The other week we shared some of our favorite "not so essential" business tools that make our office a happier place, but then Jessica pointed out over on Twitter that we totally forgot to add in some background noise to our list.
And she's right! We cannot function in complete silence. So here's what we have on as we photoshop away on the computer.
Did you know you can download free audiobooks through your library? Oh yes you can! So what are we listening to as we work?
01 | Yes Please by Amy Poehler
Some books are better in audio form and this is one of them. Amy had us chuckling out loud as we work.
02 | BossyPants by Tina Fey
So maybe we just have a thing for fabulous female comedians, but this one is also great. Life advice and laughs is always a winner.
03 | Harry Potter
This is a Lindsay thing, but she'd be mad if I didn't include it. She's listened to the whole series on audiobook at least twice every year for years now. And I'm supposed to tell you that the Jim Dale version is best.
These are all the rage right now and of course we're tuning in.
01 | Being Boss
Kathleen and Emily are designers and bosses chatting about work/life balance. More than the podcast, we love the community that's been build around this show over on the Being Boss Facebook group. It's a fantastic place to ask business questions.
03 | Mystery Show
This ones hard to describe, but the basic premise is that the host, Starlee, solves mysteries that can't be solved with Google. It's a mix of mystery, odd, and funny. Everything we love! Trust us and give it a listen.
Anyone tried out Apple Music yet? We're still loving Spotify and we'd totally make our own playlists if Spotify didn't already curate some pretty great ones.
01 | Open Roads
Easy listening while I'm pushing pixels, but really pretending that I'm on the road to new and exciting places.
02 | Timeless Feel Good Acoustics
A collection of throwbacks we adore.
03 | Women of Pop
For the days we're feeling very #girlboss and want to dance in our seats.
This list is a tad embarrassing...maybe...nah. We love all of these and watched them when we were in college a little too often. Sometimes you just need some mindless television on as you work.
01 | Anything Disney
Our tops are Treasure Planet and Tangled.
02 | Phineas and Ferb
We maybe wish we were them.
03 | Bob's Burgers
A little comic relief while we work is always a good thing.
That's quite the list! But sometimes your in the mood for music or sometimes your in the mood for an audiobook. So tell us, what are you listening to?!