Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Music Makes All Better

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Music Makes All Better

Article excerpt

WE KNOW pretty much every activity is made better with music -- for some even sleeping.

But today we focus on the heinously boring, yet necessary, tasks we do regularly that can be transformed from yawn to yay by turning on the tunes.

Housework: You'd be surprised how many calories you burn whizzing around the house like a spray-bottle-wielding warrior. Turn up the music, get into your daggy cleaning clothes and make it double as a workout. Even put out a call for back-up singers and make it a family affair.

Cooking: For some, cooking dinner after a hectic day at work feels like more of a chore than it should. So put on your favourite play list and as your hips start to sway you'll feel the stresses of your day start to melt away.

Studying: It sounds distracting but some people actually work better with music playing. If you're in a distracting environment trying to study, channel your focus to the page in front of you by blocking out all the other noise with music. …

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