I tend to put mandatory tasks off until I’m out of time and running around, stressed and mean in a Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada kind of way. “I don’t have time for this!” I might yell to my assistant*, “Did you get Mickey** on the phone yet? And where is my nonfat double-caff extra-whip Chai Latte?!”
**By saying “Mickey” I was referring to “Mickey Ds” but you might know it by the more popular but less cool name, “McDonald’s”. I like to get a McFlurry and a Quarter Pounder with Cheese delivered and then consume it while watching Netflix while putting things off.
I tend to find every small noise distracting and way more interesting than finally Swiffer Wet Jetting my room or dusting off my old HP Printer. Staying focused is not my best quality, but as my Mom would say, “Nothing motivates like a deadline!”
Somehow I discovered that by playing the following songs, I have an easier time being productive. It’s similar to how some babies stop crying when you turn the vacuum on. It’s weird but it works. So, I hope playing these songs in the background will help you stay focused if you are anything like me and if you’re not, then I hope you like these songs anyway. Most of all I hope they don’t make you fall asleep because that’s been known to happen. Happy listening!
Piledriver Waltz- Alex Turner
Calamity Song- The Decemberists
Gray Or Blue- JayMay
Follaton Wood- Ben Howard
Blood Bank- Bon Iver
District Sleeps Alone Tonight- Frank Turner
Romeo and Juliet- The Killers
New Slang- The Shins
White Winter Hymnal- Fleet Foxes
The Gardener- The Tallest Man On Earth
Have You Forgotten- Jenny Own Youngs
The Scientist- Willie Nelson
What songs keep you focused? Share in the comments below!