I’ve never been very good about sitting in silence. It makes me uncomfortable. I start to fidget. And I just can’t concentrate. So I always need some type of background noise when I’m working. If I’m working at coffee shop or shared work space, I’m fine with the sounds of nearby chatter and typing. But when I’m working alone at home, Jack Jack’s occasional grunts just don’t do the trick.
In the past I’ve put the TV on, mostly show re-runs. But since I’m a visual person, I found myself constantly looking up to watch a little, even if it was the 89th time I saw Carrie get dumped by a post-it note. So I switched to music. I’ve always wished I knew more about music. I know my favorite song, Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven,” and I know the genres I like and don’t like. But I usually let Pandora do my picking.
After months of trial and error, I finally discovered my go-to Pandora station to play while working:
Francis and the Lights Radio: Best Pandora Station for Working
I found this amazing station by watching Big Little Lies. I fell in love with the opening song of the show and discovered it was by Michael Kiwanuka. So I asked Alexa to play Pandora, Michael Kiwanuka. The station was good, but a little slow. But while listening I heard a song by Francis and the Lights. And then another, and another. So I though, hey Alexa, let’s try Pandora, Francis and the Lights. And that’s basically the station I’ve listen to every day while blogging ever since!
Anytime friends come over, they always comment about what a good station I have on in the background. Again, I’m not musically inclined so for me, this is a huge compliment. The other week, I had a friend staying with me and she suggested I share my music finding on the blog. So here you go! If you need something to listen to while you work, I couldn’t recommend it more.