Getting into the Groove of Workflow

So I'm driving into the city this morning and one of the top-ten coolest songs comes on the radio. No I'm not talking about the Rocky Theme song (a 9.5 on the cool meter) nor Bohemian Rhapsody (also a high scorer). I spent 5 minutes with Delight's Groove is in the Heart.

Effects included:
-head bobbing
-hand motions
-increase in speed
-traffic weaving
-more head bobbing

In terms of productivity in every day life, what helps you to get in the zone? I've found that the most productive people identify their table setters and use them often. Some find background music helpful while others purchase a table-top fountain to get them in the mood for working. Sometimes a rearrangement of one's work space is all they need to maximize effectiveness.

I've recently purchased some noise-reduction headphones to help with this process. To the degree that I can limit distractions and get into my groove, the effects will include better piece of mind and maximum productivity. And, maybe a little bit of head bobbing.

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    Mike,  My two favorite "psych up songs" are the Notre Dame Victory March and the 2002 version of Elvis' "A Little Less Conversation" – totally cool and both get my ready for action.  But when I'm in work mode, I need total silence and I even close my office door at home, even if I'm the only one at home if I'm doing writing.  The headphones are an interesting idea.  Let me know how those work for you!