Distracted? These Playlists Will Help You Find Focus

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It’s a new year and you probably have a million things running through your head.  Whether it’s decluttering after the holidays, staying organized this year, or daydreams of traveling again, staying focused on work can be difficult. A great trick to stay on task and lessen the distraction of a wandering mind and daydreaming is to listen to a playlist. Spotify has some great playlist options and we’ve pulled together a few you might like.


Video game soundtracks are designed to help you focus on the game and goal. Whether it is beating the boss or just getting to the next level, these songs will make you feel like you can achieve any goal. They are perfect for listening to while working on daily tasks.

Classical Lovers

The great thing about Spotify is there are so many genres. You can go from video game soundtrack endurance to zoning in with Mozart. Classical music can be relaxing, but it can also be driving and powerful to help keep you awake and focused.

Sci-Fi Fanatics

Have you ever watched a Sci-Fi movie and noticed the music seems to be a background noise? Soft sounds, atmospheric noises, and eerie vibes can help keep your mind on track without distracting you from your tasks. These are great playlists to provide some sound to an empty room without needing too much attention.

Movie Buffs

Check out a Thomas Newman Soundtrack playlist to hear some of the best movie pieces. These songs are not over-powering and can fit into your tasks to provide focus and encouragement to get things done. Songs like “Finding Nemo”, “The Green Mile”, and “What A Wonderful World” will keep you going throughout the day.

Instrumental Tunes

Are you easily distracted by the lyrics that accompany your favorite tunes? Maybe you like to sing along and lose focus. The Explosions In The Sky playlist has instrumental songs that incorporate the catchy notes from popular music, but no vocals are included.

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Hip-Hop Fans

Low-Fi HipHop is an interesting playlist with energetic songs, but not energetic enough to get you up from your desk and moving. Catchy tunes meet a chill vibe to help you stay focus and driven to complete the task at hand.

Scientific studies have been done on the effects of music and productivity, and Spotify has so many productivity playlists to help you get through your day.

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