Finding methods that support focusing and staying on track is universal for ADHDers. And what works today might not work tomorrow, so switching things up and having multiple options in your toolbox to manage your symptoms is always a good idea. So how about finding music that can help you stay on task?

Look no further! Music can be a great tool in supporting focus and other executive functions. It can help to center your energy and bring back your focus to the task at hand.

Studies have shown that music has a soothing effect on the body and can help to reduce stress and anxiety. Music can also help to create a state of relaxation which is great for managing ADHD symptoms. But not all music is equal.

There are certain genres of music that are more effective when it comes to helping with focus and concentration. In general, instrumental music is best because it lacks lyrics and won't distract your mind from the task at hand. Genres like classical, lofi, jazz, chillout and ambient are great for focus, creativity and calming down your mind. Jazz can also be a great choice for concentration and relaxation.

Choosing the right music for ADHD-related challenges highly depends on the situation. In the morning, you might want to listen to something that gets you going without distraction. At work, something calmer might be the right choice.

Here are some of the ADHD symptoms that music can help to manage:  

  • Inattention and lack of focus
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity
  • Distractibility

So if you’re feeling overwhelmed and you need some help with concentration and focus, try these playlists to get stuff done!





In addition to a playlists, you can download Brili Routines: Habit Tracker and see for yourself how much you can get done with it. Brili is a time and task management tool created specifically for people with ADHD and the routines you can create with it go well alongside any of the playlists above. It's free for the first 30 days.