Are you experiencing the post-Spring Break blues? Are you needing a little motivation to get back into the school-grind and stay on top of your studies? Remember: finals are not too far away! If you're anything like us, we enjoy listening to music while we work. We put together a few ways to get help you stay focused on your assignments and studies by hitting the books with music!
1. Volume Control
First things first to remember: listening to music while being productive is meant to be used as background noise. Be sure to keep the volume at a relatively low level so that you may listen while you work! Yes, even if it is your absolute favorite song.
2. Let the Classics Roll
There are a few studies that have shown that classical music may actually benefit and boost your brain's productivity. Listeners of classical music find themselves actually put in a better mood--which is a crucial part of doing homework or studying! If you find that you're not exactly into the whole "old school" classical music, there are a few others to perhaps check out and try! Are you more interested in the "Today's Hits" genre on Spotify and Pandora but still want to experience the benefits of listening to classical music? Then we suggest check out the Vitamin String Quartet. Name that tune.
3. Study to the sound of Gryffindor
Harry Potter fans will love this one! If you want to listen to some soothing sounds for a little extra background noise but don't want the lyrics, check out the ambient sounds from various rooms at Hogwarts!
4. Short and Sweet
In order to prime for best studying atmosphere and to keep a clear and focused mind, try to keep your playlist on the shorter side. Between 40-45 minutes is a decent amount of time to have a playlist continuously play and once it has reached the end it can easily be a sign for you to take a much needed short break!
5. Jam before the Exam
Have you listened to the same playlist during your study sessions? Perhaps you have been pouring over formulas and learning definitions and ensuring you know all the right techniques that could potentially appear on your exams. We suggest listening to your playlist before the exam to help recall anything from memory! Who knows, maybe the next song on the playlist could trigger a memory from your in-depth study session the night before!