Go ahead. You're going to judge me, I know it. It's alright though, this music is helping me plow through my work. I have a system when I'm working:
- Pop music for monotonous tasks
- Dance/Electronic for deep thought tasks
- Rap for dependency injection (gotta keep it all straight!)
- 90's music to ease in and out of time boxes
Most all of these songs fall in a range where two or three of them are enough to complete a time box I've laid out for myself. If I need to stretch, I'll listen to another one. It's all about the timing!
What ways do you use to stay on task?