Happy Tuesday!

It’s a quiet day here today. I’ve been head down getting things done and didn’t even put the music on today. Sometimes I like working with music and other times, only dead quiet will do, and I never really know until I get up in the morning which one it’s going to be.

This morning it’s been a quiet morning because I’ve been working on technical stuff. But this evening when I go back to my bookkeeping and tax organizing, you can bet I’ll be cranking the tunes since that’s a lot of copy, paste and monotony and I’ll need to keep my energy high!

So, for today’s read I thought I’d go back into the archives and share this with you:

Today’s Read: 4 Tips for Using Music to Boost Productivity 

I’m a firm believer in using music to boost productivity, and unless I’m doing a live Zoom or recording videos, there are always tunes playing in the background. I think I might have mentioned in a newsletter or two that turning on the Spotify is my trigger that it’s time to start working!

It’s easy for me to see the link between music and productivity because I’ve been musical all my life. My dad was a musician and a piano teacher, and I started playing the piano when I was about 3 years old. He was always convinced that there was a direct relationship between the music that you listen to and how productive and/or creative you are at any given moment.  

And the older I get, the more inclined I am to agree with him.  

In fact, there is a body of research that shows how music can provide many benefits to your brain and overall cardiovascular health. It can increase your blood flow, making it easier to concentrate and relax. Increased blood flow protects your brain from memory loss, allows you to de-stress, and reduces inflammation that can damage your body’s healthy cells over time.  

Music even works the other way around for high blood pressure due to illness or stress. The key to using music to boost productivity is to find music that makes you happier. It ends up creating a positive spiraling effect throughout your day.

Read the full article

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Today’s Featured Partner Picks

PLR Stack

You could pretty much call Chad’s PLR Stack Bundle the “Who’s Who” of the PLR world because he gets some of the best known DFY Content Creators in the business to participate – including the ones who almost never include their products in bundles! And this year’s is the biggest yet. There are over 45 DFY Content-related products including written content, low-content templates and coloring packs, training, and even software! That’s over $2400 worth of product for only $27… but only for a few days!

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ICYMI… Yesterday’s Picks

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Graphics Deals This Week

Dollar Deals from Creative Fabrica

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NEW!! The Font Fanatics Ultimate Pro Collection from Design Cuts

NEW!! The Cute Character Drawing Class from Design Cuts

NEW!! Pattern Bundle – 265 in 1 from The Hungry Jpeg

A Few Freebies for You

NEW!! 6 Free Canva Templates from Kate Danielle

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That’s it for me this afternoon. I’m off to figure out dinner, and then work on my new resources pages and do some more on the tax stuff tonight.

Have an amazing day! Create what makes your heart happy.

About the author, Ruth Bowers

I'm a self-styled creative soulpreneur who loves that she gets to play with words and pictures for a living. My friends call me the "Repurposing Queen" because I'm always coming up with new ways to use and reuse DFY Content. And I love sharing what I find with you too!

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