So, productivity wonks are all familiar with this thing called the Pomodoro technique. Basically, you work for 25 minutes, then take a five minute break, then repeat for your whole work day.
Here is a fun way I sort of implement this when I am in my office. I have a record player here, and I bring a few LPs over every month or so from my album collection at home.
An LP is almost exactly 26 minutes to a side. Getting up to flip the record, check FB, get a beverage, etc. is just enough time to feel like a break – I don't really time my breaks.
So basically owning a record player is a good way to do the pomodoro technique without using a timer. When the music ends, take 5. Flip the record and go back into work mode.
Now here is the fun thing about using records. Almost all of my collection is bought from garage sales and record fairs where you just sort of flip through unsorted bins and buy stuff that looks cool or seems like you would enjoy it. A lot of it is old and unfamiliar. This is key.
If I listen to music I know and already like, I sometimes accidentally pay attention to the jams. What you want it music that will fade into the background. And moreso than modern music, music from the vinyl era was much more about fading into the background.
So that is an added benefit of this particular format vs. using Spotify and a timer for example.
Anyways, hope that helps!