"Music is interesting, and if you're engaged with something interesting, it's hard to stay bored. You have more fun and are more likely to get the task done faster and better."
That pleasurable response that the brain emits when listening to favorable music is actually beneficial for many people! A study in 2005 published by Teresa Lesiuk of the University of Windsor, Canada, showed that listening to music helped to improve enthusiasm and as well as their efficiency in completing a task. Much of this has to do with the release of a chemical called dopamine, which is emitted when one listens to music; in turn, this makes them happier than they might be when they are not listening to music. That happiness actually heightens enthusiasm going about work and makes it not boring or tedious. When one is bored, one is not-so-productive. But, by listening to music, we become less bored or not bored at all, thus, increasing our productivity. When there’s music playing in the background, the mind has something to keep it occupied aside from what is being focused on work-wise. This helps reduce boredom and increase one's ability to take on whatever the task may be. Music is interesting, and if you're engaged with something interesting, it's hard to stay bored. You have more fun and are more likely to get the task done faster and better.