Background music played over my home audio system is ideal when I’m washing dishes or cleaning house, and it even helps to pump me up when I’m working out at the gym or at home. But there are times when I prefer silence, such as when I’m reading, or working, because let’s face it — I can’t multitask all that well. Occasionally it’s nice to have silence to let your daydreams take over and run their course. They can wind up therapeutically cleansing a cluttered mind and you may find inspiration or epiphany in those much-needed minutes of silence.
On the other hand it’s great when I’m able to play classical music when I need to concentrate on something; the mathematical perfection puts me in the zone and allows me to figure out the solution to my problem (they say that classical music on your home audio speakers is supposed to make you smarter). “The Zone” is almost a subconscious state where you don’t even realize what you’re doing or how much time has passed; it’s never achieved by listening to familiar music or even music with lyrics because then you start focusing on the music rather than the task at hand. Classical music occupies the worrying part of the mind, which hinders creativity, thereby helping your break down that mental impasse.
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