I’m one of those people that has trouble blocking out sound. Most days, it doesn’t matter how focused I am or excited I am about the work I’m doing, ambient noise easily distracts me. I’ve found, though, that if I can get the noise down (usually with earplugs) or if I can play a little white noise, I can stay focused even when there is stuff going on around me.
One of my favorite things to listen to are sounds from Space. Voyagers I and II recorded electromagnetic waves from planets as they toured the solar system and those waves were released as part of a five volume collection. (You can read more about it here.) So, you can work while listening to Jupiter. It’s so cool.
Below is a spotify play list containing 3 hours worth of space sounds. Let the Cosmos sing to you while you work!by