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Studying with Music

Studying with Music

Hello, everyone! How are you all doing? I hope your first week back at university has been lovely and you feel ready for the year ahead!

I had so many ideas for a blog post this week but none of them felt quite right. This is when I thought of music – we all listen to it every day, whether we want to or not. You hear it in supermarkets, when someone’s phone is ringing, on the TV and so on. I personally love listening to music, there’s never a time I sit in silence. I went to a music school for years so it’s something I’ve been close to for a long part of my life. Also, since it’s our first week back at uni, I’ve been overwhelmed by all the assignments coming my way and I thought I’d try to help you guys out the best way I can think of – through music.

I know a lot of people enjoy listening to classical music when they work on their assignments, which is supposed to simulate your brain. My favourite way to find new music to listen to every time I work on something is through Spotify (which you can get a discount for – 50% off for students OR just enjoy the free version). Spotify provides so many pre-made playlists designed to help you concentrate on your studies. I put together a list of playlists I’ve found and there should be something for everyone (click on the links below). The best thing about these is that the music does not include any lyrics. If you listen to songs with lyrics it will make you feel distracted as you will most likely want to sing along like I do haha.

  1. Deep Focus 
  2. Reading 
  3. Late Night Reading
  4. Jazz Backdrop
  5. Acoustic
  6. House Remixes

Of course, during breaks, you should blast your speakers, listen to the latest tracks and sing along as loud as you possibly can to get out all the assignment frustration. My personal favourites include:

  1. Ellie Goulding – Still Falling For You
  2. Major Lazer & Justin Bieber – Cold Water
  3. AJR – I’m Not Famous
  4. Justin Bieber – Sorry
  5. Kiiara – Intention
  6. Drake – One Dance
  7. Fifth Harmony – Worth It
  8. The Chainsmokers – Roses
  9. Selena Gomez – Hands To Myself
  10. Ariana Grande – Let Me Love You

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I hope this helped you if you’re someone like me who just simply cannot live without music and wants to listen to it even while studying! Until next week!

– Helina x

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