people use it for better focus. Others listen for the joy of it. And a third type uses it for entertainment.
“Over-listening to music” can happen.
We can get distracted away by music. We can waste hours drowning our minds in songs without getting anything done.
Fortunately, this is a problem you can fix. And it’s what we’ll discuss today.
We have 5 tips on how to use music for a better day. Follow them, and watch your tunes reflect positively on your life!
1. Schedule Your Music Habits
Don’t put on your headphones whenever you feel like it. Instead, decide on specific hours where you’ll listen to music. You can set those as your work hours (if music helps you focus).
Or, you can set those as workout/break times (if music if more of a physical energizer)!
How Many Hours Should I Allot to Music?
This depends. Don’t bend your schedule for your love of music. Instead, fit music into those parts of your schedule where it has the best effects.
For example, if you’re someone who enjoys music while working out, then set that as the time to put headphones on.
Or, if you’re at your desk job, and music helps you “plug-in” better, then use it at work!
2. Use it as an Entertainment Supplement
Enjoying music is simple. All you need to do is sit down and put on your headphones. But, we recommend taking that an extra step. Use music as an “add-on” to a fun activity. And make that activity a habit!
You can try dancing. Dancing is a good workout. It’s also an excellent life skill for dating and nightlife.
Plus, it’s an amazing way to enjoy music. And it helps you enjoy the slower tunes too, which are perfect for dance!
Or, how about being someone that makes music? Here, you can use music for inspiration, borrowing ideas from your favorite artists!
3. Take it to the “Room” Level
If you have your own private room (an office, or you live alone) – then try using a stereo. Put on some light music. You don’t need loud party music (as to not disturb others nearby).
Listening to music outside your headphones feels more natural. The whole atmosphere around you feeds the music. And so you feel more energized to act and be productive.
Plus, if you have others nearby, they’ll feel more inspired too! So it’s an excellent supplement for group activities!
4. Keep Your Library Updated
Listening to the same songs over and over gets boring (or worse, addictive) – even if you have an artist that you really like.
You need to expand. You should constantly scout for new releases while updating your library. And doing that isn’t difficult. You simply need good sources (like TME, SoundCloud, etc.)
5. Keep Your Equipment in Shape
Music is like food – there’s a quality factor involved. And often, quality has to do with how you receive your music! Those would be your headphones, stereo systems, etc.
We recommend investing in high quality and well-designed equipment. You’ll see a massive different in output that just might fix your issues! Plus, high quality equipment will last you longer than lower quality variants. So sudden interruptions in your habits (or having to frequently replace headphones) shouldn’t be an issue!
Always treat music like a vital consumer product.
It’s just like your utilities, car, food, and clothes. It’s something you use every day, and it’s necessary for your mental health!