Sometimes it helps to fill your ears with something while you’re trying to get some work done. To that end, here are a few options that you may find appealing, from the lush and lovely, to the relaxing, to the odd, but (perhaps) comforting.
There are currently 350+ playlists that have been curated with the idea that each one is a good collection to study and/or work to. I certainly don’t like all of them, but there are some nice ones, including Outer Space by Atombob. You may find others you like, or maybe there’s something else on 8tracks that appeals to you entirely.
Music for Programming
More focused on the electronic side of ambient, these collections are said to appeal to the coding set. Whether or not that’s true, there are some lovely bits of sonic wallpaper here.
Here, you can mix and match nature sounds and adjust the master volume as well as the volume of the individual elements. A rainstorm with soft, distant thunder, for example. There’s even a timer, if you need it to fade out for sleep. At work. On your desk. Hmmm…
Can’t afford Starbuck’s coffee? This site will make you feel like you’re there anyway, while you sip on your cheap instant joe.
Okay, admittedly, this one is kinda strange.
ASMR stands for autonomous sensory meridian response. Proponents claim that certain sounds, like rustling paper, or scratching a pen against a page, or soft clicking, produces a response in some people that is tingly and pleasurable. Other folks say this is a load of dingo’s kidneys.
You can be the judge. In any case, the playlist linked here includes peeling oranges, playing with beads and slicing kiwi fruit. In reverse. Personally, I find the sounds quite pleasant and relaxing without getting in the way of my brain getting work done.
Anything you listen to while you work? Let me know in the comments!
And, as always, thanks for your time.