Descend into the Cone of Silence
I’ve taken Leo Babauta’s advice and decided to start cutting out the distractions at my job by wearing headphones and listening to relaxing music. It works. I’ve been able to cut out a lot of the gossip and jocularity that are a constant source distraction to me and that prevent me from concentrating on my work.
It’s also been a lot of fun discovering a whole new range of music such as space and ambient. Here’s a youtube clip from a group called the B-Tribe. The name of the song is The Sun. If this doesn’t calm your blood pressure nothing will. Enjoy.