How to correctly set up some music playlists for a massive productivity boost
Pomodoro method is okay. Getting a good breakfast is indeed key. Taking deep breaths when you wake up helps. There are so many productivity hacks I could list, but listening to music is the absolute best and this is because it has synergies:
- People see you’re working and leave you alone
- Listening to music gets you in the zone
- It cuts out ambient background noise
- When you don’t like a song you can quickly hit “Next” using mac media keys. In this way music provides a much needed minor distraction.
Set up your mac to be a vibe machine
I suggest downloading your music for higher productivity.
Why download instead of listening to Spotify/Youtube? No ads, no waiting for the video to load, no flashy visuals to distract you, one less tab open, and all your music is always ready to go with one click of a playlist.
Download VLC. iTunes is a disaster so don’t use it.
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)"; brew install youtube-dl;
Use youtube-dl to get some great tunes:
cd ~/Desktop; mkdir bootleg; cd bootleg; youtube-dl -f best -x https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0fiLCwTmAukotCXYnqfj0A/videos;
Now open VLC. Drag your new music files into VLC. Press Command+S to save a new playlist. Press Command+Z to set playlist to random. Now open VSCode and get to work!!!
Last updated: December 25, 2019