I tend to listen to my music throughout the day. While I get up and get ready, through doing my work, sometimes while walking to class, and even while getting ready for bed at the end of the day. It is something I have found to help me stay on time and motivated throughout the day.
I also tend to leave my door open when I’m in the room, and I’ve enjoyed seeing the variety of musical tastes from my neighbors along my floor. It’s entertaining to the shift in the genre of music throughout the day, and sometimes it’s surprising or can help me make a connection with the listener.
One thing that does bother me though, is that sometimes people feel it necessary to blast their playlist at 11 pm or later, and in some cases extremely early in the morning.
I understand that you may be a night owl, or an extremely early riser, but could you please have your volume reflect the time of day?
It’s always a bit shocking to wake up some mornings to Lil Wayne coming from down the hallway at full blast at six in the morning. Or to be snuggled in bed and on the brink of sleep at 11:45, only to be jolted awake by Taylor Swift coming from the other end. Or maybe above or below. Some headphones, or even just taking it down a few notches would be great. We don’t all want to feel like our hall is at a concert with the music and bass blaring.
By all means, please do enjoy your music. But maybe be a little more aware of others around you during courtesy and quiet hours? Not everyone can start their day with some wall shaking rock, but rather quietly ease into it; or end their day with jolting dance, but to wind down with the night.