Listening to music can be extremely relaxing, but at the same time, it can also be very distracting. I listen to music all the time, and sometimes it can be a welcome distraction, or a helpful tool.
I used to listen to pop music all the time on the radio (I know, crazy right?) but I found it too distracting so I tried other types of music. By far, the most relaxing music I have ever listened to is worship music, like the ones you sing at church. When I listen to those kinds of music, I pretty much zone out, and depending on what I’m doing, it can be helpful or harmful.
When I work, I listen to classical music. I love the listening to layers of instruments, one on top of the other. It can help me concentrate on my work and relive the stress or anger when I come across a frustrating problem or concept. I used to listen to my songs that I play in orchestra, but recently, I have gotten into some great composers like JS Bach and Tchaikovsky. I have developed a sense for classical music and it is very interesting to imagine what it would be like to see what they are playing.
I will always listen to music while I work or relax, and I think it is a great tool to use and take advantage of.