I like listening to light and melodious classical music at night when I am relaxing. It puts me in a relaxed state of mind and takes my mind off the daily struggles and stresses that I often deal with.
Driving, I don’t usually listen to music, I prefer podcasts. Podcasts turn a boring mundane daily drive into a school of learning on wheels. I subscribe to various different podcasts based on my field of work and it is so often that I pick up new a different skills based on my commute! You cant lose with podcasts. Something else you may want to try is Audible by Amazon. These are audio books. Again, very useful to help you learn new and different things.
Gym. The workout music in the gym that I listen to is divided into two categories depending on the type of workout I am doing.
For cardio vascular work, or high intensity training, I have a fast paced music play list. These tracks get me pumped and make me run that extra mile when my energy levels are low. The music here would be dance, something with a good, fast paced beat, something like that is excellent on the treadmill.
For lifting weights, I have an “epic training” play list. This consists of hard hitting beats with an “epic” music to give you that “powerful” feeling. This is awesome when lifting heavy weights.
For driving home on a Friday night, I turn my podcasts off and turn on some Garage music. These tracks are from my teenager days and for me, they are gold. They get me into the weekend mood and helps me put my work, and office behind me. These jumpy, dancy tracks get my endorphins going and are an excellent way to start my weekend!