Do you listen to music while you work?
My last few jobs have been in open-concept offices, which are both very popular and very conducive to distraction. I'm not a fan. but I do realize that ship has long since sailed. Since I tend to work in Corporate America. and Corporate America is convinced open workspaces are positive, I tend to listen to music while I work.
My favorite working music is Groove Salad, which is a streaming channel on Soma FM. ( http://somafm.com/groovesalad/ ) I like it because the music has enough of a beat to be energizing, but it's not too driving or fast. Groove salad tends almost exclusively toward instrumental track with no lyric. I find lyrics distract me from the words of whatever I may be working on, and sometimes I sing along without realizing I'm doing so.
My other solid option is baroque music. I like Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi mostly, and for the same reasons as Groove Salad. The main difference is that I don't stream the baroque, I bring a playlist with me. If I need to establish a new routine for work, I'll set that up with the playlist because I can tie the routine and the songs together and tread that path a little more heavily in my neural network. If I'm somewhere that streaming is disallowed or discouraged, I can shuffle the playlist to stay out of the routine option, or use the playlist to help move through the morning tasks.
I know people who have to work in silence, and people who can't work in silence. I'm curious to hear what other people do and how you choose your work playlist, or if you have one at all.