5 Best Video Game Soundtracks To Help You Stay Focused
Stay tuned to these video game soundtrack tunes.
Video Game Soundtracks That Will Help You Stay Focused
As someone who writes at a desk for hours on end, I understand the haunting itch of procrastination and distractions that leave me unmotivated to do my work. Well, if you ever find yourself in that position, might I suggest you try listening to music. According to research done by Teresa Lesiuk of the University of Miami, as reported by Melissa Chu on Medium, people who listened to music were more likely to complete their tasks quickly. And while there are some types of music that aren't suited for an increase in concentration, others will likely lead to more productivity.
The publication suggests that there are five major factors that determine whether music is distracting or not. For example, if the music structure is complex, there are lyrics present, the person doesn't listen to music while working often, the task at hand requires more focus, or if the person doesn't choose to play music themselves, it's likely that the music is more distracting.
So what might be considered good music for concentration at work? Well, video game music comes to mind. But why? Well, Fast Company argued that video game soundtracks are especially "designed to foster achievement and help players get to the next level, it activates a similar 'in it to win it' mentality while working." While I can't speak for all gaming music, I can say that a lot of music from video games help me stay focused when I'm writing. And for the most part, the soundtracks fit the five factors that were discussed on Medium. Personally speaking, at least.
So if you want to give a few melodies a try in order to stay on top of your work, then here are some of the best video game soundtracks to help you stay focused.
Simple and easily consumable, the Stardew Valley soundtrack will leave you feeling focused and ready to take on any task, even if farming isn't exactly your thing.
If you loved Bastion OST, then you're going to love the Transistor soundtrack, which was created by the same composer. While the music has a more melancholy tone than Stardew Valley, the music does just the job when you need to get in the zone at work.
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Could I get through this article without mentioning the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild soundtrack? Clearly not. The game – and the music – is breathtaking, to say the least. You'll feel calm and ready to take on the day when you need it the most.
If you're looking for a classic 8-bit video game feel while you're at work, then you should definitely check out the Fez original game soundtrack. Composed by Disasterpeace, the Fex soundtrack is great for people who want something upbeat to stay motivated.
The Undertale soundtrack tackles the classic 8-bit video game sound and modernizes it for a new generation of gamers. Whether you're looking for something to help you study through finale season or you need to stay focused at work, this OST is perfect, no matter your situation.
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