15 Things to Do While Listening to Music

Music is incredibly versatile; it can help increase productivity, relax you, or get you pumped for a workout. If you’re trying to figure out some new things that you can do while listening to your favorite songs, then this is the list for you.

Here are 15 things to do while listening to music:

1. Doing Household Chores

Let’s face it, nobody likes doing household chores. Chores are just something that have to be done, and somebody has to do it. Listening to music while cleaning can help make the task go by faster since it has a way of zoning you out.

Singing along and even dancing to the music will put you in a good mood and forget about the cleaning you’re doing. It can also help you complete the chore more quickly. Before you know it the cleaning will be done.

2. Working Out

Working out to some of your favorite tunes can really help you get in the zone. The music will motivate you instead of letting you focus on your tiredness.

It will also distract you from giving in to laziness or fatigue. It’s important to listen to upbeat music with steady beats as opposed to slower songs with long dips. This will ensure that you stay focused.

3. Going for a Walk

Popping in your earbuds before you head out on a walk will help zone you out and help you to relax. Walks can often be a shorter activity depending on your schedule.

Some people only take a few short walks a day to walk their dog, so listening to music while taking a walk can help you destress and relax a bit while also getting some exercise. Incorporating music into your daily walks will help you get up and moving without even realizing it.

4. Going for a Drive

Diving and listening to music is an activity that many people do daily or weekly. For most of us, driving and listening to music goes together hand in hand. Whether it’s a long commute or sitting in traffic, music can help relax you in tense situations. Music can also help you unwind after a long workday and helps you to decompress on your way home.

5. Active Listening to the Music Exclusively

A positive mood can be induced by actively listening to music. It also allows you to really listen to the lyrics and transport yourself into the story that the song is telling. It can be a very enlightening experience while also helping to give you a unique perspective on things.

Sometimes we don’t realize what songs are about, or what message the artist is trying to get across. When you actively listen to a song your mind is able to fully comprehend the story and the meaning behind it.

6. Meditating

When choosing the music to listen to while meditating, it is important to chose a gentle tone. The music should be calm and gentle enough to improve your psychological balance. The music shouldn’t be loud, upbeat or high pitched.

It should be very mellow and calming so that you can properly relax and clear your mind. There are several resources that can suggest which songs to listen to and how to integrate them into your meditation sessions.

7. Going for a Run or Hike

Listening to music can make you a bit hyper which will help with your run or hike. It can make you more energetic and enthusiastic about your activity and help to make the experience more pleasurable. Listening to your playlist while on a hike can help you appreciate your surrounding more and allow you to become more in touch with the nature around you.

8. Studying

For many people, listening to music with no lyrics at a low volume can help improve their concentration. For others, listening to music with lyrics has no effect on their ability to concentrate and can often improve it. It allows you to shut out the world and focus solely on your studies.

This can also make study time go by much faster. This is a personal choice because it effects people differently.

9. Working

Listening to music while working can help increase the attentiveness on your tasks. It can also make repetitive tasks more enjoyable since the music will make you calmer and happier. Your wok environment will become happier and healthier due to listening to music which will make you more productive. Listening to music can also make your day go by faster since you’re listening to your favorite music while also getting your work done.

Depending on your job, the music might have to be played at a very low volume, especially if you’re making or taking calls. However, even being played at a low volume can greatly improve your productivity and make you happier at the same time.

10. Reading and Writing

Listening to music has the power to increase creativity and thought processes. Music can also inspire you to seek inspiration and help to engage in more critical thinking. Listening to music without any lyrics can also improve your concentration while reading.

It can allow you to fully engage in the book and fully comprehend what message the writer is trying to convey. It may also make you more engaged in the text and you can fully immerse yourself in the story.

11. Going to Sleep

Music has a wonderful ability to fully relax you to the point that you can drift off to sleep. It can also help you fall asleep faster and and achieve a more restful nights sleep. There are several devices that were specifically made to be used as a sleep inducer or enhancer.

Some people prefer the noise machines, however music can be a better option to the the relaxation properties it has. Soft music that plays at a low volume in the background will relax you better than watching TV or scrolling through your phone.

12. Arts and Hobbies

Whether your hobby is crafting, knitting, creative writing or painting, music can help you get motivated to achieve your goals with your hobby. It can also help you concentrate better while focusing on your current task. The music can also inspire you to pick up a new hobby and make time for other things as well.

13. Partying

It goes without saying that partying and music goes well together. Music will help you and others at the party relax and unwind while enjoying one another’s company. Additionally, listening to music can reduce stress and anxiety, making everyone feel more positive.

Playing music at parties can also engage everyone in conversation. A certain song could bring up a past memory for some and they could start talking about events that transpired as a result of the song playing. Music has a way of bringing a lot of nostalgia to people, which can be a good conversation starter for those that are just getting to know one another.

14. Playing Games

Listening to music while playing games can make the game more enjoyable and rewarding for everyone playing. The music can help put the players in an enthusiastic mood while engaging more in the content of the game. Music can also be playing while participating in outdoor games which can help remind people of the joys of being in a stress-free environment.

15. Surfing the Web

Since many people spend their free time surfing the web, it is a wonderful opportunity to listen to music. This could be your favorite playlist or even time to explore new genera’s of music. Listening to music while surfing the web can also improve your alertness.

Maybe you’re casually surfing and scrolling through news articles or you’re actively searching for a recipe or possibly a new topic that you know little about. The music playing in the background can be ideal for improving your concentration while engaging in this activity.


Music is a very powerful attribute that you can integrate into many different aspects of you life. It can be a wonderful asset to several chores, tasks and work that we do everyday. It can make the less enjoyable tasks more tolerable since it can instantly put you in a better mood. Using the relaxing qualities that music brings can also greatly improve your sleep quality and overall health.

Brian Clark

Brian Clark

Brian Clark is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer. He is passionate about practically all areas of music and he particularly enjoys writing about the music industry.

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