Concentration is a brittle thing and easily broken. I find low levels of background noise actually help me concentrate. But during the pandemic, it hasn’t been possible to write in coffee shops, so I’ve been raiding YouTube for recordings of cafe noise to play in the background while I’m working. It really seems to help.
Here are some of my favourites:
In addition, I’ve also created my own 70 hour long (!) playlist on Spotify, containing film soundtracks and ambient music that help get me in the mood to write.
I hope you find those links are useful. Feel free to suggest any others in the comments below.No tags for this post.