The darkroom, for me, is purpose built. In the dark, with music, there are no distractions. Only the image and I. That way I can focus on my attempt to make that single print perfect without interruption. That is a big part of the beauty of film and darkroom, in my opinion. To create something elegant with big and clunky tools is just the perfect pastime for me.
I'd like to add that I also enjoy the level of care that has to be taken at each stage. Mistakes are expensive, and that really helps me focus intently.