I just found my iPod. It’s been missing for…at least a year? But that’s not the amazing re-discovery (although it was pretty funny that I couldn’t find it and the whole time it was in its box). I charged it up and brought it to work and re-discovered that I get TONS of work done while listening to music in headphones.
Damn. It’s better than drugs, seriously. Immediate, fast acting, effective. Hot damn.
Back when I worked at my advertising sales job I used to come in every morning, leave the light off, crank the space heater, and then put on my headphones. (And of course, all day long, co-workers would walk in going “Oh, you forgot to turn your light on!” flipping on the frickin’ light…but that’s another story…).
I would sit there for hours, fulfilling contracts, scheduling inventory, making sales calls…
And here I am again, sitting at my desk at the law office…feeling focused, effective, and DELIGHTED that I accidentally rediscovered the power of music on my ability to focus.