Working with a two-track mind

Music can a great mood lifter, ease anxiety and make you feel motivated

Music can a great mood lifter, ease anxiety and make you feel motivated

This might seem counter-intuitive but to focus I seem to need to be super-distracted. My best work is often done with earplugs in busy, noisy cafes.
The quiet space of a computer in a non-disruptions room finds me reading the news, looking at blogs, checking my email, checking my emails, checking twitter, checking my emails…you get the picture.
So it seems like my mind needs to be two-track. My latest strategy for dealing with this is have Spotify playing loudly in my office (some Leonard Cohen anyone?) and then put in my earphones and type type type. Weird but its works.
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About Sarina Kilham

I'm a Doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, University of Technology Sydney. Trained as a social scientist and with a Masters in Sustainable Agriculture, I'm interested in farmer's experiences of growing feedstock for biodiesel production. My research has focused on biodiesel production in Brazil and Timor-Leste. Also on Twitter @sarinakilham and blogging at thequalitativeresearcher.net
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