Yesterday I Instagrammed a picture of my desk… because I legitimately had not turned my computer on since December 19th. December. 19th. It’s not that I stopped working altogether, I was in Florida for the holidays and using my laptop+couch+coffee table as an office here in NYC. Because it’s been cold and I’ve been LAZY. It was really nice while it was going on, but let’s just say… yesterday morning I was craving to be at my desk again. I do work a lot better sitting in a real chair 😉
(Totally a side note here, but my desk is in this random nook in my bedroom. I think the space was originally meant for some kind of wardrobe or shelving unit. However, West Elm’s Parson desk fits like a glove in the space; it’s on sale now and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough. The only downside, which is also a plus– at least in the summer, is that it’s right by the window… in the winter, it is freezing. I bought a space heater a while back during a sale on Gilt and it changed the game for me.)
In the caption on Instagram, I mentioned that I had a great playlist to listen to. So I wanted to share what my new favorite thing in the entire world is: Spotify Mood Playlists. Whoever came up with this idea is my new hero. It’s genius. To be honest, I don’t know how long it’s been actually available, but I’ve been using it for about a month or so.
This is something that put Spotify above Pandora in my book. I’ve been using Pandora since college and even upgrade to a Pandora One subscription every year so I don’t have to listen to ads. I typically use Spotify when I know the songs I want to listen to; it’s how I share my playlists for the blog. Pandora was my go-to for random songs… and now it’s Spotify.
Click on the “Genres and Moods” tab and you’ll be taken to all these icons. You choose the one you’re into and then you’re given even more options. So let’s say you’re studying…. choose “focus.” Within “focus” there are 36 different playlists to choose from based on the type of studying and your own preferences. It even shows how many followers each playlist has so you can tell how popular they are.
I’m obsessed. Sometimes the playlist makes me feel like someone is orchestrating the soundtrack for my life, like I’m in a movie or something. Ha! In case you’re wondering, my favorite right now is “Calm Before the Storm” in the “Focus” page.
Have you tried this before in Spotify? Play around with it and let me know what playlist is your favorite for working out, studying, relaxing, etc!